Travelling around Southport
A model railway village, rolling sand dunes and the country’s second longest pier all await visitors to the North-West town of Southport. It’s claimed that Paris’ long, leafy boulevards are modelled on Southport’s Lord Street (after Napoleon once holidayed here) and whether or not this story is true, there’s definitely an air of glamour that makes this attractive coastal town worth a look.
Residents and tourists alike will never be short of things to do here. Lovers of the great outdoors can pay a visit to one of the many parks that make up this area of Merseyside, while thrill seekers can stop off at Southport Pleasureland or Splash World waterpark.
Southport has great transport links, with regular trains to Liverpool and Manchester and the nearby M6. Getting around within the town itself is catered for by Arriva buses with regular services to Liverpool, Formby, Ormskirk and Wigan to name just a few.