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.

What's On

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


The 80’s is back…

Shellsuits, shoulder pads and big hair are making a comeback this month, as part of a new gritty crime drama. New dark comedy thriller Blackbird are filming in Ormskirk, Lancashire

Pop Up Ormskirk

'Pop Up Ormskirk' is officially open for business, and aims to bring some new fabulous retailers to the town centre for you to enjoy.

Food Awards Winner

We were delighted to see The Rose Tree Tea Rooms in Burscough were crowned winners for the North West Cafe/Bistro at the 6th Annual 'The Food Awards' .

VOTE: Our Lancashire Tourism Superstar

We're delighted to see Mark Birchall, from the wonderful Moor Hall, is representing West Lancs as a Lancashire Tourism Superstar, to be voted for by you!