Guide to living in Poulton-le-Fylde
Just five miles from Blackpool lies the small historic town of Poulton-le-Fylde. This picturesque market town has so much to offer, from its interesting cobbled streets lined with independent shops to its rich history and nearby beautiful coastal walks.
The town boasts a rich history. It was once a hub for smugglers and also an important commercial port for the linen industry. The stocks where local petty criminals would have rotten vegetables thrown at them by the townsfolk can still be seen today, while the history of St Chad’s Church can be traced back to 1094AD and the traditional farmer’s market, held in the church hall, still takes place every 4th Saturday of the month.
Although a fairly small town, there’s so much to see and do, both in the town itself and in nearby Blackpool. If real ale is your thing, the Tudor-style Thatched House, with its own micro-brewery, is the ideal place to cosy up and relax by the fire, but if you like your nightlife a little more lively, the Boca Café Bar has some fantastic cocktails and a bustling atmosphere. You could even try your hand at making your own cocktails, or hire a room out for a private party.
Families with young children will love Thingamajigz, 6,400 square feet of fun including slides, ball pools, a basketball and football area, and children’s party venue. Children of all ages will also enjoy nearby Blackpool Zoo as well as other seaside attractions including Madame Tussaud’s and Blackpool Tower Circus.
For weekend rest and relaxation, Poulton-le-Fylde also has an excellent Golf club, and the Spa on the Breck is an oasis of calm in which to de-stress and enjoy a pampering treat.
Poulton-le-Fylde offers a great lifestyle at an affordable price, and is well worth a look if you are considering a move to the Blackpool area.