Southport International Orchid Show

incorporating the British Orchid Congress 2020

Where to Stay for the 2020 Congress in Southport

and getting around in Southport

Southport town centre is compact with good signage.
All the town centre hotels are within walking distance (less than one half mile) of Southport Theatre and Convention Centre, now known as The Waterfront making it easy for delegates to get around and explore.

Accommodation ranges from well priced Bed and Breakfasts to luxury hotels.

The Ramada Plaza hotel is one of the finest hotels in Southport and has the advantage of being directly attached to the Congress Venue website -
We  have placed a block reservation on this hotel for the following room rates, please contact the hotel directly on Tel Number 01704516220 and quote block booking ref GA000448 to get them.

Friday the 29th or Sunday the 31st of May 2020 £125.00 per room
Sarurday the 30th of May 2020 £145.00 per room
All prices include breakfast, for a three course dinner add £20.00 per person
Upgrade to Bliss Double add £15.00 per night
Upgrade to a Superior Bliss Double add £30.00 per night
Upgrade to a Waterfront Suite add £80.00 per night
Upgrade to a Bliss Waterfront Suite add £100.00 per night

Other large hotels include the Prince of Wales Hotel which sits directy on Lord Street. website -

The Vincent Hotel. again direcly on Lord Street. website-

The Premier Inn Southport Central website-

Bed and Breakfast



The Heidi (across road  from venue) Michelle and Alastair
Adelphi  Caroline Grogan
Ambassador Townhouse Tracy Holgate
Barford House Pauline Morris
Bowden Lodge Judith Wynn
Braemar Jackie Wilbraham
Le Maitre Rachel Clarke
Lynwood Andrea King
Seaview Mike & Alex Carolan
Sunnyside Anthony
Vale House Jane & Steve Lawlor

Getting around once you are there...

 Merseytravel offers an online local journey planner at for local buses and trains.
Taxis in Southport are plentiful and all are metered.
• Most local hotels provide free parking.
• The small hotels provide a parking pass for all their delegates (refundable deposit required).
•Floral Hall Car Park..... Up to 1 hour 90p, Up to 2 hrs £1.60, Up to 4 hrs, £3.00, Over 4 hrs £4.50
•Free Parking across the lake adjacent to the Premier Inn ( 12 minute walk away)
• Nearest Park & Ride (free buses) Monday to Saturday 07.00 – 19.00 hours The first bus leaves at 07.30 hours Sunday car park service (no park and ride bus) 09.00 – 19.00  hours £2.00 per day/ £5 Sunday. 5 minutes by hop on hop off free bus or 15 minute walk from here to Venue.
• Local Shop Mobility scheme available.
• There are plentiful buses and bus routes to all areas of the destination.
• The minimum fare for local taxis is £1.60 per journey with the average town centre 2 mile fare being £3.80
• There are two handy Park & Ride parks in the destination with free buses to most popular destinations - hop on and hop off
• Local Shop Mobility scheme available.
• There are plentiful buses and bus routes to all areas of the destination.

Transportation to and from Southport
Southport has excellent transport connections, making it easily accessible by road and rail. Traveling around the region is also easy with a convenient and easy to use local transport system serving many top class attractions.
For regional transport information contact Merseytravel: 0870 608 2608.
Southport is accessible from both Manchester and Liverpool railway stations and all over the UK
Plymouth Hourly 6 hours.
Cardiff 4 hours.
London 2.30 hours.
Edinburgh 3 hours.
Leeds 3 hours.
Birmingham 2.20 hours.
By Road Merseyside is very well served via a dense motorway network, with main access to the town via the M58, M57 and M62. for those who are traveling by car, the Southport Park and Ride facilities are excellent. Liverpool John Lennon Airport –approx 1 hourdrive time, £35 in a taxi, £5 rail fair on Merseytravel. Manchester International Airport–approx 1 hourdrive time, £45 in a taxi, £16 rail fair on Northern.