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
Walker Art Gallery 5.7 miles A wide range of art from the 13th century onwards.
Merseyside Fire Service Museum 3.1 miles The history of the Merseyside Fire Service.
The World Museum 5.7 miles A large museum with artefacts from all over the world on a wide range of subjects.
Another Place A series of dramatic scultures on the beach.
Crosby Coastal Park A good starting place for a walk along the coast.
Rimrose Valley Country Park 1.3 miles Excellent for walks and bird-spotting.
Ince Woods For pleasant walks and rambling.
Derby Park 3.3 miles A fine example of a Victorian public 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)