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County - Lancashire | Map
Tel code: 01995 | code search
Postcode: PR3 | code search
Population: 4100
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Folk Customs:
Holcombe Hill Egg Rolling
Preston Gulid
Saddleworth Rush Cart
The Bacup Coco-Nutters

Garstang Events

May
Garstang Walking Festival

July
Garstang Classic Vehicle Show & Steam Rally

August
Garstang Arts & Music Festival
Garstang Show
Pressed English Cider Festival

November
Oktoberfest

December
Garstang Victorian Christmas Festival
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Garstang Cabs
"i visited garstang for the wonderful views and pubs on my way back from lancaster having lunch in the old tithe barn i wanted to go to owld nells at ..." More

Claylands Caravan Park
"hi everyone ,if youve not been to this place,give it a try. you wont be dissapointed.its definately a chill zone.great club house children allowed in till a certain time.A1 toilet ..." More

Claylands Caravan Park
"we go a lot to claylands but havent been able to get on latledue to the field being done the staff are very friendly and helpfull the toilet and shower ..." More

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"A foodie taking a break in a cottage in the Northwest? For a quick way to stock up on regional produce, regional specialities, organic vegetables and the finer things in ..." More

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The market town of Garstang, half-way between Preston and Lancaster, is well worth the short detour from the A6. Garstang is a crossroads town. It was on the old Great North West Highway from London to Edinburgh that dates back to Roman times. It was a significant stopping place on the Viking route between Dublin and York (underlined by the major Viking hoard found at nearby Claughton). Lord Derby, whose Greenhalgh castle, now in ruins, can still be seen over the Wyre, was given the town by Henry VII. He secured its position by building a bridge across the river. The Lancaster canal runs by the town. And still in modern times the main west coast railway line passes through it, as does the Wyre Way walk between Morecombe and the Forest of Bowland. There has been a market in Garstang since 1310, and still every Thursday the town is the trading centre for the Fylde and Wyredale. Although cotton was important here, unlike many Lancashire towns Garstang retains much pre-Victorian architecture. The old market cross and the narrow High Street (lined by many welcoming inns) hark back to earlier centuries. There is great civic pride in Garstang, best shown perhaps by its regular participation in the Britain in Bloom competition, in which it has won many honours. The town was given its charter of incorporation by Charles II, but is not content just to rely on the past – in 2000 it became the world’s first Fair Trade Town.

Accountant

Garstang Independent Financial Services Ltd
Towers & Gornall

Attraction

Cobble Hey Farm & Gardens
Greenhalgh Castle
Old Holly Farm

Camping

Claylands Caravan Park

Caravan Park

Bridge House Marina & Caravan Park
Claylands Caravan Park

Dentist

Mr B Kilgallon
Petrie Tucker & Partners

Doctor

The Landscape Surgery
Windsor Road Surgery

Inn

Kenlis Arms

Market

Garstang Country Market

Pub and Bar

Punchbowl Country Pub & Restaurant

Self-Catering

Mole End Cottage

Taxi

Garstang Cabs
J Cabs

Vet

Pearson Thompson & Callery

Shops

Clare & Howard Ltd

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Whites Of Garstang
The Village Cobblers

Places to Stay near Garstang

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Royal Oak Hotel (0.22 miles)

Royal Oak Hotel
Garstang is well worth a visit being conveniently situated between Lancaster and Preston many commuters to these two cities prefer the quiet and attractive living environment that is on offer here and where the ambience ... More | visit website
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BEST WESTERN Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Centre (1.11 miles)

BEST WESTERN Garstang  Country Hotel and  Golf Centre

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Set in a haven of peace and tranquillity with far reaching views of the Golf Course and surrounding countryside.
The Award winning Kingfisher Restaurant serves Dinner each evening and Sunday Luncheon, ... More

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Kenlis Arms (1.45 miles)

Kenlis Arms

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The Kenlis Arms at Barnacre, Garstang is an idyllic "country pub" on the edge of the Forest of Bowland. Family owned & run, The Kenlis Arms is open daily, serving ... More

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Mole End Cottage (1.58 miles)

Mole End Cottage
If you are looking for a 5 star holiday home in Lancashire then Mole End Cottage could be the perfect accommodation for you. This luxury self-catering cottage offers high-quality décor and furnishings throughout and can ... More | visit website
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Pickerings Hotel (1.78 miles)

Pickerings Hotel

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The Pickerings Country House Hotel is located just outside one of Lancashire‚s most appealing market towns, Garstang. Nestling in 2 acres of mature grounds this 18th Century country residence in ... More

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Middle Holly Cottage (2.75 miles)

Middle Holly Cottage

Old Coaching Inn built in 1820, has been tastefully refurbished to provide a high standard of accommodation with a warm friendly atmosphere.Contemporary ensuite rooms with digital LCD TV,complimentory Wi Fi connection,hospitality tray.Large safe car park ... More | visit website

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Calderbank Country Lodge (3.14 miles)

The Calderbank Country Lodge is situated in the picturesque hamlet of Oakenclough near Garstang in Lancashire. It offers a quiet Bed and Breakfast retreat surrounded by open countryside in the Forest of Bowland. ... More | visit website
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New Holly (3.24 miles)

New Holly
The New Holly is an award winning, 4 star rated public house with a new restaurant, bars, games room and sumptuous en-suite accommodation.  Excellently located on the A6 in between Lancaster & Preston just 2 ... More | visit website
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Guy's Thatched Hamlet (3.69 miles)

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Guy's Thatched Hamlet tucked away by the side of the Lancaster canal at Bilsborrow near Garstang. Where guests can step back in time and enjoy the good things in life in a relaxed and informal ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Preston North (3.86 miles)

Premier Inn Preston North
Situated in a picturesque location in the village of Bilsborrow, next to Lancaster canal. For shops and local amenities Preston city centre is only 7 miles away. Local attractions include Preston North End football museum ... More | visit website

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