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County - Lancashire | Map
Tel code: 01704 | code search
Postcode: L40 | code search
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Farmers Arms
"New management. No friendly welcome. Manager hiding somewhere? Food undercooked. Really really disappointed. Reluctantly paid the bill so as not to upset bar staff who were trying to do their ..." More

Farmers Arms
"When we arrived we were really taken with the Farmers Arms and its lovely canalside location. However we started to have second thoughts when our food hadn't arrived 45 minutes ..." More

Farmers Arms
"great pub, great staff, great food and great atmosphere! Eat and drink here on a regular basis and have not got a bad word to say! really lovely little country ..." More

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Located in the Ormskirk parish of Lancashire in the North West of England the village has enjoyed a relatively wealthy history. Whilst not mentioned in the Domesday Book we do know that a powerful Saxon landowner was predominant in the area who was called Orm. He acquired this land by marriage to the daughter of a Norman nobleman and it appears in the record around the time of Richard 1 and again around this time a priory was founded by one Robert Fitz-Henry allegedly a descendant of Orm. Burscough though remained little more than a village until the coming of the canal network and the construction of the Leeds Liverpool canal in the 18th century was to have a significant impact on the village. The town became a busy transport centre and staging post for passengers between Wigan and Liverpool. Boats transported coal from the nearby coalfields to Liverpool Docks and returned laden with goods for local industries. The coming of the railways further enhanced the area as Burscough Bridge was at the junction of two mainline railways. Today the town benefits from its location between Preston and Liverpool off the A59 and provides easy access to them. With its primary and secondary schools, local services and surrounding countryside this town may not today be as busy and almost industrial as it formerly was but it offers its residents a strong local community.

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Burscough Family Practice
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Farmers Arms
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Briars Hall Hotel (0.66 miles)

Briars Hall Hotel

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Origanally an 18th century country manor house, Briars Hall has been lovingly restored and converted into a first class country hotel.Licenced for civil weddings,Set in 4 acres of stunning woodlands.The ... More

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Brandreth Barn (1.46 miles)

Brandreth Barn
You are assured of a warm welcome by all at The Brandreth Barn, it is a family-run bed and breakfast which is located in a rural area of the North West. The 18th century brick-built ... More | visit website
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The Farm (1.85 miles)

The Farm
Beautiful converted barn in the heart of the West Lancashire countryside on a traditional farm.
Whether you are joining us for a short country break, or staying for a little longer, our three ensuite rooms offer ... More | visit website
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Red Lion (2.87 miles)

Red Lion

The Red Lion is the only surviving pub left in the beautiful Lancashire village of Newburgh. Newburgh sits on the Leeds and Liverpool canal just a short distance from Wigan. This traditional pub with its ... More

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Rufford Arms Hotel (3.52 miles)

Rufford Arms Hotel

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The Rufford Arms is a family run modern country hotel.
We are ideally situated near to Rufford Old Hall on the main A59. The location is ideal for both local attractions ... More

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Premier Inn Southport (Ormskirk) (3.72 miles)

Located 4 miles from Ormskirk and 5 miles from Southport train stations. Ideally situated within easy reach of both the M57 and M58. Our Southport (Ormskirk) Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in ... More | visit website
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Woodlands Serviced Apartments (3.77 miles)

Woodlands Serviced Apartments

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EXCLUSIVELY FOR ADULTS - SORRY NO CHILDREN OR UNDER 21's. Three comfortable apartments converted from a country cottage. Each apartment sleeps 2 adults in a double bedroom, and has a ... More

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West Tower Country House Hotel (4.40 miles)

West Tower Country House Hotel

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Built in 1785, the country house & hotel has been lavishly redeveloped to incorporate a stylish yet elegant interior complementing many of its original features. Offering a fabulous al a ... More

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Holiday Inn Express Preston South (5.00 miles)

Holiday Inn Express Preston South
Holiday Inn Express Preston South , is in an exceptional location in a beautiful wooded setting on the A6. The hotel is easily accessible from the motorway network hub of the M6 Junction 29, ... More | visit website
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Lynden Heights (5.58 miles)

Lynden Heights
Lynden Heights Bed and Breakfast has been described by many as one of the most beautiful on the Irish Coastline and it has dramatic views over the Irish Sea and Scottish Coastline.
The property sits in ... More | visit website

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