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Pubs, boats and vibrant community groups - there's a lot to love in Garstang

The rural market town of Garstang, Lancashire, is equidistant between Preston and Lancaster and the bright lights of Blackpool. Its name derives from the ancient Norman word for spear pole and it is famous for being the first ever Fairtrade town. Unsurprisingly it’s steeped in history and packed with independent shops, traditional pubs and quintessentially English teashops. With riverside walks beside the river Wyre and the romantically ruined Greenhalgh Castle to enjoy, it’s an idyllic spot for retirement living.


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Things to do in Garstang
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If you like to be active in the great outdoors, Garstang has plenty to do on the doorstep: try Wyre Parks Fishery for coarse fishing; golfers will love Garstang Golf centre and if you want to explore the Lancaster Canal, boats are available from Bridge House Marina & Caravan Park, a pleasant 10-minute walk from Garstang centre.

Food lovers will enjoy The Cheese Shop at Dewlay – which offers a factory tour as well as local specialities like Special Reserve Lancashire.

Brock Bottom is a beautiful wooded area with a shallow stream perfect for paddling – look out for the Bluebells in spring. Cobble Hey Farm & Gardens has a petting zoo as well as offering peaceful nature walks and a superb café. Finally, Garstang Arts Centre has a lovely little exhibition space and tearoom.

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“My son wanted me to move a bit closer to where he lives, and Atherstone is very pretty, so I was easily persuaded. I was a little bit worried about some parts of the move, but McCarthy Stone’s Smooth Move service made it so easy for me, I had signed within a fortnight!”