Visitor Information

Fylde Map
Fylde Map
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Discover Kirkham
Discover Kirkham
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Rural Guide
Rural Guide
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St Annes Town Trail
St Annes Town Trail
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Lytham Hall Autumn 2018
Lytham Hall Autumn 2018
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Summer Guide 2018
Summer Guide 2018
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Villa News May 2018
Villa News May 2018
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The Villa Wrea Green
The Villa Wrea Green
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Ribby Hall Spring 2018
Ribby Hall Spring 2018
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Coastal events 2018
Coastal events 2018
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Sand dunes guided walks 2018
Sand dunes guided walks 2018
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Weddings at Fylde Town Hall
Weddings at Fylde Town Hall
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Wartime Weekend 2018
Wartime Weekend 2018
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How to get here

The Fylde area, located a short distance from the bright lights of Blackpool and Preston offers so much to visitors. It’s very easy to get here by car, coach or train and there are international airports within an hours drive. Once you’re here, there’s plenty of parking and an extensive bus network across the area and we’re not far from the Blackpool Tram network either! There’s a tourist information desk at the Town Hall in St Anne’s (Mon – Fri) and a seasonal TIC at Lytham Windmill.

M55 motorway

By Car

The Fylde couldn’t be easier to find by car. For Lytham and St Annes go to the western end of the M55 motorway, follow the A5230 Progress Way, which then directly leads into the A5230 Squires Gate Lane. On reaching the end of this road at Starr Gate where you’ll see the coast, turn left onto the A584 Clifton Drive North and this will take you directly into St Annes On Sea and onwards to Ansdell, Fairhaven and Lytham. For rural Fylde take exit 3 off the M55 and Kirkham, Singleton, Elswick, Wrea Green, Staining and more are just a short drive away.

Northern Rail

By Rail

Fylde is easily accessible by train from Preston. Trains leave Preston station regularly to Blackpool South and take an average thirty minutes to arrive at St Anne’s on the Sea station. When purchasing your ticket, ask for a ‘Plus Bus’ ticket, which will allow travel on all Blackpool Transport Services. Please note: after Kirkham & Wesham station, the first station is Moss Side station which is followed by Lytham, then Ansdell & Fairhaven, then St Annes on the Sea and onwards to Blackpool South. Kirkham station can be accessed by trains to / from Blackpool North and Blackpool South to Preston. You can also reach Lytham St Annes from Blackpool South Station. These trains are hourly and on average take eight minutes. Some trains stop at Salwick station too.

Taxis are available from St Annes on the Sea Station and it’s only a short walk to the local bus services. For further information: www.southfyldelinecrp.co.uk

For National Rail enquiries call 08457 484950 (local call rate, 24 hour service) or click here

By Air

Manchester Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport are approximately a one hour drive away to the Fylde coast via the motorway network. You can reach the Fylde coast from Manchester Airport via train (change at Preston for the South line for Lytham and St Anne’s)

Blackpool Airport is located only ten to fifteen minutes from Lytham, Kirkham and St Anne’s town centres and rural Fylde. The airport is half a mile from Squires Gate Station (hourly trains). The airport has pleasure flights and private charter flights.

By Bus or Coach

To reach Lytham, Kirkham, St Annes and rural Fylde by bus please contact Blackpool Transport who provide a comprehensive service for the area – 01253 473000.

Stagecoach North West also provides services and these can be contacted on – 0871 200 2233

Also try National Express Coach Services which run throughout the year. These can be contacted on – 0871 781 8181

You can pick up Transport Timetables from any Local Tourist Information Centre.

Visitor Information

There is a Tourist Information desk at the Town Hall in St Annes (FY8 1LW) which is open during office hours (Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm) where you can purchase tickets for some of the local attractions including Blackpool Tower, SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, Viva Blackpool and Blackpool Zoo. They are also ticket agents for the Lytham Festival. You can also pick up literature for the local area and our helpful and welcoming team are on hand to help.

There is a seasonal TIC at the Windmill in Lytham which is open Easter to the end of September

  • Easter – Weds 28th March to Sun 8th April (closed Mon / Tues) – 10.30am – 1.pm : 2pm – 4.30pm
  • Spring Season (Including Bank Holidays) – Sat 28th Apr  – Mon 28th May. Weekend & Bank Holiday opening – 10.30am – 1pm : 2pm – 4.30pm
  • Summer Season (Including Bank Holidays) – Weds 30th May to Sun September 16th – 10.30am – 1pm : 2pm – 4.30pm
  • Autumn Season – Weekends only 22nd Sept – 30th Sept – 10.30am – 1pm : 2pm – 4.30pm

Special Events

  • St Georges Charity Day Festival – Mon 23rd Apr to Sun 29th April – 10.30am – 1pm : 2pm – 4.30pm (Weds to Sun only)
  • National Mills Weekend – Sat 12th & Sun 13th May – 10.30am – 1pm : 2pm – 4.30pm
  • 1940s Wartime Weekend – Sat 18th & Sun 19th Aug – 10.30am – 1pm : 2pm – 4.30pm
  • Heritage Open Days – Thurs 6th to Sun 9th Sept & Thurs 13th – Sun 16th Sept – 10.30am – 1pm : 2pm – 4.30pm

Windmill Closed – Lytham Club Day Sat 23rd June; Lytham Festival Weekend and run up, Weds 18th July to Sun 22nd July