The area around The Shippon boasts many varied attractions.
The North West of England is the home of "England's Golf Coast" with 3 Royals - The Royal Birkdale, Royal Liverpool and Royal Lytham St Annes - as well as 7 other championship links courses. The Shippon is within easy driving distance of all these courses as well as the 2 local courses, Ormskirk Golf Club and Hurlston Hall Golf Club. For more information click on the Golf tab. Martin Mere Wetland Trust, a key part of the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust is just 3 miles away. Martin Mere plays host to a wide diversity of birdlife and animals and is features on BBC's "Autumnwatch". For more information click on the Martin Mere tab. Rufford Old Hall, a National Trust property and one of the finest 16th Century buildings in Lancashire lies 2 miles away. For more informantion click on the Rufford Old Hall tab. The historic Leeds - Liverpool canal is only a 5 minute walk from The Shippon. It is the longest canal in northern England at 127 miles and passes through 91 locks. For more information click on the Leeds - Liverpool Canal tab. The city Of Liverpool is 12 miles from The Shippon. Attractions include The Albert Dock, St George's Hall, The Maritime Museum, The Slavery Museum & The Beatles Story. It is home to the Grand National horse race. Liverpool was the 2008 European Capital of Culture. For more information click on the Liverpool tab. The seaside resort and elegant town of Southport lies 8 miles from The Shippon. Southport is best known for the Southport Flower Show held in August, the charming victorian Lord Street and its 6 championship golf courses. For more information click on the Southport tab. The market town of Ormskirk is only 3 miles from The Shippon. Markets are held every Thursday and Saturday. For more information click on the Ormskirk tab. Red squirrels are an endangered specied in the UK. There is a thriving colony of red squirrels at Formby Point 13 miles from The Shippon. For more information click on the Red Squirrels tab.