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


Record crowds flock to enjoy Ormskirk MotorFest

Record crowds enjoyed one of the North West’s biggest free family days out as Ormskirk MotorFest roared into town bathed in glorious late summer sunshine. Some of the best drivers

Take over the Chapel Gallery!

West Lancashire Borough Council is looking for interested parties to take over and run the Chapel Gallery as part of its sustainable organisation review. Ensuring that this fabulous venue has an even brighter future.


Coronation Park in Ormskirk has retained the Green Flag Award for the 12th successive year after undergoing a rigorous assessment by judges from Keep Britain Tidy, which co-ordinates the Green Flag Awards scheme.The panel of experts were so impressed their rating put the park in the highest possible scoring bracket, placing it among the best of the best.

War Horse Memorial unveiled