Revitalise Respite Holidays (Sandpipers)
“An indoor heated pool with full access for disabled guests is a real highlight” - VisitEngland Assessor
Our Inspector's view
Sitting beside the picturesque Marine Lake in Southport, Sandpipers offers a host of memorable excursions, from lively cities to the blissful beauty of the North West. We have a heated hydrotherapy pool, lounge, bar and entertainment area boasting incredible views from the lakeside balcony – the perfect spot to unwind. Sandpipers is fully accessible, with specialist equipment available including hoists, airflow mattresses and the reassurance of 24-hour expert care support from a team of Registered Nurses and Holiday Care Assistants.
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About the area
A metropolitan county on the River Mersey, with Liverpool as its administrative centre, Merseyside incorporates the towns of Bootle, Birkenhead, St Helena, Wallasey, and Southport. In the 19th century, Liverpool was England’s second greatest port, and the area has been affected by urban deprivation and unemployment.
When the port of Chester silted up in medieval times, Liverpool took up the slack. The first dock was built in 1715 and the port came to prominence with the slave trade. Following abolition, the port grew to a seven-mile stretch of docks, busy with cargoes of cotton, tobacco and sugar and the huge wave of emigration from Europe to the New World in the 19th and 20th centuries. In its turn, immigration brought an influx of people to Merseyside to join its expanding population, including many from Ireland fleeing the potato famines. In the second half of the 20th century, accessible air travel brought an end to the era of the ocean-going liners. Meanwhile, trade with Europe was picked up by the southeastern ports. Merseyside’s population dwindled, but it remains one of Britain’s most vibrant and interesting areas.
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