Guest houses in Southport and Bed and Breakfasts in Southport
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Introduction to Southport
Southport is a seaside town on the Irish Sea coast situated
within the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, in England, UK.
The town is located 16.5 miles (26.6 km) to the north of
Liverpool and 14.8 miles (23.8 km) west-southwest of
Preston. Southport has a population of around 100,000, with
approximately 40% of the population over 55 years old and
around 55% defined as social class ABC1.
Historically a part of Lancashire, tourist attractions include Southport Pier, the second longest seaside pleasure pier in Great Britain, Lord Street, a tree-lined shopping street once home of Napoleon III of France,and a fairground which was originally opened in 1912.
The town contains examples of Victorian architecture and town planning. These include much of Lord Street in addition to Cambridge Hall, Town Hall and Wayfarers' Arcade. A particular feature of the town is the extensive tree planting. This was one of the conditions required by the Hesketh family when they made land available for development in the 19th century. Hesketh Park at the northern end of the town is named after the Hesketh family.
Extensive sand dunes stretch for several kilometers between Birkdale and Ainsdale/Woodvale to the south of the town. The Ainsdale sand dunes have been designated as a National Nature Reserve in England and a Ramsar site. Local fauna include the Natterjack toad and the Sand lizard.
Visit SouthportThere's never been a better time to visit Southport! With the British Musical Firework Championships 3rd to 5th of October, and a fantastic Comedy Festival to end a great season of events in Southport, don't miss out on family fun entertainment, reserve your ticket now!
With nearby Liverpool celebrating 2008 as its year of European Capital of Culture and the opening of new attractions and hotels, Southport is the perfect short break or day trip destination, with beautiful beaches, great attractions, superb shopping, a mouth-watering array of restaurants and lots, lots more.
There's also one of the best event programmes in the country - which includes the Southport Flower Show, Southport Airshow, British Musical Fireworks Championships, Southport Food & Drink Festival, The Southport International Jazz Festival, Summer Classics and many more.
Southport is widely regarded 'England's Golfing Capital' with seven championship courses including Royal Birkdale, which recently hosted The Open in July 2008. The town is at the centre of 'England's Golf Coast' and over twenty courses including the '3 Royals' can be reached in under an hour.
Add to this a vibrant and exciting night-life, the Victorian splendour of Lord Street with its' unique range of shops, some of the most scenic parks and gardens you're ever likely to visit and you'll appreciate why Southport is indeed England's Classic Resort.