Leisure facilities: For those who like the great outdoors, Halsall is 7.6 miles from Ainsdale Beach, 9.1 miles from Formby Nature Reserve and 9.7 miles from the thought-provoking Crosby Beach – the permanent home of “Another Place” an art installation by Antony Gormley, the creator of Angel of the North. 6.3 miles away is the historic town of Southport with its beach and leisure facilities.
To enjoy a more relaxed pace at the weekend try a round at the illustrious Royal Birkdale Golf Course or at the nearby Hurlston Hall, Hillside, Southport & Ainsdale courses.
Further afield, Liverpool and Manchester offer the bright lights of the big cities with shows, restaurants and high street shopping, not to mention international airports for the ultimate getaway or business trip.
To unwind over a good meal and a drink, the popular Saracens Head public house and restaurant sits on the bank of the canal. There is also the 2 Michelin star Moor Hall in nearby Aughton, set in 5 acres of gardens with view of a lake, a Grade 2 listed gentry house of mid-16th century origin.
West Tower, Country House Hotel, Aughton, will appeal to many, with its 18th Century elegant rooms with restaurant and gardens.
Drive into Birkdale Village, where you will find a host of 4 and 5 star restaurants including Bistrot Verite and something to suit everyone’s taste from trendy wine bars to vintage tea rooms.