The Legion’s break centre, Byng House is a great place to get away from it all and relax. Located on the promenade of Southport, the area is recognised as a leading British seaside resort and called 'England's Classic Resort' to reflect both its heritage and the new developments and facilities.
As well as the internationally acclaimed Lord Street, a mile-long tree-lined canopied boulevard renowned for the quality of its shopping, there are miles of golden sands on the beach for holiday-makers to enjoy.
Other excellent resort facilities include the pier, swimming baths, bowling greens, the Marine Lake, civic theatres, the newly refurbished Atkinson Art Gallery and 'Splash World' Water Park.
Just beyond Southport there's also a host of things to explore, with historical sites such as the Scotch Piper pub, St Catherine's Chapel, Lydiate Hall, Jubilee Woods and St Andrew's Church.
Byng House offers nightly entertainment for the enjoyment of our guests, a coach tour three times a week to local places of interest, and evening outings to a local British Legion Club for entertainment.
Byng House and our Poppy Break centres were awarded 'Hospitality Assured' in 2012.
On behalf of the staff and management, we look forward to welcoming you to Byng House, 'The Hotel with a Heart'.
Facilities and features
- 36 guest bedrooms, with a variety of single, twin and inter-connecting rooms
- All bedrooms have en-suite, with either a wet area or low-level entry shower
- Fifty percent of our bedrooms meet DDA requirements
- All rooms are equipped with a flat screen TV
- Complimentary refreshment tray
- Alarm call system
- Telephone (incoming calls only)
- Comfortable seating areas
- Some rooms have air cooling
- Communal areas
- Licensed bar
- TV lounge
- Games room
- Spa bathroom
- Hairdressing salon (2 mornings per week)
- Guest computer/internet access
- Car parking.
What our guests say
“Thank you all for your care, smiles and thoughtfulness. We have had a fantastic time and going home refreshed and ready to carry on. Thank you.”Mr & Mrs King
“Just to say a big 'THANK YOU' to everyone. I had a lovely holiday because of you all, and met with nothing but kindness from everyone. Thank you all again.”Mrs Norton
“To all the staff at Byng House: I would just like to say many thanks for a wonderful 2 weeks. My wife and I had a lovely time and enjoyed every minute we were there. Everything was spotless and the food superb. Keep up the good work and we hope to see you all again.”Mr and Mrs Sykes
How to apply
Our Break services are available to serving or ex-Service men or women and/or their dependants who are in genuine need of a break.
Catchment area for Bennet House is:
- North West
- West Midlands
- North Wales
- North Staffordshire
- North Shropshire
- Greater Manchester
- Isle of Man
Merseyside PR8 1QU
Tel: +44 (0)1704 537 875
The Manager, Byng House: Jason Carroll.
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