Golf Southport - Trips & Excursions
Golf Southport will be delighted to organise
any day trips or excursions for any members of your party.
If you decide to take a day off during your Southport Golf
Holiday, why not let us suggest a few of the many attractions
that the region has to offer. You may decide to visit the
exciting and cosmopolitan cities of Liverpool and Manchester
both within an easy drive away or you could opt for a visit
to the beautiful and breathtaking scenery of the English Lake
district, again only a short drive away from your hotel in
Southport. These are only suggestions and of course you can
tailor make excursions to suit your own agenda and we at Golf
Southport will endeavour to fulfil your requirements.
Spouses & Partners
We realise that some parties will be bringing their spouses
or partners with them and whilst you are playing golf we will
organise any trips or excursions that may appeal to your wife/
husband or partner. Just tell us how they would prefer to
spend the day and we will organise it for them.
Things to Do & See
Although Southport is renowned for golf, the city of Liverpool
is more renowned for its cultural history, tradition, football
architecture, and of course The Beatles. Liverpool is easily
accessible from Southport both by car and train (trains run
every 15 minutes from the main Southport Train Station) and
has a wealth of visitor attractions to suit all tastes from
the culture lover to the football fan and Beatles fan.
serious football fans will not pass up the opportunity to
visit two of the most famous football stadiums in the world
Anfield and Goodison - Homes
FC and Everton
FC. Trips are organised on a daily basis round
these stadiums, dressing rooms and trophy rooms.
The Beatles Story
Beatles Story and Museum is based in the Albert
Dock and is a magnet for Beatles lovers from all over the
world. One of Liverpool's most popular tourist attractions
it is open on a daily basis and is a "must see"
for all Beatles fans.
Mathew Street and The Cavern Club
is where it all began for the "fab four" and is
again a very popular tourist attraction. You can experience
the atmosphere of walking down Mathew Street and then visiting
the world famous Cavern
Club which is situated at the beginning of Matthew
Liverpool's most visited tourist attraction the Albert
Dock has something for everyone. A massive restoration
project over the last 25 years has made it a great success
story with museums, art galleries, bars hotels and restaurants.
has a reputation for having a really impressive collection
of museums which include the Merseyside Maritime Museum
and the International Slavery Museum, both
of which are based in the Albert Dock. You can also check
out the Museum in the magnificent St. George's Hall based
in the City Centre.
Art & Culture
Albert Dock is host to the Tate
Liverpool and is a very popular visitor attraction
for all art lovers. Other Art Galleries of note and definitely
worth visiting is the 290 year old Liverpool Bluecoat based in the City Centre, The
Walker Art Gallery, again in the City Centre, and
also any art exhibitions showing in St. George's Hall.
For all architecture lovers no visit to Liverpool would be
complete without a visit to the two Cathedrals - The Anglican
Cathedral and the Catholic Cathedral. Both Cathedrals form
part of the Liverpool skyline and have received praise from
all over the world for their architectural designs.
There are of course many other architectural delights in
Liverpool including St
George's Hall, The Liver Buildings
and the Cunard Buildings.
One is the new hugely impressive shopping centre
right in the heart of Liverpool and for all serious shoppers
this is the place to visit. Most major brands have a presence
and shoppers come from all over the region to visit this shopping
Street in Southport with its beautiful Victorian
feel also offers a serious shopping experience to the non-golfer.
There are many covered shopping Arcades like the Wayfarers
Arcade and the Royal Arcade. Both Arcades have an impressive
Victorian domed roof and they also have a wide range of upmarket
shops selling a wide array of exclusive goods. All the famous
High Street names can be found in Chapel Street which runs
parallel to Lord Street.
to one of the most famous horse races in the world - The Grand
National - Aintree
holds about 6 race meetings throughout the year and if you
are having a day off golfing and one of the race meetings
coincide then Golf Southport highly recommends a day out at
this world famous sporting venue.
Botanic Gardens Southport
Botanic Gardens in Southport is situated in the beautiful
little village of Churchtown which is on the outskirts of
Southport dating back to the 19th century the Botanic Gardens
are famous for their award winning floral displays. There
are also many other attractions including boat hire, bowling
green, café and shops.
Martin Mere Wildlife Trust Nr. Southport
If any of our visitors are birdwatchers this attraction is
definitely worth a visit on any of your days off from golfing.
Over 300 species of birds have been known to frequent the
area and it is the largest wetland conservation charity in
Southport Flower Show
Southport Flower Show is held every August and if your
golfing holiday in Southport coincides with this event then
Golf Southport highly recommends a visit to this prestigious
event. Held in Victoria Park Southport it attracts over 100,000
visitors per annum who come to enjoy the floral displays and
Southport Air Show
150,000 people pour into Southport every September for this
event, which uses the beach and promenade as a backdrop for
an impressive display of various civilian and military aircraft.
The display is very spectacular and is a must visit for all
The Lake District
within just over an hour’s drive from Southport the
District is one of England’s Premier Tourist Resorts.
The splendour of both the Lakes and the stunning scenery make
this a must visit on your day off from golfing in Southport.
restored to former glories the Southport
Pier is a popular tourist attraction and has
a claim to fame of being the second longest in the UK. At
the end of a Pier there is a fully licensed bar and café.
If you don’t fancy a stroll on the Pier, just relax
and take a ride on the Pier Tram which runs all day during
Southport Marine Lake
Marine Lake is the largest man made lake in the UK
and is a magnet for all water sports lovers. Water skiing
and jet skiing are popular on the lake and pleasure craft
of all sizes can be found sailing up and down the lake, including
the “Southport Belle”.