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Bradshaw’s Guide

Formby and Altcar

This bathing-place was once a market-town. It is situated near Formby Point, in the Irish Sea, and outside the bans there is a floating light. It is much frequented by the Lancastrians. Population, 1,780.

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Places nearby

  • Cheshire : Chester

    Chester is a genuine Roman city, built four-square, within walls, which remain to this day.

  • Denbighshire : Denbigh

    The situation of this town from a distance is very imposing, lying as it does on the side of a rocky eminence, the top of which is crowned with the ruins of a castle founded in the reign of Edward I.