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Bootle, the administration centre for Sefton, this area of Merseyside, just four miles from Liverpool's city centre and part of its urban area.

From 1799 the settlement supplied clear spring water to Liverpool but in the early 19th century it began to grew as a fashionable bathing resort on the sands of the estuary, much favoured by the well-to-do.

However, with the arrival of the Liverpool, Crosby and Southport Railway in the 1840s, docks were soon constructed along the whole length of the riverfront and the town became heavily industrialised.

During World War II Bootle was a target for German air raids, with around 90% of its houses damaged. In the post-War years large housing estates were built inland from the town centre.

The docks declined in importance in the 1960s and 1970s causing high unemployment but since then numerous office developments have helped provide new jobs. There are quite a few shops here, mainly around the New Strand Shopping Centre

The old civic centre of Bootle still boasts some splendid Victorian buildings to visit, including the Town Hall and Municipal Baths. To the west of these is the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and docks lining the Mersey Estuary.

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Tourist Attractions in and near Bootle to Visit



Bootle Leisure Centre Enjoy a swim or other activity.

Everton Football Club Tour Take a tour around the Everton stadium.

Liverpool Football Club Tour 1.6 miles

Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre 2.4 miles For water sports and other activities.

Art Galleries

Art Galleries

Walker Art Gallery 2.8 miles A wide range of art from the 13th century onwards.



Merseyside Fire Service Museum The history of the Merseyside Fire Service.

The World Museum 2.9 miles A large museum with artefacts from all over the world on a wide range of subjects.


Out & About

Derby Park A fine example of a Victorian public park.

Rimrose Valley Country Park Excellent for walks and bird-spotting.

Crosby Coastal Park 2.6 miles A good starting place for a walk along the coast.


Theatres, Cinemas and Venues

Liverpool Empire 2.9 miles Take in a show on an evening out.

The Royal Court 3.0 miles Enjoy a show and have dinner here as well.

Towns Near Bootle To Visit - straight line distance:

Liverpool (3.19 miles) Crosby (3.34 miles) Wallasey (3.40 miles) Kirkby (4.30 miles)
How to get to Bootle
Bootle, just north of Liverpool centre along the Mersey on the A565.
Premier Inn Liverpool North
Northern Perimeter Road Bootle L30 7PT

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
Orrell Park Hotel
109 Orrell Lane Liverpool L9 8BL
1.1 miles

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St Hilda Hotel
141 Walton Road Liverpool L4 4AH
1.2 miles

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Bootle Weather
Monday 27th April
Day :Overcast skies11°C Overcast skies
Night :Patchy rain possible5°C Patchy rain possible
Tuesday 28th April
Day :Patchy rain possible9°C Patchy rain possible
Night :Light rain shower6°C Light rain shower
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