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Lytham, St Annes-on-Sea and the Fylde Countryside

Tourist Information Centres

Tourist Information
Town Hall
Fylde Borough Council
St Annes
Tel: 01253 725610
Fax: 01253 713113

Press Contact

Communications Officer
Fylde Borough Council
Town Hall
St Annes on Sea
Tel: 01253 658658

Trade Contact

Vivien Wood
Tourism Officer
Fylde Borough Council
St Annes on Sea
Tel: 01253 658436


The coastal resort of Lytham St Annes is on the North West Coast of Lancashire, three miles from Blackpool. The area of Fylde consists of Lytham, St Annes-on-Sea and the rural countryside with small picturesque villages. St Annes-on-Sea is a traditional seaside resort with Victorian pier, quality
accommodation and fine floral displays, a gentler and more peaceful location than Blackpool. Lytham is a high quality destination with an attractive Victorian shopping centre and an expansive seafront where the Windmill is situated. Lytham has recently been awarded a 'Champion of Champions' award by the Royal Horticultural Society and they quoted 'one of the greenest and cleanest and most beautiful places in Britain to live'. The rural area of Fylde provides a contrasting tourism experience offering countryside pursuits such as walking, cycling, horse riding and boating. A rich heritage within the towns and villages has helped to make the Fylde countryside a destination in its own right.

What's on Offer


Donkey rides, deckchairs, amusement arcades, sandy beaches, refreshment outlets. Visit the statue of the comedy legend Les Dawson. The statue stands in the ornamental gardens next to St Annes Pier in Lytham St Annes.

Places to Visit

Lytham Windmill, Lytham Heritage Centre, Fairhaven Marine Park (Green Flag Award), The Ribble Discovery Centre, St Annes Pier, Lowther Gardens (Green Flag award), Ashton Gardens, St Annes Parish Church Tapestry, Ribby Hall Village, Glasform (glass blowing), Singleton.


Lowther Pavilion Theatre


Lytham has an abundance of quality, original specialist shops. Visit St Annes Square, where you will find an enhanced range of independent retailers and designer outlets. Fylde Farmers’ Market takes place on the first Thursday of every month in the town centre. Kirkham is a thriving business community with an ancient weekly market.

Eating Out

Quality restaurants, bistros and homely cafes are situated throughout the borough, something to suit everyone. Visit the café quarter in St Annes and dine alfresco in Lytham.

Recreation & Sport

Four world-famous championship golf courses including Royal Lytham & St Annes, for special packages contact lsagp@talktalk.net or 07931 386654. Bowling, Tennis, Badminton, Football, Rugby, Miniature Golf, Putting, Horse Riding, Cycling.

Holiday & Activity Centres

Ribby Hall Village.

Conference & Business Facilities

Ribby Hall Village hosts a unique and modern business venue www.ribbyhall.co.uk.
A Spa Hotel. Luxury overnight accommodation includes 42 bedrooms, comprising 12 suites and two wonderful penthouses.


Bed spaces: 4,035
Hotels/B&Bs/Guest Houses: 50
Motels: 1
Inns: 2
Self Catering: 40
Caravan Parks: 15

Getting There


From the M55 follow the A5230 (Squires Gate Link Road) to A584 signposted Lytham St. Annes.


From Preston - Blackpool South Train (one per hour) to Lytham or St Annes.
NB. This service does not operate from November to March.


Manchester Airport 1 hour away, Blackpool International Airport 3 miles . For further information see www.blackpoolairport.com.