Lytham

Lytham Green looks out towards the Ribble Estuary to Southport and North Wales. Lytham features the iconic windmill, the Georgian Lytham Hall, beautiful parks and gardens and of course stunning golf courses. You’re never far away from a wide choice of places to eat and boutique shops and a busy events programme including the popular summer Lytham Festival.

Lytham is a traditional coastal town which is truly one of the gems of the North West. With its Promenade and Green, spectacular gardens, stylish restaurants, and a unique collection of speciality outlets and boutique shops, Lytham really has something on offer all year round.

Lytham’s landmark historic windmill, located on the Green 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 tourist information desk (seasonal).

Built between 1752 and 1764, ‘the finest Georgian house in Lancashire’ – the Grade One Lytham Hall 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.

The 450 seat Lowther Pavilion regularly hosts shows, plays, comedy, cinema and musicals throughout the year. Take some time to explore the mature 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 2018, the Lytham Festival will welcome Nile Rogers and his band Chic, Soul II Soul, Bananarama, Steps, the Vengaboys, DJ Pat Sharp, George Ezra, Emili Sande, Pete Tong, Il Divo and many more.

The Ribble Estuary, running right by Lytham is 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. Pop into the RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre at Fairhaven Lake to find out more.

Art has an important role within Lytham. Visit the Lytham Heritage Centre and experience exhibitions of local amateur works including very unique interpretations of the local surroundings. Visit the Fylde Gallery in Booth’s Supermarket, pictured above (free entry) to see an exciting range of changing exhibitions showcasing the best of Fylde’s artistic talent and heritage. The annual exhibition drawn from the historic Lytham St Annes Art Collection, managed by Fylde Council, often features paintings by Richard Ansdell, the famous Victorian animal painter who had a house in Lytham. His painting, The Herd Lassie, is on permanent display in the Gallery. You’ll find the Fylde Gallery on the first floor of Booths, next to the cafe.

The town’s reputation for its wide range of boutique shops such as Stringers and Inspirations Gallery, quality eateries remains high. Lytham Square is the perfect setting to relax, have a coffee or people watch. In the summer, Lytham hosts the popular music festival – the Lytham Festival, as well as the 1940s Wartime Weekend, which both attract tens of thousands of visitors to the area.

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