Formby, Sefton, England

The beach at Formby

Tower Grange

Tower House and Tower Grange are believed to date from around the 13th century, and was part of monastic grange of Whalley Abbey. However, some of the buildings are likely to be farm buildings of 17th or 18th century origin. It is not open to the public.


It is reputedly haunted by the ghost of a monk in black habit who starved to death here whilst hiding in a priest hole to avoid capture.

Grange Lane,



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For further information, please read Britain's Haunted Heritage by J A Brooks.


Visitor Information

Formby a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton in Merseyside, England.

It is located in the north west of Merseyside, and has a significant tourist industry most notably between the warmer months of May and September.

Pictured left is the beach at Formby courtesy of Tom Pennington. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.