A Town Steeped In History

If you’ve never visited Garstang, then it’s worthwhile taking a couple of hours out of your day to make a trip, writes Tracy Hargreaves

Whether you just want a mooch around the array of shops or prefer to do something more physical, then there really is an activity to suit all.

The majority of Garstang’s shops are independent, which means you’re sure to find something different. From gift shops to galleries, cards to clothing and toys to treats, this is a bustling town with plenty to offer. Not only that, it has its own loyalty card so you can feel good about supporting the local economy.

Once you’ve taken in the shops, why not pick up a leaflet from the tourist information centre on the Heritage Trail, which follows the history of the town.

The route will show you Garstang’s past, taking in the many historic buildings and landmarks that remain today.

Other activities close to the town include its golf club, cycling, canoeing playground and parks. In addition, the town plays host to a range of events and festivals throughout the year, from Bonnets and Bunnies over Easter to a Victorian Market at Christmas.

And this year Garstang has also made it as finalists in the north west small-town category in the prestigious Britain in Bloom 2019 competition run by the RHS. Good luck Garstang!



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