Ormskirk is a market town that lies in the heart of West Lancashire. It is a market town that is filled with an 800-year history, and so much character which is evident in the presence of high street and independent retailers, plus a wide selection of restaurants, cafes and pubs around the small town centre. With over 100 stalls in the market, you are sure to find whatever you’re looking for.
Ormskirk is home to the 12th Century Ormskirk Parish Church, and while you are visiting the town, it is ideal to visit the Ormskirk Chapel Gallery. This public art gallery offers a large exhibit of high quality artworks and excellent facilities for educational tours and practical workshops. Aspiring artists may visit the gallery and get a chance to work with professional artists in the Art Club which takes place every Saturday. You may also purchase modern craft items at the gallery, such as textiles, jewellery and ceramics.
The Coronation Park is a large park in Ormskirk’s town centre. It was established to commemorate the coronation of King Edward VII. Within its lush, landscaped gardens lie a duck pond, bowling green, play areas for children, skateboard area, fitness equipment, bandstand and wildlife meadow. A stroll around Coronation Park is always fun and worthwhile.
The Ormskirk town centre holds an annual MotorFest every August. This free family friendly motoring show attracts thousands of visitors with its static display of classic cars, sports cars and motorcycles. If you’re looking for a place to spend a night out with friends, Ormskirk offers a wide range of cafes and pubs all in walking distance within its town centre.