Queen Victoria ruled England during the mid-nineteenth century and it was a very prosperous era for the country, with a global importance in which Great Britain was the leading industrial and commercial power. Southport remembers this period, both in the Victorian style of most of its architecture and in statue in Neville Street. Nice patriotic gesture.
Southport Pier is the second longest in England. First opened in 1860, with an initial length of 3600 feet (1 km approx.) and then extended to 4380 feet (1.3 km approx) in 1868, this dock is beautiful and vast. It has suffered numerous setbacks: beatings, fire ... But the biggest blow was to reduce it again to 3650 feet (1 km.). Walking along the pier is fantastic, the sunsets are wonderful. It enjoys a vastness that physically collides with Ireland. Gorgeous. Open every day except Christmas Day and, if we get tired, there is a train that runs. Do not miss it, it is AMAZING.
Chapel Street is the main street where the locals do their shopping, and where you can find leading brands such as: Topshop, River Island, H & M, Marks and Spencer, Primark, etc. This pedestrian street was made in early 2000 and since then has continued to grow. Moreover, it has direct access to the train station, Southport Railway. It is ideal for gifts or pamper yourself.
The St George's Church is a Presbyterian Church in Southport, specifically in Lord Street. Romanesque style, it is mainly characterized by its elongated shape and it has a single tower at the front, which has a conical shaped roof. It is a good choice to sit and watch this beautiful church. Admission is free.
The Maritime bBridge is one of the works executed in the Merseyside region to restructure the coast in the town of Southport. The bridge was opened in May 2004, being used for both cars and pedestrians, thus uniting Southport beach with places in the nearby the town (places such as Lord Street or Ocean Plaza Mall). This mulitmillion pound work measures 56 meters long holding, built over the water. The coast of Southport is very curious, because the bridge connects two parts of the town separated only byin a lake (Marine Lake), which is a lovely when spring flowers bloom in the surrounding botanical gardens . It is a lovely walk in the warm seasons, becuase in autumn and winter is it common to see the lake frozen and bare trees. An essential place to discover the beauty of Southport. Here is a video from the air of the maritime area: http://vimeo.com/5259460
The Town Hall in Southport was built by Thomas Stanley at a total cost of approximately 2300 pounds sterling. It is located on one of the most important streets in the city: Lord Street (emblematic) and Chapel Street (the most modern and commercial street). It is next to the town library and is surrounded by beautiful gardens.
Hesketh Park is situated approximately 3 km from the center of Southport, but the calm that I felt there is worth visiting it. It is a green park, lush, with a lake as its central axis. It has facilities like public toilets, mini-golf and caféThe best thing is, no doubt,to walk through it, sit on its benches, or simply read a novel at the bottom of any of its trees. Wonderful ...
Founded in 1821 by Rev William Docker, the first Christian Church in the city. Demolished in the 50s because of safety problems. It kept the imposing central tower and was remodelled. In 1987, another study revealed more safety problems, so it was closed for nine years and was again restored. Today it is a beautiful church in the central street. Ideal to visit to admire how much its many reforms cost.
Southport is a seaside town in the county of Merseyside, near Liverpool, on the west coast of England. It is a very attractive tourist resort for the British tourist seeking peace, and a place to rest from the busy life of nearby large cities such as Liverpool or Manchester. Lord Street measures one mile exactly (about 1.6 km) and is one of the busiest shopping streets in Northern England. It is built in the Victorian style, and is a combination of shops, public buildings and private homes. One my favorite stores, located in this street is Watersones a fantastic bookshop present throughout the national territory. Napoleon III stayed for a while in the vicinity of the street before he was crowned Emperor of France and it is said he was inspired by this street to build the streets that would become the famous boulevards of Paris.
It usual for a Spaniard to frown when he sees an English beach. They have nothing in common at all with sandy beaches and clear water that we are used to. Southport Beach is a vast area of sand. When the tide rises, a beach. When the tide is very low you have to travel miles to get to the sea, so it's not uncommon to see the 4x4s go through in search of salt water. Southport Beach, due to its size, was used in the 1920 for races. Apart from that, it is common to have areas in which forest mix with sand,and beautiful landscapes. It's lovely to walk around and feel the sand between your toes, and when you can, to feel a few rays of sun and take a dip.
Located between Lord Street and the Town Hall, the town center Southport Tourist Information offers visitors a wide range of activities and information. There are free tourist maps available, explanations of the activities to do in the area and many more tips. Its in an easy place to find and convenient, since, wherever you go, you will find it.
Golf is the most popular sport in this area of the country along with rugby. In Southport and the surrounding area there are many golf clubs such as Hesketh Golf Club, Royal Birkdale Golf Club and the Formby Hall Golf Club. They enjoy a great reputation among the British public, who appreciate the difficulty and beauty of the courses. This course has hosted the Mens and Womens British Open.
If you want to relax and not do tourist things, the best you can do is to play in the fun machines in Silcock's. The business is also in nearby Blackpool, so it's not a novelty. The amusement arcades are right next to the Theater and Convention Center, and just two minutes from the Ocean Plaza mall.
Southport has many fresh products available - such as fresh fish and the freshest meat, as well as vegetables, organic and otherwise. It is a place to chat with the market traders and enjoy the atmosphere of the market.
The Southport Theatre and Convention Centre is the most cultural building in the village. The building hosts all kinds of performances, from musical to lectures... The conference rooms or halls can be rented.
Soutport Arts Center is between the Town council and the library, where there are lots of performances from all over England to entertain the citizens. It is a Victorian building which is situated very centrally. If you have time, it's a great idea to enjoy a show in the center.