Lytham is a traditional coastal village which is truly one of the gems of the North West. With its flourishing gardens, stylish restaurants, and a unique collection of speciality outlets and boutique shops, Lytham really has something on offer for everyone year round.
Lytham’s landmark windmill, displayed on the green, is just a glimpse of the heritage, which lies within Lytham. This signature building now holds a wonderfully illustrated exhibition of the town’s history as well as being a major tourist information point.
Built between 1752 and 1764, one of the finest Georgian houses in the North West of England is Lytham Hall, which holds a Grade One listed status. The 80 acres of mature grounds surrounding the Hall are also registered with English Heritage as a park. There is a Lancashire County Council Ranger service within the park, providing advice and support to visitors in relation to wildlife, natural history, routes and trails.
The playhouse, Lowther Pavilion regularly hosts shows, plays, recitals and musicals along with various exhibitions and concerts throughout the year. Browse round the antique and craft fairs held frequently at the Pavilion, where unique and quirky goods can be purchased, perfect for presents or momentums of your get away.
Lytham is brimming with traditions. The pebble designs, a tradition that has survived more than 170 years can be spotted in and around the town along with the elaborate mosaic displayed in the town’s piazza. Colourful parades, entertainment in Lowther Gardens, the crowning of the Rose Queen on Club Day is one annual highlight not to be missed.
If nature is of interest, the Ribble Estuary, running right by Lytham has been claimed a site of special scientific interest. Up to a quarter of a million wading birds may be present at once and millions pass through the estuary every year. The area is important globally for its winter season flocks and as a stopping place for birds during migration.
Art has an important role within Lytham. When visiting Lytham Heritage Centre you can experience exhibitions of local amateur works including very unique interpretations of the local surroundings. Visit the Fylde Gallery - A collection of art donated by local residents over the past 80 years now has a permanent home in Fylde with the creation of this purpose built gallery, located within the Booths Supermarket at Haven Road. ‘The Fylde Gallery' on the first floor is providing an ideal opportunity to display many of Fylde Borough Council’s 19th century works of art. The basis of the display will be more than 20 works by Richard Ansdell RA, famous for his rural paintings, a number of which depict local scenes
The town centre’s identity continues to grow and its reputation for its wide range of quaint shops and chic boutiques remains high. The piazza is the perfect setting to relax, listen to a band concert or keep the kids amused with the entertainment often provided.
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