Image above – The Promenade at Church Scar near Lytham – taken by Mark McNeill
Lytham is a beautiful coastal town which is truly one of the gems of the North West. With its promenade and Green, spectacular gardens, huge selection of stylish restaurants, and a unique collection of speciality outlets and boutique shops such as Stringers, it really has something on offer all year round.
The towns historic windmill, located on the Green (where there is free wi-fi) is just a glimpse of the town’s heritage, which lies within Lytham. This signature building now holds a wonderfully illustrated exhibition of the town’s history as well as being home to a seasonal tourist information desk.
Built between 1752 and 1764 and described as ‘the finest Georgian house in Lancashire’ – the Grade One Lytham Hall with a fascinating history of the Clifton family can be found a short distance from the town centre. There’s seventy eight acres of mature grounds surrounding the Hall, a busy events calendar and also a very popular tea room and wedding venue.
The 450 seat Lowther Pavilion is a cultural hub in the area and regularly hosts touring shows, plays, comedy, cinema and musicals throughout the year. Take some time to explore the mature Green Flag graded Lowther Gardens – perfect for a relaxing stroll, coffee, ice cream, bowling, crazy golf or to just watch the world go by.
In the summer, the Lytham Festival takes place on the Green and various venues throughout the town and has in recent years welcomed headliners such as Bryan Adams, Olly Murs, Status Quo, Tom Jones, Noel Gallagher and Madness. In 2019, the Festival in its tenth year welcomed Human League, Kylie Minogue, Sir Rod Stewart, Michael Ball, the Stereophonics and many more. There’s also the very popular Lytham 1940s Wartime Weekend in August which attracts 40,000 visitors to the town.