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Pleasant town close to the Lancashire coast

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Poulton-le-Fylde’s origins can be traced back to the Domesday Book - it is located inland from Blackpool and Fleetwood along the Lancashire coast. The town centre has been a Conservation Area since 1979. This is because of the high number of listed buildings of historical and cultural significance found in a small area.

Poulton-le-Fylde’s origins can be traced back to the Domesday Book - it is located inland from Blackpool and Fleetwood along the Lancashire coast. The town centre has been a Conservation Area since 1979. This is because of the high number of listed buildings of historical and cultural significance found in a small area. The market place is found at the heart of Poulton-le-Fylde, and is home to a market cross, stocks, a war memorial, a whipping post and fish slabs. The town is also well-known for its pubs, which have thrived since the 18th century – there are more than 20 in the central square mile. The Thatched House pub is one of the town’s most famous landmarks, having been restored in a mock Tudor style. Nowadays, this popular drinking house is even home to its own microbrewery.

“An ancient town with heritage pubs and great independent shops…”

Other places of interest, include the oddly-named pub the Poulton Elk, named after a stone-age creature whose bones were found locally. The remains are on display at the Harris Museum in nearby Preston. St Chad’s Church is a grand historical example famed for the floral displays of crocus in the grounds. It is thought that there has been a church on the same spot in Poulton-le-Fylde since 1094. The town also fancies itself as a bit of a shopper’s haven with a diverse sample of independent stores that include a health food shop, a cobblers, and a bustling Monday market that sells local produce from farms and breweries. For quality food, why not try out the New Penny Grill and Ice Cream Parlour, that combines an interesting menu with an award-winning whirl of homemade flavours? Visitors to Poulton-le-Fylde may also be interested in pampering themselves at the Poulton Spa. Customer experiences include a salt halo therapy room, aroma steam room, sauna, massages, facials, wraps and other beauty treatments. Further afield is the irrepressible Blackpool. Home of the donkey ride, the ‘kiss me quick’ hat and the famous illuminations, the town sums everything up that is great about the traditional British seaside holiday. Even if you are holidaying in Poulton-le-Fylde to enjoy a quiet week away from the world, a trip to the ‘holiday town that never sleeps’ is a must if you’ve never been. Get a photo opportunity at one of the UK’s best loved landmarks, Blackpool Tower, and take a tram to the end of the line. Blackpool Pleasure Beach is still going strong for all those looking for a thrilling day out on some of the best rollercoasters the north of England has to offer.

For lovers of the countryside, take a trip to the Singleton Maize Maze, in nearby Wyre, and lose yourself in this wonderful field for an afternoon - fun for all the family. The Lancashire countryside is also worth exploring, especially the Forest of Bowland, an AONB with 312 square miles of spectacular countryside. Discover the Ribble Valley and the village of Downham, where the film Whistle Down the Wind was made. There are both strenuous hikes and gentle rambles to enjoy for walkers of all abilities.

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While you’re there

Blackpool

The party town that never sleeps is a riot of colour, kitsch taste and guilty pleasures. Pay a visit to see why it’s so famous.

Singleton Maize Maze

Pay a visit to this bewildering maze made from tall crops. A seasonal draw that proves to be very popular with locals and visitors alike.

St Chad’s Church

This wonderful, ancient church is reminiscent of Italianate places of workshop. Time your visit right to see the crocuses in the church yard.

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