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11 Ensuite rooms & self contained flat


Ideal for golf - trolley charging room

High Speed wifi

Cosy lounge

Kitchen preparation area

Nespresso coffee machines

Free car parking is available

perfectly located on bath st

Located in the heart of Southport, just a few minutes’ walk to the Promenade, Southport’s famous Lord Street Boulevard and the Convention centre. The Stamford Guesthouse provides gorgeous boutique accommodation in Southport. We’re proud to fly the flag for Southport and for the great British seaside and would be delighted if you would choose to stay with us when you’re next in town.

Our rooms quietly shout luxurious serenity; beautifully designed, spacious and with top of the range beds and pillows. Ensuite comes as standard in all 11 of our rooms at The Stamford, Southport. Modern travel has changed and we have designed The Stamford around that.

The Stamford is perfectly set up for Golfing Groups as well as couples and friends who want to enjoy Southport’s many events, conferences and traditional British Seaside hospitality.

We also have a self catering flat that can be configured to be either 2 bedrooms or 3 bedrooms. Perfect for families or groups of friends who want to enjoy their own kitchen and lounge. To book this choose ‘Apartment 2 Bed’ when booking direct online. If you want the 3rd bedroom, please email us at 

Ideal for Golfing Breaks

We are the ideal accommodation in Southport for golfing holidays and breaks.

Southport is perfectly placed on England’s Golf Coast, offering some of the best courses in the world. We are home to the UK’s highest concentration of championship link courses, most around 15 mins drive from our Southport Hotel. 

Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind, relax and enjoy the hospitality of this amazing part of Northern England.

The Stamford has a dedicated Golf room where you can:

1. Charge your golf trolley

2. Store your golf clubs

3. Air your wet weather clothing

Relax in our lounge and kitchen

A clever blend of luxury hotel room with some self catering facilities.  Breakfast is not included in our room rates as we have found that many people want a choice. Instead if you are staying with us in one of our ensuite rooms you can sample the many amazing eateries within a 5 min walk or enjoy your self provided toast and cereal, which you are welcome to prepare in our communal kitchen area. We have a fridge, microwave and complimentary coffee machines.

With us, your stay in Southport will be as comfortable and professional as the best hotel but with more flexibility. A smarter way to stay.

The Stamford has partnered with the wonderful Bistrot Pierre restaurant, which is a 2 minute walk to offer mouth watering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our guests receive unlimited coffee with their breakfast, open from 9am. And even better a free drink with their lunch or dinner, simply bring the business card in reception and hand to the wonderful staff at Bistrot. Enjoy!

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Prestigious Golf Courses

Southport is in the heart of England’s golf courses.  The north west of England is lucky enough to possess some of the country’s top golf courses. Southport is in close proximity to four courses, one of which, Royal Birkdale, is a tried and tested host of the British Open Championships amongst other prestigious competitions. Right next to Royal Birkdale sits Hillside Golf Course, with Southport & Ainsdale Golf Course located a little further south towards Formby. To round off an encompassing selection of fairways to practice your swing, just a little further north of Southport Station is Hesketh Golf Club, a fixture within the area from as far back as 1885.

 The Stamford is set up for Golfers, with a dedicated Golf Storage area, Buggy Charging points and Drying Room.

Royal Birkdale is possibly the finest of all courses in England. Royal Birkdale has held more Championship and International events since World War 2 than any other course in the world. Open Championships, Ryder Cups, Women’s British Opens, Senior Opens, Amateur Championships, Walker Cups and Curtis Cups.
Royal Birkdale Golf Club has been voted the number one golf club in England, one of the top five clubs in the UK and amongst the top 35 in the world. Visitors are assured of a warm welcome on and off the course delivering a golfing experience second to none.

Green Fees

January 2019 – March 2019

Weekday £175

Weekend £210

April 2019 – September 2019

Weekday £235

Weekend £265

October 2019 – December 2019

Weekday £175

Weekend £210

Hesketh is the oldest golf club in Southport, established in 1885. The course is predominantly links in nature and Championship golf has been played at Hesketh from the early days.

Part links and part parkland, it is set among the Victorian villas of a residential area at the northern end of South West Lancashire’s sand dune system. Designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, Hesketh sits beside a nationally renowned nature reserve and the seabirds and other wildlife provide an added attraction for visitors.

In addition to being regularly chosen as a Qualifying venue when The Open is played at nearby Royal Birkdale, Hesketh has hosted County Championships, National Championships and top events in women’s golf. These include the Lancashire Amateur Open, the Lancashire Ladies’ Amateur Open and the British Senior Amateur Championship.

Green Fees


Midweek £45

Weekend £50


April & October

Midweek £52.50

Weekend £65



Midweek £65

Weekend £85

Formby Golf Club is one of the classic courses of the Lancashire coastline. A true championship links course unlike any other, founded in 1884. Running through mature sand dunes and pinewoods, the combination of well protected greens, undulating fairways and challenging tee shots signifies a course of magnificent contrasts. Such is the profusion of wildlife and plants at Formby that it has been declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest with the magnificent, fragile dunes a designated conservation area.

The club is unique in Britain for within the boundary of its own course is the completely independent Formby Ladies Golf Club, which was founded in 1896.

Formby has hosted many important national and regional amateur golf events, particularly four Amateur Championships. It was on this course that Jose-Maria Olazabal beat Colin Montgomerie to win the final of The Amateur Championship in 1984. The excellence of the course was underlined once again in 2004, when the Club had the honour of hosting the Curtis Cup – the world’s greatest team event in Ladies Amateur Golf, a match between Great Britain and Ireland against the USA. Formby is at the forefront of amateur championship golf in the U.K. and acted as one of the three final qualifying courses for The Open in 2006. Modelled by three of golf’s greatest architects, the course measures from the members’ tees 6,496 and championship tees a tremendous 7,024.

Green Fees

January 2019 – February 2019 (per round)

£250 per fourball Mon-Fri, £270 weekend.

£90pp Mon – Fri

March 2019 (per round)

£260 per fourball Mon-Fri, £300 weekend.

£90 pp Mon – Fri

April, August and October 2019 (daily rates)

Monday – Friday (anytime) – £115

Saturday (after 15:30) – £130

Sunday (from 11.30 to midday and after 14.30) – £130

May, June, July and September 2019 (daily rates)

Monday – Friday (anytime) – £150

Saturday (after 15:30) – £165

Sunday (from 11.30 to midday and after 14.30) – £165


Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club is a two time Ryder Cup venue and top 100 ranked UK course. The course is set amongst the dunes on the North West coastline and is another of course designer James Braid’s great creations.

Founded in 1906, part of the great golf boom around the turn of the 20th century. Inevitably the passing of so many years has brought about changes to the course, but the traditional feel of a championship links has been retained.

The club has hosted two Ryder Cup matches in 1933 and 1937 and a number of other prestigious championships including The British Ladies Open and The British Amateur. The club has acted as a final qualifying course for The Open Championship and is a fixture in any ranking of the Top 100 courses in the Great Britain & Ireland.

All the holes are of championship standard and no two are the same. However, if one had to be singled out, it would be the sixteenth. This famous hole has a great hill and bunkers, lined with railway sleepers and is a cunning trap, catching poor second shots. It is called ‘Gumbleys’, after the gentleman who spent some time in there!

The course is a magnificent test of golf, especially with the sea breeze, profusion of heather and gorse combining to provide you with a challenging and immensely enjoyable experience.

Green Fees

January 2019 – March 2019

Weekday £65

Weekend £85

April 2019

Weekday £100

Weekend £110

May 2019 – September 2019

Weekday £135

Weekend £150

October 2019

Weekday £100

Weekend £110

November 2019 – March 2020

Weekday £75

Weekend £95


Hillside Golf Club is situated in Southport, the home of “England’s Golf Coast” which boasts England’s finest stretch of coastal links. Hillside has hosted many amateur and professional tournaments in its illustrious history and was recently selected by the European Tour to stage the 2019 British Masters. The R&A have been a regular visitor to the Links with The Amateur and Ladies Amateur Championships being staged here as well as Final Qualifying for The Open on numerous occasions.

Green Fees

January 2019 – February 2019

Weekday £70

Sunday £90 

March 2019

Weekday £110

Sunday £135

April – September 2019

Weekday £160

Saturday & Sunday £190


Key Events

Southport Theatre and Convention Centre is the UK’s largest conference centre including a Theatre and Casino. Situated on the water’s edge with a commanding view over the Marine Lake and endless sandy beaches, you will find an incredible array of shows and productions, from top music concerts, to west end shows and comedy festivals.  There is something for everyone to enjoy.

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The Convention Centre also plays host to many top competitions such as the NABA (National Amateur Body-Builders’ Association) and The Irish Dancing British National Championships.

6 – 8th September 2019

Each year Southport hosts the ever popular Southport Air Show, located at Southport beach.  One of the largest air shows in the UK.  This is an entire weekend of aviation fun – launching on the Friday night with displays at dusk, fireworks on planes and grand firework finale.  As well as the flying programme, there are plenty of things to do on the ground. From flight simulators, static aircraft to explore to climbing walls, assault courses and even a diving tank with a real-life Marine!

15th – 18th August 2019

Taking over Victoria Park each summer, Southport Flower Show is the largest independent flower show in the country. The Flower Show was first hosted in 1924 and has grown to become one of the town’s biggest attractions.

Renowned for its spectacular show gardens and grand floral marquee, it also features the largest amateur’ growers and floral art competitions. With celebrity guests, garden theatre, shopping village and food festival there is plenty for everyone!

Over three days, Southport bursts into life with a huge programme of art and culture splashed throughout its venues and open spaces. Interactive street drawing, community dance performances and superb theatre create unforgettable experiences.

As music pours from venues throughout the town centre, with jazz orchestras, flamenco guitar, folk, jive and pop punk bands just some of the excellent free performances you can expect. Look out this year for stunning family street theatre, big name soul singers and superb dance performance throughout.

31 May – 2 June 2019

The Southport Food and Drink Festival usually takes place over the first weekend in June.  A ‘foodie’s paradise’ with a little something for everyone to enjoy. Stimulate your senses and try food from different cultures at the variety of Street Food stalls. Traditional British food is celebrated throughout the street food and producers with homemade pies, chutneys, local sausages, hog roast, and ice cream from a local dairy.

The atmosphere is brought alive with live music throughout the day and if you are bringing the family head over to the Children’s Festival where circus workshops, food themed activities and more will be taking place to keep little ones will be entertained all day.

27 – 29 September 2019

The British Musical Fireworks Championship is a firework competition across three nights; competitors battle it out to be crowned the ultimate winner. Set in the beautiful Victoria Park, the British Musical Fireworks Championship presents firework displays like no other. Over three nights prepare for breathtaking displays, an array of light and a mixture of music.

The British Musical Fireworks Championship is a pyro musical competition. This means that the fireworks are to with the music and the entire show is choreographed to give you, the audience, some of the most spectacular fireworks you will ever see.

Watched by millions around the World, nothing comes close to the atmosphere and endeavour of the Grand National festival.  Starting with Grand National Thursday, celebrating champions past and present which provides the backdrop to four Grade One races, followed by sensational live music and entertainment after racing.

Day two of the festival is the world-famous Ladies Day, when all things style and fashion are brought into the spotlight. And then there’s Grand National Day, the most iconic of all handicapped horseracing events in the world.

Southport History & Now

Southport is a beautiful and typically British seaside town in Merseyside, anchored to the coastline of the Irish Sea. With stunning architecture and arguably the best collection of golf courses around, it’s a must see destination.

The Mad Duke of Southport

Southport was founded in 1792 when an innkeeper named William Sutton (also known as The Mad Duke or The Old Duke) took advantage of the fashionable new trend of ‘sea bathing’ and built a bathing house on the beach near the village of North Meols. Realising the importance of the newly created canal systems, he gambled with the idea of a hotel by the seaside just 4 miles away from the newly constructed Leeds and Liverpool Canal.   He constructed his “Original Hotel” at the southern end of what is now the mile-long and much-admired Lord Street, but was nothing of the sort at the time. Rather, the project became a source of disbelief and amusement to the folk of Churchtown and Meols, who referred to William Sutton as “The Mad Duke” and the hotel as “Duke’s Folly”. The hotel was described as being ‘in the southern hawes of nowhere’ at that time, “hawes” (or “meols”) being the local word for sand dunes.

However the Mad Duke proved himself to be otherwise! Lord Street grew, with the hotel anchoring the southern end, helping to create its own more respectable address. Nowadays, the town of 93,000 still pays tribute to its founder with a notable plaque set in a cornerstone at Duke Street/Lord Street, along with a hotel just off the corner which bears the name Dukes Folly Hotel.

Lord Street dates from the 1820s when the joint Lords of the Manor, the Bold-Houghton and Fleetwood-Hesketh families, laid out a spacious street and began the policy of granting building leases which stipulated that development should not be of an industrial or offensive nature. It was first called Lords’ Street after the founding families.

The character of Lord Street and the resort however was established during and after the 1840’s with the policy of the new landlords, especially Charles Scarisbrick, of encouraging planned residential development. This policy, continued by the town’s leading citizens, was accompanied by a deliberate attempt to develop the town as a seaside resort for the ‘refined’ and ‘well to do’.

The first boulevard in the world!

Lord Street is famously believed to be one of the first boulevards in the world. The young exiled Prince Louis Napoleon took lodgings just off Lord Street for a season in 1838. Much later, when he had become Emperor Napoleon III of France, he ordered his architect to rebuild the capital.

The inspiration for Paris, perhaps…

The great boulevards which traverse Paris today are believed to have originated from the Emperor’s memories of Lord Street – tree-lined boulevards, wide pavements and shops on the west side.

By the end of the nineteenth century Southport was well established in its dual role of select residential town and high-class resort. Nowhere was this more evident than in Lord Street with its substantial hotels and public buildings, its exclusive shops and dignified public gardens.

Today Southport is a flourishing seaside and golf destination hosting many events, conferences and just generally a really good time.

Local Attractions


Boasting a beautiful and expansive coastline, Southport is surrounded by natural beauty, making it a great place to escape. Starting your journey along the coast, at Crosby beach you can experience the Anthony Gormley ‘Another Place’ art installation, 100 iron men standing proudly looking out to sea, which at various points throughout the day can be seen in very different ways, giving you a different experience every time.

Heading to Formby beach, you climb through the natural dunes until you come to the most beautiful and expansive view of the coast before your eyes. Moving towards Southport, Ainsdale beach is a haven of things to do where you can kite surf, para cart and enjoy other beach attractions and activities – perfect for active families.

Once in Southport you can leave the town behind and head to Southport beach, build sandcastles or wander down the pier and enjoy the beautiful coastal views, we are sure you won’t be disappointed!


Adding to the floral character of the town, the parks and gardens are a valuable cultural asset for the visitors and residents of Southport.

Hesketh Park is one of the largest Victorian parks in Southport. The gardens and ornate fountains have been restored and reconstructed, to bring the park back to its former glory. There are numerous nature trails, varied wildlife, a large lake and a children’s play area.

Southport’s Botanical Gardens are just a few minutes out of the Southport centre in Churchtown. Originally opened in 1874, these Victorian gardens are bursting with floral splendour and colourful displays. Winding through the park is the garden’s lake and a multitude of pathways. There is an aviary, gift shop and café too, so there’s plenty to see and explore.

King’s Gardens is a 17 acre garden located in the centre of Southport Town Centre, on the Promenade. The gardens are a hive of activity all year round and are a busy tourist attraction on the Southport seafront. Following a £5.5million award from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the gardens have been restored to their former glory with Victorian shelters and the Venetian Bridge showcasing the beauty of the park. If you have little ones a visit to the play area is not to be missed, plus throughout the year King’s Gardens is host to some brilliant events, including an outdoor cinema.

The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, located in the middle of Lord Street in Southport.

The interactive museum Between Land & Sea – 10,000 years of Sefton’s Coast displays a remarkable collection telling the story of local history from pre-historic times to modern day. Our permanent exhibition Discover Ancient Egypt takes you back thousands of years to the time of the Pharaohs, exhibiting an Egyptology collection previously hidden away for over 40 years.

The exhibition spaces features gems from The Atkinson’s permanent collections and touring exhibitions. Artists featured since we have opened in 2013 include Matisse, L.S. Lowry, Walter Sickert, JMW Turner, Antony Gormley and Tracey Emin to name a few!


Cut away from the hustle and bustle of the main street and you can find yourself in awe of a number of grand shopping arcades. The largest of which is Wayfarers arcade, opened in 1898, complete with towering balconies and independent shops scattered around its structure. Also located on Lord Street, just by Town Hall Gardens, is Cambridge Arcade which houses multiple restaurants and bars.

Visit Southport and take in a Liverpool F.C. home game or enjoy a stadium tour , see the trophy room and get a guided tour around the whole ground. Anfeild is just a short train or car journey from the Stamford.

Loved by all ages since 1996, Southport Model Railway Village has attracted hundreds of thousands of families and model train enthusiasts from all over the world. This spectacular attraction consists of beautiful vistas and fabulous panoramic views of the miniature landscape and railway layout.

Based upon typical southwest Lancashire architecture the site consists of a country scene, village and town. Movement is generated by one of the largest 45mm garden railway systems in the UK.

Southport is home to the oldest Iron Pier in the country and second longest.  Completed in 1860, the pier measures at 1108 metres in length and stretches from the promenade, across the town’s marina before reaching out into the Irish Sea. In the Victorian era, the pier was the stage for numerous performers including the legendary Charlie Chaplin. Now, the pier’s entertainment comes in the familiar form of arcades at its furthest tip with Funland arcade, located at the opposite end, situated at its beginning on the marina promenade.

Pleasureland is Southport’s premier attraction for families looking for a wonderful place to go.  There’s a fun mix of rides and amusements set around a park that’s family friendly, clean as a whistle and blooming with hanging baskets and flower beds.

It offers families a mix of thrilling roller coasters, flumes and waltzers plus loads of rides designed for younger visitors. The park also has an indoor amusement area with a coffee bar and food offering and free shows throughout the season.

Heading to Formby beach, you climb through the natural dunes until you come to the most beautiful and expansive view of the coast before your eyes. Moving towards Southport, Ainsdale beach is a haven of things to do where you can kite surf, para cart and enjoy other beach attractions and activities – perfect for active families.

Once in Southport you can leave the town behind and head to Southport beach, build sandcastles or wander down the pier and enjoy the beautiful coastal views, we are sure you won’t be disappointed!

With fast flumes and river rides, a relaxing bubble spa and a brand new, recently refurbished toddler area and water play area including tipping buckets and fountains.  As well as the leisure pool there is another 25 metre main pool, a toddler pool, a sauna cabin and steam suite and large sports hall.

There is also a fantastic fitness suite with a massive range of state-of-the-art equipment and an activity studio with a wide and varied class programme.

The two hour tour takes place on-board the colourful Magical Mystery Tour Bus and takes passengers on a two hour tour of all the places associated with the Fab Four! Passengers will see where John, Paul, George and Ringo grew up, met and formed the band that took the world by storm.

The tour will drive to the childhood homes of The Beatles, their birthplaces and to the places that inspired some of their most well-known songs. You guessed it, Penny Lane and Strawberry Field. Passengers of the tour will also see one of the most important places in rock and roll history – where John and Paul met for the first time.

Heading to Formby beach, you climb through the natural dunes until you come to the most beautiful and expansive view of the coast before your eyes. Moving towards Southport, Ainsdale beach is a haven of things to do where you can kite surf, para cart and enjoy other beach attractions and activities – perfect for active families.

Once in Southport you can leave the town behind and head to Southport beach, build sandcastles or wander down the pier and enjoy the beautiful coastal views, we are sure you won’t be disappointed!

The Parker Brewery is a small, independent craft brewery based in Banks, Lancashire on the outskirts of Southport. The owner, Richard Parker, is from Preston and after seventeen years in wine sales working for Oddbins and House of Townend Wine Merchants, he took the plunge by opening his own microbrewery.

The brewery is a complete family orientated business, with one full time employee, Richards brother–in-law Stuart and has plans to bring on board his sister-in-law over the next 12 months. Richard has a passion for beer and intends to build a stylish brand synonymous with quality, to gather a loyal local following. The brewery opened in April 2014. It increased in size and moved to the current 5bbl plant in September 2014. The Parker Brewery supplies pubs, bars, restaurants and small independent retailers

At Marine Lake you’ll find a choice of water based activities to keep the whole family entertained. Marine Lake also has pedalos and motor boats for hire as well as offering high speed rides on a power boat.

It’s clear the British Lawnmower Museum, located in Southport since 1987, has a rather niche interest, yet this is far from limiting in terms of the exhibition experience it offers. The museum covers the continuing history of the lawnmower and even brandishes a collection of mowers donated by celebrities, perhaps none more eye catching than Prince Charles and Diana’s ride on mower. A fascination with the art of grass cutting is not essential, simply an interest in a quintessential British past time that is fading with the inimitable character of the seaside.

The theatre and studio offer the very best in live entertainment with comedians, bands, lunchtime classical music concerts and more. We host two music Festivals including Love Folk in February and the Blues Fest in October. 


By train, Liverpool is less than one hour away and Southport train station is in the Town Centre. With most places accessible by foot you will never be too far away from where you are staying in Southport. You can spend the day sightseeing in Liverpool and hop back on the train to Southport.

Along the way you could also stop and see the art installation by Antony Gormley ‘Another Place’ at Crosby or top off at Formby Pine Woods to see the Red Squirrels and go for a walk through the pine woods.

And if you’re feeling energetic why don’t you take one of our walking or cycling routes which explore Southport and beyond by bike or foot. You can even hire bikes at the train station so you can take the train there and cycle back.

On a sunny day you can jump the train to Formby beach with breath-taking views and Dunes to be explored.

Hope in the car to nearby Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetlands and next door to Windmill Animal Farm, only 20 minutes away from enjoying the outdoors of a working farm, wildlife and birds.


The 158-m high Blackpool Tower was modelled on the Eiffel Tower. There is a splendid view from the top and the intervening levels include a ballroom and circus. It has been the symbol of the resort since it was erected in 1894.

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Getting to us & Travel

Southport is easy to get to whether you are travelling by road, rail, air or sea.

By Road:

From the South –  take the M6 to exit 26; the M58 will take you to Ormskirk and then take the A570 to Southport.

From the North – follow the A59 from Preston (exit 31 from the M6) and then follow the signs to Southport.

By Air:

With 3 airports less than an hour away, Southport is easily accessible by air.

Blackpool International Airport – 7 miles.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport – 22.5 miles.

Manchester airport – 35.9 miles

Leeds Bradford airport – 56.9 miles.

By Train:

Train services run from various towns and cities into Southport Train station.

Northern Rail operates regular services to Southport from Manchester Airport, Manchester (Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria stations), Bolton and Wigan.

Connecting services to / from the North East and Yorkshire are available at Manchester Piccadilly and from the North, Scotland and the South at Wigan.

Merseyrail run fast and frequent services between Liverpool South Parkway (for Liverpool John Lennon Airport), Liverpool City Centre and Southport.

Southport Train Station – 0.25 miles

Lime Street Train Station – 16.9 miles

What’s nearby?

Shopping – The Stamford is situated 5 minute walk from Southport’s famous Lord Street Boulevard. 

The Stamford is 3 minutes walk from Southport Theatre & Convention Centre

Sport – Liverpool FC and Everton FC – 20 miles.

Albert Dock – Liverpool – a picturesque train journey away or a 20 mile drive

The Cavern – famous Beetles venue – a picturesque train journey away or a 20 mile drive

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