Six reasons to visit
Make for the market – a proper open air street market is held every Thursday and Saturday, right in the town centre as it should be. The pies are recommended.
Check out the town’s booming café and eaterie scene, growing to meet demand from the ever-expanding university.
Visit the unique St Peter and St Paul Church, the only one in the country with both a tower and a steeple at the same end of the building. It’s also noted for beautiful stained-glass windows.
Visit The Chapel Gallery on St Helen’s Road, where there are art exhibitions and family events year-round, and a fabulous new bistro/café headed by chef Nathan Booth that’s worth a trip in itself.
Eat the town’s celebrated gingerbread – made here since at least 1732 at one of several outlets baking it still. In July, there is the annual gingerbread festival.
And talking of festivals, Ormskirk has the North’s biggest free classic car event, Ormskirk Motorfest, held every August.