Travelling around Crosby
Crosby is a coastal town in the north-west of England, located just an hour’s drive away from Liverpool John Lennon Airport and close to Southport, Formby and Bootle. In the 19th century, the First Lord of the Admiralty described the views out to the Irish Sea from Crosby as being ‘second only to the Bay of Naples’.
The combination of natural beauty and a thriving nightlife pulls many visitors to Crosby. It is also the ideal base for exploring the big city culture, shopping and entertainment of Liverpool.
There are excellent road and rail links in and out of the town, and Arriva buses run a range of services travelling to and from Crosby and Formby, as well as further afield to Liverpool and the tourist hub of Southport.
The origins of Crosby lie in the Viking age when it was known as Krossabyr, which is an Old Norse word meaning ‘village with the cross’, and it was mentioned as ‘Crosebi’ in the Domesday Book of 1086.
Like many parts of the UK, Crosby experienced rapid growth during the Industrial Revolution, and the arrival of the railway in 1848 cemented its position as a suburb for people working in Liverpool.
In its modern form, Crosby is actually made up of a collection of areas along the Irish Coast, including Great Crosby, Little Crosby, Waterloo and Brighton-le-Sands, all of which are part of the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.