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County - Lancashire | Map
Tel code: 01704 | code search
Postcode: L39/L40 | code search
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Birthplace of:
Johnathan Culshaw James Jeans Myles Standish
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Folk Customs:
Holcombe Hill Egg Rolling
Preston Gulid
Saddleworth Rush Cart
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Leyland House Surgery
"Don't answer the 'phone quickly...if at all !

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WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre
"nothing to see waste of money go and visit your local park instead you will see just as many birds there

Date visited: 31st august 2008 ..." More

Blue Elephant
"A party of 10 were treated to wonderful food by friendly staff. The resturant was clean and spacious, the food was delicious with good portions and a smashing house red ..." More

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"The Left Bank is a great place on Burscough Street to get lunch. Great quality food for this part of the world - Sue ..." More

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Ormskirk is a market town located in the North West of England in the county of Lancashire. The name Ormskirk is thought to be Scandinavian in origin, the Vikings landed on the coast in the 9th century and came inland and founded a church – the placename is therefore thought to be derived from the leader of the Vikings – Orm and the Scandanavian word for church “kirk” – hence Ormskirk. A mainly agricultural area with high quality land it is no wonder that in Tudor times many of the nobility had property in the area, Lord Stanley a descendant of one of the sovereigns of the Isle of Man lived at the Mansion House in St Helens Road and the Lathoms who owned the original Lathom Hall. Ormskirk was ideally placed to take advantage of the burgeoning coaching traffic that predominated travel in the mid 19th century prior to the coming of the railways. It is said that during this period around 30 coaches a day left Ormskirk either going North to Preston and Lancaster or South to Cheshire and London. When the railway line opened in 1849 the coaching traffic declined. Today Ormskirk successfully retains the feel of a market town, regular markets are still held every Thursday and Saturday and a new retail park opened. Ormskirk is the civic heart of West Lancashire and mention must be made of its splendid Parish Church which is only one of only three in England with a tower and a spire, the church being 12th Century whilst the spire is 15th century.

Accountant

Ormskirk Book Keeping Services
Sawyer Quine & Co
The Financial Partnership

Attraction

Chapel Gallery
Rufford Old Hall
WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Budget

Premier Inn Southport (Ormskirk) *book online*

Camping

Abbey Farm Caravan Park
Shaw Hall Caravan Park

Council

West Lancashire District Council

Dentist

Aughton Dental Practice
Briggs & Partners

Doctor

Aughton Surgery
Leyland House Surgery
Parkgate Surgery
Rose Allod Surgery
The Surgery

Estate Agent

Collertons
Halifax Property Services
Hatch & Fielding

Lancastrian Business Sales
Martyn Meade & Staff

Golf Club

Hurlston Hall
Ormskirk Golf Club

Inn

Rufford Arms Hotel
The Swan Inn

Market

Ormskirk Market

Pub and Bar

Horse Shoe Inn
Railway
Royal Coaching House

Restaurant

Blue Elephant
Le Frog Bistro
Left Bank
O'este
Park Hall Restaurant
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School

Kingswood College at Scarisbrick Hall
Maharishi Free School

Self-Catering

Cross Farm Cottages

Solicitor

Dickinson Parker Hill

Mooney Everett
The Kennedy Partnership

Taxi

Ormskirk Taxis & Coaches
Sunshine Taxis

Vet

Northway Veterinary Centre

Sports Clubs

Burscough CC (Cricket)
Halsall West End CC (Football)
Ormskirk Martial Arts Studio (Martial Arts)
Ormskirk RUFC (Rugby Union)

Shops

The College Shop
Olive Tree Christian Book Shop
Red & Blue Book Co Ltd
Dawson Flowers
Boots
Homestead Farm
The Worrall House Farm Larder
Animal Antics
Lyncroft
O'Briens
Conlons Opticians

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Will Parker
Cedar Farm
The Chapel Gallery
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Antiques

Green Lane Antiques
Browzaround

Activities

Ministry of Paintball(Adventure)
Nethermoss Archers(Archery)

Places to Stay near Ormskirk

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West Tower Country House Hotel (1.70 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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Martin Lane Farmhouse Holiday Cottage (2.23 miles)

Martin Lane Farmhouse Holiday Cottage
These beautiful, self catering holiday cottages have been tastefully and professionally converted from traditional farm buildings. Many original features have been retained to keep the character whilst still providing good, modern, easy ... More | visit website
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The Swan Inn (2.73 miles)

The Swan Inn
The accommodation is contemporary,fresh, stylish, vibrant and comfortable. The rooms are situated above the new Marco Pierre White restaurant. Marco Pierre White is a name synonymous with quality and a great dinning experience. Following the success ... More | visit website
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Lynden Heights (2.80 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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The Farm (2.82 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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Briars Hall Hotel (2.94 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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Cross Farm Cottages (3.23 miles)

Cross Farm Cottages
Our three self catering cottages are converted farm buildings, situated in rural West Lancashire yet within easy reach of many attractions. Newly converted and with the highest quality fitting, not only are they suitable for ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Southport (Ormskirk) (3.48 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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Brandreth Barn (3.86 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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Red Lion (4.63 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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