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19 October 2018

Top attractions in and around Ormskirk

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Ormskirk is steeped in history and character. It offers excellent shopping, café’s, restaurants, and pubs, all within easy walking distance of your accommodation with McComb Students.

The market takes place every Thursday and Saturday in the heart of the town centre. With around 100 stalls the market attracts hundreds of bargain hunters each market day. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it on the market with a great of range food stalls selling fresh breads, homemade pies, cheese, olives, not to mention fresh fish, meat and vegetables.

For those of you looking to do some sight seeing, or have some general “chill time” then amongst other things, Ormskirk has a few historical landmarks worth a visit

The 800-year old Parish Church, named St Peter and St Paul, is one of only three churches in the country to have both a steeple and a spire. 

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Another historic landmark is Ormskirk’s grade-II listed Clock Tower, situated in the heart of the town centre it was built in 1876 in dramatic gothic style.

Coronation Park is situated just beyond the town centre. With its lush, landscaped gardens and ornate bandstand, the park hosts various family friendly events all year round such as free live music in the summer, and carols at Christmas.

Just a little further away, yet still within easy reach, is the City of Liverpool. This is a shopper’s paradise, with a vibrant city centre, and the famous Liverpool One shopping centre.

Again, there are many sight seeing opportunities, and some of these are shown below

Radio City Tower is one of the most recognisable structures in the city. Officially called the St Johns Beacon, it reaches over 400 feet (120 metres) in height, and allows 360º views from its rotund viewing platform.

The Royal Liver Building may be an office block, but this building is an integral part of Liverpool’s story. The Grade I-listed Royal Liver Building (that’s ‘liver’ to rhyme with ‘diver’) – is one of the locations that gained Liverpool its Unesco World Heritage status. Its most notable points are its two clock towers, atop which perch two mythical, cormorant-like liver birds. It’s the city’s most famous landmark, and one which cannot be missed.

Tate Liverpool is a key aspect of Liverpool’s cultural scene, and is often referred to as the ‘Tate of the North’. Located in a defunct warehouse in Albert Dock, this building has a simple elegance of a modern art gallery that also maintains the unique warehouse features. Since opening in 1988 it has been one of Liverpool’s most important creative hubs and is now a major player when it comes to exhibiting important European works of art.

Liverpool sightseeing walking tour is a fantastic way to get to know the city. The guides have lots of local knowledge, and will point out all the things that have made Liverpool so famous. They’ll obviously include the places made famous by the Beatles, and their songs. En route, you’ll explore the waterfront and learn about the historic docks.

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By Hannah Wright

Hi my name is Hannah Wright I am 22 about to go into my third year studying marketing with digital communications at Edge Hill University! I have a real weakness for shopping so In my spare time I’d either be in shops or on my laptop shopping online! I hope my blog post will be helpful and if you have a particular topic you’d like to know about please done hesitate to get in touch!

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