A Town Worth Visiting

Penwortham is a bustling town with plenty to offer, writes Tracy Hargreaves

The sun is shining and a drive through Penwortham shows it’s plain to see that this town is buzzing and the place everyone wants to be. There’s hardly an empty shop on the high street, with existing companies continuing to do well and new businesses investing.

As more and more chains close on the high street, Penwortham appears to be holding its own, with several new outlets opening in the last 12 months. It has still maintained its community feel yet is fast becoming a destinational place to visit, due to its diverse range of independent and niche shops, which includes everything from gift shops to micro-breweries.

For other amenities there’s everything you could want without travelling out of town. Estate agents, solicitors, bakeries, health and beauty, garages, pubs, restaurants and coffee shops as well as yoga and wellbeing studios, Penwortham golf club, a vet and food retailer Booths.

The town also places a huge emphasis on local events, which brings the community together and welcomes new visitors in. The popular annual music festival Penwortham Live, takes place this year on 17th and 18th May and so far, 18 venues have signed up to host the many events around the town. Penwortham Gala on 8th and 9th June is another regular event which brings people into the town to share in the festivities.

If it’s hobbies and things to do you are after, then there are plenty of activities for residents. Whether this is joining a local football team, health walks, arts and crafts or visiting farmers markers.

Take a look at the My Penwortham Facebook page for some ideas. However, Penwortham is also ideally located to Preston, Lytham and Blackpool, so you are never far away from a trip out.

For education, you won’t be short of good schools in the area. Penwortham Girls’ High School enjoys a unique status, as the only non-selective, non-fee-paying girls’ school in Lancashire. It’s a successful school due to its high expectations and is specialist in girls’ education. For further education there’s UCLan in Preston and Blackpool and the Fylde College.

If you are looking to move to a bustling area with a community feel, then you can’t go wrong with Penwortham. It’s a town worth visiting.



Tedd Walmsley

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