Britannia Scarsbrik | Half board | 5 days | 04/05/2015
Southport is without a 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 has since developed into one of the North West’s classiest towns.
Browse the vast array of shops on famous Lord Street; a broad tree-lined boulevard with covered walkways and arcades, it 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, It certainly is a wonderful place to spend a few relaxing days and it also provides the ideal base for excursions to other places of interest in the North-West, such as vibrant Liverpool, historic Chester, or the best of lovely Lancashire.
Scarisbrick Hotel, Southport
In an excellent position, right in the heart of tree lined Lord Street, the impressive Scarisbrick Hotel promises good standards of accommodation and cuisine. Originally built as a coaching inn, this 19th century property features elegant restaurants, a choice of bars including the Knights cocktail bar with its resident pianist and a state-of-the-art leisure club complete with swimming pool, sauna, spa, steam room and gym.
Excursion to Liverpool with guided walking tour: Liverpool is a city brimming with heritage and culture. It has a strong maritime history as well as being a modern day Mecca for art lovers, theatregoers and museum fans. Liverpool’s status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site is down to its stunning Waterfront and amazing architecture. You’ll never be short of things to do in Liverpool, whatever your interests. To make the most of our visit, we have an included walking tour of the city and afterwards you are free to do as you please. If you prefer a relaxing afternoon, Liverpool has lots of scenic parks and the Albert Dock, which is a lovely place to sit with a coffee and watch the ships come in.
Excursion to Chester: We have plenty of time to explore this lovely city, created by the Romans some 2000 years ago. The centre is compact and easy to get around on foot by means of a way marked Millennium Festival Trail. Sights include the Eastgate Clock, Chester Visitor Centre, Roman Amphitheatre and the most complete city walls in Britain. There is even a Town Crier that welcomes visitors at 12 noon at the city centre Cross.
NB: Clitheroe Market is on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Itinerary available on request
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Return coach travel; hotel accommodation; entertainment as described; meals and drinks as selected; excursions and inclusions as selected