Southport is without doubt one of Britain’s most elegant seaside resorts – the ‘jewel of the north west’. It was founded in the late 18th century by William Sutton who established a sea-bathing house amongst the dunes on the unique Sefton coastline and it has since developed into one of the north west’s classiest towns.
Browse the vast array of shops on famous Lord Street; its broad tree-lined boulevard with covered walkways and arcades inspired Prince Louis Napoleon to remodel Paris along similar lines in the mid-nineteenth century. Take a stroll in one of Southport’s award-winning parks and gardens, which provide the setting for the world-famous Southport Flower Show every August. Marvel at the stunning views available from Southport pier, the longest overland pier in Great Britain.