Set on the banks of the River Wyre with the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Garstang is steeped in history with beautiful architecture, abundant wildlife and an array of activities, whether you want an active holiday, a relaxing weekend or an enjoyable day trip.
Since the turn of the millennium, Garstang has become known as the World's First Fairtrade Town. Gartang has a weekly market, which runs every Thursday - and has done since 1310!
This area is ideal for a a country getaway. You can enjoy golfing, fishing, bird watching. beautiful fells and an extensive programme of walks for all levels. Furthermore you can enjoy a wide variety of independent retailers, cafes and restaurants and other leisure activities on offer.
From Britain's favourite seaside resort to the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Beauty, the tourist destinations within Lancashire have everything you need for a day out or a longer stay. England's Lancashire truly offers a slice of life to suit all tastes.
Preston is a city (only 20 minutes away) with a fascinating history, from its earliest roots as one of England's oldest boroughs (it’s mentioned in the Doomsday Book and received its charter in 1179) to the 17th century, which saw Preston rise to become one of Lancashire's most important market towns.The 20th century saw Preston develop as a major engineering base, as a direct result of aircraft production for the war effort in the 1940’s. Since then, Preston's excellent location has helped it to adapt and diversify its employment structure from this traditional textiles and engineering base – although British Aerospace Defence continues to employ in excess of 10,000 staff in the area. New employment has been created in other sectors, such as business services, computing and finance, and Preston is also home to the campus of the University of Central Lancashire, which is one of the largest in the UK with over 30,000 students.
Blackpool is only 30 minutes away which allows our guests to enjoy the thrills of Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Blackpool tower and yet still reside in the tranquillity of a country hotel. Blackpool remains the UK's most popular seaside with 10 million visitors a year. Places of interest:
Only 25 minutes and you have Lancaster one of the counties most historic cities and a fantastic day out for visiting Lancaster castles, Williamson park or it's many museums looking into its hidden past.
BEST WESTERN Garstang Country Hotel lies in the centre of England's North West and due to its excellent road links much of the regions appeal is within an hours travel from our doors.
Travel north and few places can match the beauty of the Lake District national park, east and within minutes you can be exploring 'The Forest of Bowland' AONB, south and the 2008 European capital of culture is a recommended day trip, west and you can find the Fylde coast with Fleetwood, Cleveleys, Blackpool and St-Annes, seaside resorts for all tastes.