West Lancashire Light Railway, man blowing whistle next to steam engine

From the historic buildings to the beautiful scenery and connections with nature, West Lancashire has a range of wonderful places to explore.


Barn Owl Produce at Ormskirk Market 2017

With Ormskirk Market on every Thursday & Saturday and a range of delightful independent retailers & larger chains, you’ll find plenty of temptation to shop in Ormskirk town centre.

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Circus Skills Nov 18

See Ormskirk & West Lancashire’s upcoming events for the best time to plan your visit.

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A historic market town since 1286, Ormskirk is situated in the heart of West Lancashire and is steeped in character. With a compact town centre home to Ormskirk Market each Thursday and Saturday, a mix of independent shops and high street retailers, as well as a wide range of restaurants, cafes and pubs in walking distance too.

If you’re looking to explore further from the town centre there are a number of walks and cycling routes, some of which take in West Lancashire’s main visitor attractions.



With a host of activities in West Lancashire there’s no reason to stay at home

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Discover great walks in West Lancashire
Discover where to go with one of the recommended walking routes and begin exploring beautiful West Lancashire and all it has to offer.
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Discover a wonderful range of activities in West Lancashire
Discover all the activities that West Lancashire has to offer, from golfing, outdoor pursuits to canal boating.
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Discover great Cycling Routes
See the borough and further afield with one of the routes designed to maximise your experience of West Lancashire on two wheels.


to wonderful West Lancashire

Ormskirk is…

  • 13 miles North East of Liverpool
  • 18 miles South West of Preston
  • Less than 10 miles from Southport and Formby
  • Situated amongst a host of wonderful visitor attractions


Farmer Ted’s Adventure Farm Welcomes Shaun the Sheep and Friends

We’re so excited for Farmer Ted’s who’s pleased to announce a partnership with Aardman, the multi award-winning creators of Shaun the Sheep and Wallace & Gromit. The collaboration has allowed

Top Award for Tap Room 12

We’re delighted to hear that local pub Tap Room 12 have been awarded the CAMRA Pub of The Year for Southport and West Lancashire.

Gingerbread Festival 2019

Discover the delights of Gingerbread and it's importance to Ormskirk at Lancashire's very own annual Gingerbread Festival!

Rare Birds breed for the first time at WWT Martin Mere

Staff and volunteers at Martin Mere Wetland Centre are celebrating after it has been confirmed that Bearded Tits are breeding at the site for the first time in their history.