Crosby, on the Irish Sea, is just five miles north of Liverpool city centre. The ancient settlement takes its name for the Norse for village with crosses.
Once part of Lancashire, this town (made up of series of villages) was developed in the 19th century as a fashionable bathing place.
For the tourist Crosby has several miles of beach, an amazing promenade, a marine lake and a number of parks.
Crosby Coastal Park is popular for sailing and bird-watching and there are good views of North Wales and excellent sunsets.
A claim to fame ? - Captain Smith, captain of the ill-fated RMS Titanic, lived in Crosby. More recently the sands here became the home of scultures of figures, created by Antony Gornley.
Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre For water sports and other activities.
Bootle Leisure Centre 2.7 miles Enjoy a swim or other activity.
Everton Football Club Tour 4.4 miles Take a tour around the Everton stadium.
Liverpool Football Club Tour 4.9 miles
The Magical Mystery Tour 5.8 miles See where the Beatles used to hang out.
Liverpool ONE 5.9 miles The place to go to shop till you drop, or just go to the cinema !
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral 6.3 miles Liverpool's famous modern Roman Catholic Cathedral.
Walker Art Gallery 5.7 miles A wide range of art from the 13th century onwards.
View Two Gallery 5.8 miles A small gallery with interesting exhibitions.
Tate Liverpool 6.1 miles View a wide range of art at this famous gallery.
FACT 6.3 miles The place for contemporary art and films.
Croxteth Hall 6.7 miles Visit the 16th century house that stands in 500 acres of Country Park.
Towns Near Crosby To Visit - straight line distance:Bootle (3.34 miles) Maghull (4.35 miles) Wallasey (4.57 miles) Formby (5.26 miles)