Thornton is handily located, with easy access to all major cities across the North West, making it great for commuters as well as families. Less than 10 minutes from Crosby, with excellent links to Liverpool, Manchester and Southport. While there are great links to major cities, there is also plenty of beautiful landscapes to explore. From stunning beaches and coastlines to wonderful woodland trails, Thornton provides an ideal urban backdrop with easy access to the city and countryside.
There are a lot of excellent schools right on the doorstep in Thornton which is perfect if you have young children or want to undertake higher education. Some of the best Primary Schools in the area include Forefield Community Infant and Nursery School, Forefield Junior School and St Nicholas Church of England Primary School. Popular high schools include Chesterfield High School, Crosby High School and Holy Family Catholic High School. For higher education, there are three universities in Liverpool.
With easy access to the M57 and M58 via Brooms Cross link road, Thornton is ideally situated for commuters who need to access the motorways frequently. Blundelsands and Crosby train station is less than 10 minutes away, providing easy access to both Southport and Liverpool. From here, you can access the rest of England, Wales and Scotland via Liverpool Lime Street station. Bus services also pass through Thornton frequently, linking Liverpool and Southport.
Situated along Moor Lane, Thornton is within close reach to multiple bustling bars and restaurants in Crosby. With culinary delights from all over the world, you really are spoilt for choice with The Fat Italian, So Salsa Tapas, Ellingtons traditional British cuisine, Ayuthaya Thai Restaurant and Thai 2 Go and much more. There are also some local pubs and takeaways and Liverpool and Southport are less than a 30 minute train ride away for even more amazing places to eat.
There is plenty to keep the whole family entertained near Thornton. From cricket and golf clubs to beaches and water sports, there really is something for everyone. Anthony Gormley’s Another Place at Crosby beach is great for a dog walk or to watch the sunset. Or, head to The Plaza Cinema, which dates back to 1939, to watch a film. Moving further afield, there are a host of theatres, museums, dining and culture in Liverpool or you can visit the fair or Southport Pier in the opposite direction.