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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.

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.

The Magical Mystery Tour 3.1 miles See where the Beatles used to hang out.

Liverpool ONE 3.2 miles The place to go to shop till you drop, or just go to the cinema !

Birkenhead Tramway 4.1 miles Take a trip on an historic tram.

Tam O'Shanter's Urban Farm 5.2 miles Have a nice family day out down at the farm.

Acorn Farm 6.0 miles A day out at the farm.



Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral 3.2 miles Liverpool's famous modern Roman Catholic Cathedral.

Cathedral Church of Christ 3.7 miles Vist Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral.

Birkenhead Priory 4.4 miles One of the oldest buildings on Merseyside.

Towns Near Bootle To Visit - straight line distance:

Liverpool (3.19 miles) Crosby (3.34 miles) Wallasey (3.40 miles) Kirby (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
Regent Maritime Hotel
58- 62 Regent road Bootle L20 8DB

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Breeze Guest House
237 Hawthorne Road Bootle L20 3AW

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Bootle Weather
Saturday 1st November
Day :Partly cloudy skies17°C Partly cloudy skies
Night :Patchy light rain13°C Patchy light rain
Sunday 2nd November
Day :Patchy rain possible14°C Patchy rain possible
Night :Partly cloudy skies8°C Partly cloudy skies
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