Southport and The Lancaster Canal

Southport and The Lancaster Canal

The charming Victorian resort of Southport is renowned for its beautiful coastline, lovely parks and gardens, plus miles of golden sands and Britain's second longest pier.

The elegant seaside town of Southport is renowned for its attractive parks and gardens, miles of golden sands and the marine lake. The majestic Grade II listed pier is one of the oldest in the country and at a mile in length is the second longest in the UK. This fabulous pier features a purpose-built tram which travels to the seaward end. Tree-lined Lord Street with its Victorian Arcades is one of the country’s finest shopping boulevards, flanked by shops on one side and gardens and fountains on the other, which form the heart of this unspoiled, traditional seaside town.



A recently built four star hotel located at the heart of the waterfront development on the promenade, enjoying superb views over the Marine Lake. Facilities include a fitness suite, the Marine Brasserie Restaurant, plus a bar and relaxing lounge area. All the luxurious en suite bedrooms feature air conditioning, LCD television, internet access, safe, iron & board, hairdryer, mini bar, plus tea & coffee tray. Marine Lake suites are available at a supplement featuring floor-to-ceiling curved windows and balconies and offering panoramic views of the coast. Lift to all floors.



  • We visit the historic city of Lancaster where attractions include the 18th century Shire Hall, the Priory & Parish Church plus the magnificent Castle. Steeped in almost 1000 years of history including the trials of the Pendle Witches, the castle is regarded as one the most important historic monuments in the North West. On arrival we’ll have some time at leisure to explore before we board a canal boat for a trip on the Lancaster Canal. Relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity as you cruise to the Lune Aqueduct, often referred to as one of the "wonders of the waterways" and a masterpiece of civil engineering.

  • We have a half day visit to the city of Liverpool, a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site with more museums and galleries than anywhere else outside of London. Take a stroll along the waterfront and visit the Albert Dock, boasting magnificent architecture and the largest group of Grade I listed buildings in the UK. Maybe visit the museums and the city’s cathedrals, or take a cruise on the River Mersey.



  • Four nights' accommodation with dinner and breakfast.

  • Excursions as described above

  • Canal boat cruise on the Lancaster Canal

  • Return coach travel.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Nelson Pub Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub
Bangor, Pontio Centre Bangor, Pontio Centre Bus Stop
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Campbell Road Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road
Caernarfon, Leisure Cent. Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Y Glyn Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road
Chester Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Deganwy Deganwy, Railway Station Bus Stop
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Halkyn Halkyn, Outside Billy Jeans
(Springfield Hotel Return Drop Off Point)
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llanberis, Maes Padarn Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn
Llanberis, Spar Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop
Llandegai Llandegai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop
Llandudno Jct. New Road Llandudno Junction, New Road Bus Stop
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
Northop Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop
Old Colwyn Old Colwyn, Church Walks Bus Stop
Opposite The Plough Inn
Penmaenmawr Penmaenmawr, Llys Clwyd Bus Stop (Opposite Spar)
Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay, Post Office
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
Rhos on Sea, Cayley Arms Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Cayley Arms
Rhos on Sea, Hickorys Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Wrexham, Northbound Wrexham, Taxi Stand King Street
(Taxi Feeder Service)
Y Felinheli, St. Marys Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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