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Aintree Race Course
~6.43 miles from Ormskirk city center
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|#2 of 30 Things To Do in Ormskirk|
~7.42 miles from Ormskirk city center
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Meols Hall is a historical manor house in Churchtown, Merseyside, dating from the 12th century but largely rebuilt in by Roger Fleetwood-Hesketh in the 1960s.Meols Hall dates back to the late 12th century, when the manor was granted to Robert de Coudray of Penwortham. The manor has since passed down through marriage and inheritance, and in the 16th century became part of the property of a branch of the Heskeths of Rufford. Much of the old house was demolished in the mid 18th century, reducing the building to its mid 17th century core and a wing dating from c. 1695. Meols Hall was subsequently used as a farmhouse, until the family of Charles Hesketh took residence in 1919. Modest additions were made to the house in 1938, but the main reconstruction work was carried out between 1960-64 b...
|#3 of 30 Things To Do in Ormskirk|
City Centre Southport
~7.64 miles from Ormskirk city center
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|#4 of 30 Things To Do in Ormskirk|
~7.81 miles from Ormskirk city center
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Southport Pier is a Grade II listed structure in Southport, Merseyside, England. At 3,650 feet (1112 m) it is the second longest in Great Britain after Southend Pier. A tram link runs from Southport to the pier head (the far end of the pier).Recent modernisation and repair of the pier formed part of a wider redevelopment strategy, including the new Marine Drive sea wall, landscaping around the pier and the new tram route, and the new £23m Ocean Plaza shopping centre - which presents a blank back wall on the seaward side. Completion was in 2002.The pier is a completely open structure, with modern railings on an older base, and a deck made of hardwood slats, affording a partial view of the sea below. Plans to restore the Victorian shelters along its length remain just plans.The modern ...
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~7.93 miles from Ormskirk city center
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Southport’s Splash World opened in 2006 and went some way to compensate for the loss of Pleasureland. Rides and features at this indoor water park include:Lazy river rideHigh-speed water slidesWater curtain25m swimming poolLearner poolSplash world is part of the Dunes Leisure Centre. Here you’ll also find a gym, steam room and sauna, and sports hall.
|#6 of 30 Things To Do in Ormskirk|
~8.12 miles from Ormskirk city center
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A nature reserve. It is free to get in, and a walk around the woods searching for squirrels on a hot day can be very cooling. This is all topped off by a lovely stretch of beach at the end packed with people in the summer. A fantastic day out for all.
|#7 of 30 Things To Do in Ormskirk|
Croxteth Hall and Country Park
~8.29 miles from Ormskirk city center
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Croxteth Hall is the former country estate and ancestral home of the Molyneux family, the Earls of Sefton. After the death of the last Earl in 1972 the estate passed to Liverpool City Council, which now manages the remainder of the estate, following the sale of approximately half of the grounds. The remaining grounds, Croxteth Park, were at one time a hunting chase of the Molyneux family and are now open to the public.
|#8 of 30 Things To Do in Ormskirk|
~9.01 miles from Ormskirk city center
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Goodison Park is a football stadium in Liverpool, England and home ground of Everton F.C. The ground was built in 1892, though it has been greatly developed since, having an all-seated capacity of 40,157.Goodison Park is the world's first purpose-built football stadium and has recorded several firsts in stadium development in England. As well as hosting Everton games, the stadium has been the venue for an FA Cup Final and numerous international fixtures, including several in the 1966 FIFA World Cup. The stadium's future is currently undecided, as the club have been pursuing the construction of a new stadium in the Kirkby area (known as the Everton Kirkby Project) on the outskirts of Liverpool, a plan which was rejected by Communities and Local Government Secretary John Denham in Novemb...
|#9 of 30 Things To Do in Ormskirk|
~9.16 miles from Ormskirk city center
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Knowsley Hall is a stately home near Liverpool within the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley, in Merseyside, England (grid reference SJ444938). It is a Grade II* listed building and is the ancestral home of the Stanley family, the Earls of Derby. The hall is surrounded by 2,500 acres (10 km2) of parkland, which contains the Knowsley Safari Park. The hall is no longer the home of the Stanley family but has been restored and converted for functions such as corporate events, conferences and weddings.
|#10 of 30 Things To Do in Ormskirk|
Knowsley Safari Park
~9.36 miles from Ormskirk city center
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Knowsley Safari Park is a tourist attraction in the borough of Knowsley on the outskirts of Liverpool, England. The park was also home to a former RAF airfield which closed at the end of World War II.Situated on the famous estate of Lord Derby, the vast reserve is home to many different animals including elephants, giraffes, lions, bongos, tigers and baboons. The Derby Estate have a tradition of keeping animals, ever since the famous artist and nonsense-poet Edward Lear was employed there in the 19th century to paint pictures of the Earl's collection. Smaller animals, including domestic pets, are also kept on site as part of the attractions for visitors. The 'Bug House' provides a collection of insects.
|#11 of 30 Things To Do in Ormskirk|
~9.41 miles from Ormskirk city center
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|#12 of 30 Things To Do in Ormskirk|
St. Helens' World of Glass
~9.98 miles from Ormskirk city center
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The World of Glass provides a journey of discovery into one of the most common substances on Earth – Glass.Travel from 500BC to the present day and discover the amazing history of glass and how our lives wouldn’t be the same without it. Watch live glass blowing demonstrations, experience the stunning special effects film show, visit the extensive galleries and explore the underground tunnels beneath the Victorian Cone House – home to the world’s first continuous glass production tank.The canal-side Kaleidoscope Café offers a delicious menu of home-cooked food, Artisan Gift Shop and Level One Art Gallery – a contemporary space where visitors can view and purchase work from local artists.The World of Glass is also a first class conference destination. Its unique surroundings make it an...
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Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse
~10.63 miles from Ormskirk city center
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Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse, (Stanley Dock, Liverpool, England) is a grade II listed building and is the world's largest brick warehouse. Standing 125 foot (38 m) high, the building was at the time of its construction in 1901, claimed to be the world's largest building in terms of area. The 14 storey building spans across 36 acres (150,000 m2) and its construction used 27 million bricks, 30,000 panes of glass and 8,000 tons of steel.The overall design is by A.G. Lyster, the Dock Engineer, but Arthur Berrington almost certainly played a part. The warehouse was a late addition to the Stanley Dock complex and was built on land reclaimed from the dock. Stanley Dock is accessible from the dock system or by barge from the Leeds and Liverpool Canal which enters under Great Howard Street brid...
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City Centre Wigan
~10.72 miles from Ormskirk city center
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|#15 of 30 Things To Do in Ormskirk|
City Centre Liverpool
~10.96 miles from Ormskirk city center
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|#16 of 30 Things To Do in Ormskirk|
~11.03 miles from Ormskirk city center
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Sherdley Park in the district of Sutton is the largest park in St Helens, Merseyside. Its 200 acres (0.81 km2) include an 18 hole golf course, a formal garden, open woodland, a lake, pets' corner and summer events. It is well known in the local area for hosting the Sherdley Show, a large annual three day event attended by up to 500,000 people.Originally owned by the family of 19th century coal and copper baron, Colonel Michael Hughes, it was purchased by the local authority after the second world war as a place of relaxation for the citizens of Sutton.
|#17 of 30 Things To Do in Ormskirk|
World Museum Liverpool
~11.07 miles from Ormskirk city center
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World Museum Liverpool is a large museum in Liverpool, England which has extensive collections covering archaeology, ethnology and the natural and physical sciences. Special attractions include the Natural History Centre and a free Planetarium. Entry to the museum itself is also free. The museum is part of National Museums Liverpool.The museum has recently undergone extensive refurbishment in order to double the size of the display spaces, making even more of the collections accessible for visitors. Major new galleries include World Cultures, the Bug House and the Weston Discovery Centre. A central entrance hall and six-storey atrium opened in 2005. On reopening after this refurbishment and extension the museum's name changed from its previous title of 'Liverpool Museum', which it has he...
|#18 of 30 Things To Do in Ormskirk|
Walker Art Gallery
~11.07 miles from Ormskirk city center
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The Walker Art Gallery houses a collection including Italian and Netherlandish paintings from 1300–1550, European art from 1550–1900, including works by Rembrandt, Poussin and Degas, 18th and 19th century British art, including a major collection of Victorian painting and many Pre-Raphaelite works, a wide collection of prints, drawings and watercolours, 20th century works by artists such as Lucian Freud, David Hockney and Gilbert and George and a major sculpture collection.The first John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize exhibition was held in 1957. Sponsored by Sir John Moores, founder of Littlewoods, the competition has been held every two years ever since and is the biggest painting prize in the UK.There is a regular programme of temporary exhibitions which in 2009-10 has include...
|#19 of 30 Things To Do in Ormskirk|
St. George's Hall
~11.07 miles from Ormskirk city center
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St George's Hall is on Lime Street in the centre of the English city of Liverpool, opposite Lime Street railway station (grid reference SJ349907). It is a building in neoclassical style which contains concert halls and law courts, and is a Grade I listed building. On the east side of the hall, between it and the railway station is St George's Plateau and on the west side are St John's Gardens. The hall is included in the William Brown Street conservation area. In 1969 Pevsner expressed his opinion that it is one of the finest neo-Grecian buildings in the world although the building is notable for its use of Roman sources as well as Greek ones. In 2004 the hall and its surrounding area were recognised as part of Liverpool's World Heritage Site.
|#20 of 30 Things To Do in Ormskirk|
Liverpool Central Library
~11.07 miles from Ormskirk city center
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Liverpool Central Library is the largest of the 24 libraries in Liverpool, England. The Liverpool Central Library can be found in the centre of Liverpool.The library is located in several adjoining historic buildings on the city's historic William Brown Street. The library's first building was the William Brown Library and Museum building which was completed in 1860 and which it has always shared with the city's museum, now known as World Museum Liverpool. The library was then extended further to the right with the addition in 1879 of the Picton Reading Room and to the rear with the Hornby Library in 1906. All three of these buildings are Grade II* listed buildings and are built in a classical style similar to other buildings on the street.In May 2008 it was announced that some of ...
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Liverpool Empire Theatre
~11.08 miles from Ormskirk city center
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Liverpool Empire Theatre is located on Lime Street in Liverpool, England. It is the largest theatre in Liverpool, and the largest two-tier theatre in Britain. It is part of the William Brown Street conservation area.It was designed by W. and T. R. Milburn and opened on 9 March 1925 and was built by Moss Empires on the site of the Royal Alexandra Theatre and Opera House, the former New Prince of Wales Theatre and Opera House.In April 1979 Merseyside County Council bought the theatre from Moss Empires, who spent £680,000 on works in the next two years. It is managed by Clear Channel Entertainment (now Live Nation) and in recent years has undergone a £10.5 million regeneration.In 2007, the theatre hosted the annual Royal Variety Performance, with Paul Potts, the winning contestant of Br...
|#22 of 30 Things To Do in Ormskirk|
Lime Street Railway Station
~11.15 miles from Ormskirk city center
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Liverpool Lime Street railway station on Lime Street is a mainline and underground railway station serving the city centre of Liverpool, England. The station lies on a branch of the West Coast Main Line from London Euston, and on the Wirral Line of the Merseyrail network.One of the Virgin Train platformsIn the early days of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway (L&MR), the Liverpool terminus was located at Crown Street, in Edge Hill, officially opened in 1830. Construction of a purpose-built station began in October 1833, the land being purchased from Liverpool Corporation for £9000. A tunnel was constructed between Edge Hill and the new station (starting in 1832, prior to station construction), and the station was opened to the public in August of 1836, although construction was not ...
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Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre
~11.20 miles from Ormskirk city center
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The Williamson Tunnels consist of a labyrinth of tunnels in the Edge Hill area of Liverpool, England which were built under the direction of the eccentric businessman Joseph Williamson between the early 1800s and 1840. They remained derelict, filled with rubble and refuse, until archaeological investigations were carried out in 1995. Since then excavations have been carried out and part of the labyrinth of tunnels has been opened to the public as a heritage centre.
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Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
~11.22 miles from Ormskirk city center
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Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King (usually shortened to Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. The cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Liverpool and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool. The Metropolitan Cathedral is one of the two cathedrals in the city. The other, the Anglican Cathedral Church of Christ in Liverpool, is situated around 0.5 miles (0.8 km) to the south. The Metropolitan Cathedral is one of Liverpool's many listed buildings, more specifically as Grade II*.The cathedral was designed by English architect Frederick Gibberd who became the cathedral's architect when his design was chosen in a worldwide competition to build design the cathedral. Construction on Gibberd's design starte...
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Royal Court Theatre
~11.25 miles from Ormskirk city center
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The Royal Court Theatre is a non-commercial theatre on Sloane Square, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It is noted for its contributions to modern theatre. In 1956 it was acquired by and is home to a resident company, the English Stage Company.
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University of Liverpool
~11.27 miles from Ormskirk city center
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The University of Liverpool is a teaching and research university in the city of Liverpool, England. It is a member of the Russell Group of large research-intensive universities and the N8 Group for research collaboration; and founded in 1881 (as a University College) it is also one of the six original "red brick" civic universities. The university has produced eight Nobel Prize winners and offers more than 230 first degree courses across 103 subjects. It has an annual turnover of £340 million, including £123 million for research.
|#27 of 30 Things To Do in Ormskirk|
~11.30 miles from Ormskirk city center
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The Liverpool Playhouse is a theatre in Williamson Square in the city of Liverpool, England.Although a concert room had existed on the site since approximately 1844, the Grade II* listed theatre seen today was built in 1866, when it was the Star Music Hall. Changing ownership and name to Star Theatre of Varieties and then Star Theatre it became the home to Liverpool Repertory Theatre Company, which was established in 1911, and disbanded in 1999. The name was changed to The Playhouse in 1917. Among actors in the company were Robert Donat, Michael Redgrave, Alex Atkinson, Anthony Hopkins, John Thaw and Ian McKellen. During the Second World War it was home to the Old Vic. The theatre was briefly closed in the late nineties, but reopened in 2000 under the management of Liverpool and Merseysi...
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~11.32 miles from Ormskirk city center
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The Everyman Theatre is a theatre on Hope Street in Liverpool, England. It was established in 1964 to perform works of relevance to the inhabitants of Liverpool.The front was rebuilt for the theatre, to disguise Hope Hall, a building that was previously a cinema and had been a chapel before that. From the back the origins of the building can clearly be seen. More of the original cellars can been seen in the Bistro below the theatre.The church was originally built in 1837 and was later closed in 1853, when it was turned into a concert hall. In 1912 the hall was converted into the Hope Hall cinema, which lasted until 1959. It was opened again in 1961, as the Everyman Theatre showing a range of classical films including Walt Disney’s Fantasia and Pollyanna, whilst a programme of stage p...
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Clayton Square Shopping Centre
~11.32 miles from Ormskirk city center
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Shopping centre which includes Virgin Megastore, Body Shop, JD Sports, Principles, Paper Mill, Boots, Disney Store.
|#30 of 30 Things To Do in Ormskirk|
Liverpool Town Hall
~11.38 miles from Ormskirk city center
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Liverpool Town Hall stands in High Street at its junction with Dale Street, Castle Street, and Water Street in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. It is a Grade I listed building, described in Images of England as "one of the finest surviving 18th-century town halls". The Buildings of England series refers to its "magnificent scale", and considers it to be "probably the grandest ...suite of civic rooms in the country", and "an outstanding and complete example of late Georgian decoration". The town hall was built between 1749 and 1754 to a design by John Wood the Elder replacing an earlier town hall nearby. An extension to the north designed by James Wyatt was added in 1785. Following a fire in 1795 the hall was largely rebuilt and a dome designed by Wyatt was built. Minor alterations have su...