Lytham is a traditional coastal village which is truly one of the gems of the North West. With its continental markets, flourishing gardens and stylish restaurants, Lytham really has something on offer for everyone. Whatever the season, you’re guaranteed to create lasting memories to treasure in the years to come.
Lytham’s landmark windmill displayed on the green, is just a glimpse of the heritage, which lies within Lytham. This signature now holds a wonderfully illustrated exhibition of the town’s history as well as being a major tourist information point. Built between 1752-64, one of the finest Georgian houses in the North West of England is Lytham Hall, which holds a Grade One listed status. Its parkland is also registered with English Heritage.
The playhouse, Lowther Pavillion 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 interesting 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 birds may be present at once and millions pass through in a year. The area is important globally for its winter season flocks and as a stopping place for birds during migration.
Art has a large role within Lytham. When visitingLytham Heritage Centre you will 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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From hotels and bed & breakfasts, guesthouses to self catering – and everything in between – you will receive a warm Lancashire welcome and be well looked after from the minute you arrive in Lytham St Annes & The Fylde Countryside.