Fleetwood is a town and civil parish within the Wyre district of Lancashire, England, lying at the northwest corner of the Fylde. It had a population of 25,939 people at the 2011 census. The site of the town has been continuously inhabited since the Middle Ages. Fleetwood acquired its modern character in the 1830s, when the principal landowner Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood, High Sheriff and MP, conceived an ambitious plan to re-develop the town to make it a busy seaport and railway spur. He commissioned the distinguished Victorian architect Decimus Burton to design a number of substantial civic buildings, including two lighthouses. Hesketh-Fleetwood's transport terminus schemes failed to materialise. The town expanded greatly in the first half of the 20th century with the growth of the UK fishing industry, and passenger ferries to the Isle of Man to become a deep-sea fishing port.
Restaurants in Fleetwood
4.5 based on 139 reviews
Had a great two hours visiting the museum in Fleetwood today with my granddaughter.
Very interesting with many different subjects from Whale skulls to Marionettes a great insight into a Victorian Seaside town and it associated industries from sea fishing and holidaying .
The surprise of the Museum is the Harriet trawler hidden away in a great purpose built "shed " it is fascinating to see how big the real thing is when out of the water.
Great for kids and adults. Nice cafe with good food and staff give a warm welcome and very nice folk .
Recommend a visit.
4.5 based on 485 reviews
pity it was raining and very blustery - otherwise this is a lovely newly designed Promenade - excellent for walking and also I would imagine in the sumner - lots of family fun on the beach......
5 based on 116 reviews
Called in for some lunch the meat and potato pies and pork pies are fantastic also had a ham salad Sandwich all of which tasted brilliant served very effecientley with friendly staff. The range of food on display was also all very inviting would highly recommend this shop for lunch.
4.5 based on 126 reviews
We are Open May - September, 2pm - 5pm, Tuesday till Friday (also Bank Holiday Sundays and Mondays). This romantic Gothic house is the lived in family home of the famous Gillow furniture making dynasty. Boasting unique, priceless pieces of Gillow furniture, Leighton's informal guided tours appeal to all ages. Outside the Hall are woodland walks, an abundant 19th century walled garden, herbaceous borders and roses, a fragrant herb patch and an ornamental vegetable plot. Every day at 3.30 pm (weather permitting), Falconer Jim Brown, gives flying displays with his birds of prey, where visitors get the chance to put on a glove and really get up close to these fantastic creatures. For 2015 we have installed a new petite children's play area. Our products have been sourced locally as we worked with a local playground company to maximize the space we had available. So we hope the children will enjoy these facilities. Please go to our website or Facebook page for entrance fees, or just give us a call.
We arrived a little early and waited in the Sunshine before being welcomed into the Hall by several friendly volunteers, who explained our options for Hall tour timings, refreshments and garden walks.
We chose the first tour and it was fantastic. Heather, our guide, was warm, friendly and amusing. We felt very at ease going round the house and were given plenty of time to study items that interested us after a talk about the featured rooms. This is a family home and the items in it have been used by generations, with the public now welcomed in to share the history and stories.
More pleasant and efficient people in the cafe, then we watched a display from the resident Hawk Garden. This was wonderful and really finished off a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.
Thank you for welcoming us to Leighton Hall, we will definitely return (we didn't feel we quite did the beautiful Gardens justice!)
4 based on 182 reviews
We took the tram from Blackpool to Fleetwood as a way of seeing more but not having to drive. Was not sure what to find in this town but pleasantly surprised. A lovely walk back in time, lovely views across to the Lake District and Morecambe Bay. Really enjoyed this lovely town.
4.5 based on 137 reviews
A great fuel stop following a good wander. Al had the full breakfast and declared it excellent! I joined my parents in a sausage barm, which was fabulous!
4.5 based on 68 reviews
Great pub with warm friendly service . Nothing is ever too much when asked . Been coming in her for years but over the last year has got better and betterThanks for the review hope you can come back again soon Regards Neil
4 based on 466 reviews
If ewe like animals ewe'll love Farmer Parrs! We have a large selection of farm and rare breed animals plus daily hands-on shows, petting, feeding, tractor rides and pony rides.As well as a large museum, pottery, play areas, cafe and shop. With large indoor barns as well as paddocks it’s a great day out whatever the weather - so come and join us down on the farm!
Whilst visiting my gravely ill brother this week I asked him where he would most like to go for a trip out. He chose Farmer Parr's at Fleetwood. We arrived at eleven and were greeted by a very pleasant young man in the paying kiosk...MoreGreat review. It is great to receive this kind of feedback because these are the reasons we do what we do. Glad it was a memorable day and we hope to see you again in the future.
4 based on 93 reviews
Carvery is hot and tasty, though they can be a bit stingy with the meat sometimes.
Massive choice of veggies and potatoes with 2 or 3 different gravy's too.
Desserts are to die for if ever you have room, waiting staff are attentive without being overbearing.
4.5 based on 75 reviews
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