Whether it’s fishing in the Wyreside lakes, paragliding at Longridge Fell, or shopping at nearby Poulton Le Fylde, there’s much to experience in and around the Wyre area. Below are are some of the more noteworthy towns and villages in this area, but this is merely a taste of the many things to see and do around in this exceptional area of Lancashire.
Shopping and restaurants are in abundance in this bustling town, which is steeped in history. The many fashionable bars and eclectic restaurants are buzzing with an unique atmosphere which brings visitors from far and wide. Those who prefer a more traditional experience can opt for a pint at a real ale serving tavern or stroll around St Chad’s, an Anglican church with a history going back to at least the 11th century.
One of the few remaining towns in Britain to be still running a vintage tram system, along with Fleetwood and Blackpool, Thornton–Cleveleys has a long history of attracting holidaymakers who enjoy the sights and sounds and atmosphere of the traditional British seaside. The Wyre Estuary is also a must for bird lovers and wildlife enthusiasts.
Once a beacon of the fishing industry, the town is still home to many quality fishmongers offering a multitude of seafood delicacies. Facing the seafront is locally famous park – The Mount, housing its classic clock-faced pavilion, built over a century ago. With museums, shopping, festivals and amusement arcades there is much to appreciate about Fleetwood.
Offering the natural beauty of a traditional Lancashire village, Pilling is situated on the fringe of Morecambe Bay in the Wyre. Home to the huge 75ft Pilling Windmill, built nearly 200 years ago, this ancient village also offers a beautiful Georgian restaurant, pubs and farm shops with fine local produce.
A peaceful countryside town with stunning views of the Forest of Bowland, this award-winning location has plenty to offer. As the world’s first official Fair Trade town, Garstang has a proud community and a friendly welcoming atmosphere. In addition to the many events Garstang hosts throughout the year, there are plenty of shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants to enjoy.
If it’s traditional fish and chips and a stroll along the beach that takes your fancy, the coastal town of Knott End-on-Sea is sure to delight. With beautiful views across Morecambe Bay and far into the Irish Sea, the beach is a quieter alternative to the other local seaside towns.