Shop Local In Longton

Ideal for finding unique gifts, homeware and garden plants, Longton and the surrounding villages are perfect places to visit over the festive season!

Longton is a small rural community and while it is a village of ancient origin, it is very much in the 21st century with its visitor attractions and collection of small independent businesses and shops.

Situated in the borough of South Ribble about five miles south of Preston and the same distance north of Leyland, Longton enjoys a quiet, rural setting and is known to be one of the most desirable places to live.

It is surrounded by farms, market gardens and nurseries and remains a village with a friendly, caring reputation.

There is the Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve, a site of local conservation importance, managed as a wetland nature reserve with facilities for fishing, picnics, informal recreation and nature appreciation. The reserve has three large ponds formed by excavation of clay for brick making, with a number of smaller dipping ponds around the site. The whole area forms an oasis in the middle of housing and intensively cultivated land and a wide range of wildlife can be observed from the pathways including a changing population of birds that enjoy the habitat of the south.

In addition to Longton there are a number of small villages in the surrounding area including Hutton, to the north-east and New Longton to the east, each area having their own characters with a range of unique and independent shops, tea rooms and local pubs.

Inhabitants of Longton and from further afield have a whole host of businesses from which to choose and support the area’s ‘shop local’ ethos.

From home-grown plant nurseries to hardware, shoppers have everything nearby.

Also located near to Longton is the Ribble Estuary, another reason to visit the region. The estuary is an exceptional place for bird watching – enthusiasts or novices will thoroughly enjoy the spectacle that is unique to the area.

So, why not visit and shop local in Longton!



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