seaside resort and busy seaport of Fleetwood plays host
to some of Wyre's liveliest attractions and events. Home
to the famous Fisherman's Friend lozenge and where
visitors can send boxed kippers home by post.
The town's main fishing industry may have gone but visitors can still enjoy the sight of the sea, watching the assortment of ships and leisure craft that sail past the harbour daily. Enjoy the maritime history of Fleetwood by visiting the town museum where interesting exhibits tell the story of the town and its seaport or take a guided tour of the "Jacinta", Fleetwood's heritage trawler.
On the Promenade live entertainment for all ages can be found at the Marine Hall. This superb complex also boasts a restaurant cafe and bar. The surrounding Marine Gardens are ideal for visitors to enjoy bowling, pitch and putt or just relax in the delightful gardens.
|Cross the road and step
into the Mount-Grounds, with its unusual clock tower where
superb views of the Lake District and Morecambe Bay can
Stand inside the clock as the wheels whizz round and the bells chime! The Mount also houses an historic exhibition by the Fleetwood Civic Society and an interesting craft centre. Further along the promenade there's fun for all at the lively Pier with prize bingo, amusements, a restaurant and family bar.
Excellent sports and leisure opportunities are available in the town. Facilities and activities include a sports and swim centre windsurfing, boating lake excellent golf courses and bowling. The Wyre Way is a 16 mile walk from Fleetwood to Knott End and provides an excellent opportunity to explore the history and wildlife of the Wyre Estuary. For a more relaxing pastime take the little ferry over to Knott End and explore the town's market and the peaceful area known locally as 'Over Wyre'.
Fleetwood is also famous as the last town in England to be served by trams which ran down the main street, Lord Street. This, of course, was before the re-introduction of urban light railways in cities like Manchester. The tramway runs from the southern boundary of Blackpool, Starr Gate, to the ferry terminal in Fleetwood, formerly the site of a British Railways station and still, in summer the ferry wharf for ships to the Isle Of Man This tramway was the first in Great Britain to be electrified in 1885.
Fleetwood is a shoppers delight. The new Freeport Village is a major leisure development selling goods at hugely discounted prices, along with attractions such as an American Car Museum, Butterfly World and adventure playground. All this is set beside the beautiful yacht marina, where regattas are held throughout the year.
Just a short walk finds you at Fleetwood's famous market with over 250 stalls both indoor and out, selling bargains galore and all just a couple of minutes from the town centre shops, restaurants and cafes.
Enjoyable events are held throughout the year including the Wyre Bowling Festival, Fylde Folk Festival and Tram Sunday - tram and transport extravaganza. For seaside fun, a shopping experience great holidays and days out - there s always something fresh at Fleetwood.