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Ashurst Health Centre
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Many people think that Skelmersdale in the county of Lancashire in the North West of England is a relatively New Town. In fact Skelmersdale is mentioned in the Domesday Book as 100 aces of farmland and for most of its history it was a farming community. We then fast forward through to just after the Second World War and Liverpool decided that it was overcrowded and suffering with poor housing and it was decided to create a new town - Skelmersdale was selected as one of these. New housing was erected as were shops, schools and libraries in order to provide the best of everything new for the incoming population. New roads were designed to keep traffic moving with roundabouts reducing the need for traffic lights and therefore easing traffic flow, footpaths and subways were built away from roads for pedestrian safety and a new industrial estate at Pimbo was built with its own motorway linking it with the M6. There is no doubt that Skelmersdale has had its socio economic problems however a determined effort by the Council is starting to effect positive changes in the area. The old council housing is being demolished and new modern practical developments are taking their place and the area is undergoing a seachange of regeneration that will make this an attractive location with excellent facilities.


Dent & Co Chartered Accountants
Hollows & Hesketh
Welcome Financial Services


Beacon Country Park

Care Home

Aaron Crest Care Home
The Grove
The Orchards


Ashurst Dental Surgery
Firbeck Dental Practice
Hall Green Dental Surgery


Ashurst Health Centre
Beacon Primary Care
Birleywood Health Centre
Hall Green Surgery
The Health Centre

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Plough & Harrow
Village Inn


Scott Rees & Co


Skelmersdale Newtown Radio Cars

Sports Clubs

Skelmersdale Boundary Harriers (Athletics)
Skelmersdale CC (Cricket)
Skelmersdale United (Amateur Football)


Roughwood Chemists Ltd
P D & J F Kirk
Distinctive Nails & Beauty

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Lancashire Manor (1.67 miles)

Lancashire Manor
The Best Western Lancashire Manor Hotel dates back to its origins as an Elizabethan Manor House built in the 16th Century and has evolved over time into the hotel you see today. As a base ... More | visit website
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Holland Hall Country House Hotel (2.17 miles)

Holland Hall Country House Hotel

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Holland Hall Hotel is a chic 30 bedroom, boutique hotel in the town of Up Holland in the heart of Lancashire. A 17th century former country house, the Hotel retains ... More


Red Lion (2.53 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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Premier Inn Wigan West (2.94 miles)

Premier Inn Wigan West
Ideally located within easy reach of the M6. For shops and local amenities Wigan town centre is only 3 miles away. Conveniently located for Wigan North Western train station and only 16 miles from Liverpool ... More | visit website
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Briars Hall Hotel (3.97 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


Wrightington (4.08 miles)

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The award winning the Best Western The Wrightington enjoys a rural setting yet is only a quarter-mile from exit 27 off the m6. Honored as ... More
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Premier Inn Wigan North (4.55 miles)

Premier Inn Wigan North
Ideally located in picturesque surroundings, yet just off the M6 with great connections to Wigan, Preston and Bolton. For shops and local amenities Wigan town centre and train station are only 4 miles away, closer ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Wigan (M6, J25) (5.39 miles)

Premier Inn Wigan (M6, J25)
Ideally located within easy reach of the M6. For shops and local amenities Wigan town centre is only 3 miles away. Local attractions include the JJB stadium, a cinema and bowling alley, as well as ... More | visit website
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Brocket Arms (5.61 miles)

Brocket Arms

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Nestling in the slipstream of Liverpool and Manchester,Wigan is an unblemished jewel of the north, rich in tradition and closeted in adelicate vale of glorious countryside. Most famous for its ... More

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Premier Inn St. Helens North (5.74 miles)

Located next to the A580 within easy reach of the M6, a short drive from both Liverpool and Manchester. Situated next to Carr Mill Dam with good views of the lake. Local attractions include Haydock ... More | visit website

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