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.
Thornton is a community that offers exceptional educational opportunities, making it an ideal location for families with young or older children. The area is home to a variety of brilliant primary schools, including St William of York Catholic Primary School, Newfield School, Forefield Community Infant and Nursery School, Forefield Junior School, and St Nicholas Church of England Primary School. Additionally, families have access to highly-regarded high schools such as Chesterfield High School, Crosby and Holy Family Catholic High School. Furthermore, a short drive into Crosby offers a fantastic array of high schools, including St Mary’s College, Merchant Taylors’ School, Merchant Taylors’ Girls School, and Sacred Heart Catholic Academy. For those looking to pursue higher education, Liverpool is a prime destination, with three renowned universities including the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, and Liverpool Hope University.
Thornton's location is ideal for frequent commuters who require easy access to the M57 and M58, thanks to the convenient Brooms Cross link road. In addition, the proximity of Blundelsands and Crosby train station, just a brief 10-minute drive away, offers effortless travel to both Southport and Liverpool. For those looking to travel further afield, Liverpool Lime Street station provides access to the rest of England, Wales, and Scotland. Thornton is also well-served by frequent bus services that connect Liverpool and Southport.
Nestled on Moor Lane, Thornton provides convenient access to an extensive assortment of lively bars and restaurants in the nearby town of Crosby. From the sumptuous flavours of The Fat Italian to the tempting small plates at So Salsa Tapas, and the delectable pancakes and other breakfast delights at Azul Monkey, you'll be treated to a diverse range of global cuisine that is sure to tantalise your taste buds. Moreover, there are numerous cosy pubs and convenient takeaways to choose from. If you're seeking even more dining options, Liverpool and Southport are just a quick 30-minute train ride away.
Thornton and its surrounding areas offer a plethora of activities that cater to all members of the family. Whether you're a sports enthusiast seeking to play cricket or golf, or prefer a day at the beach enjoying water sports, there's something for everyone here. For a peaceful and scenic stroll with your furry companion or to catch the stunning sunset, Anthony Gormley's Another Place at Crosby beach is a must-visit. Alternatively, immerse yourself in cinematic history at The Plaza Cinema, which dates back to 1939. Those seeking further adventure can explore Liverpool's many theatres, museums, and dining options or take a trip to Southport Pier or the fair for an exciting day out.