Garstang is one of those true countryside gems, where you’ll find yourself enjoying some of the best local specialities. Known locally for its tasty home-grown produce, this small town offers a warm welcome and a wealth of specialist and individual shops where you can pick up treats galore that you won’t find on any supermarket shelf. Don’t miss the local cheese-makers Dewlay for a wedge of fine Lancashire and Garstang Blue cheeses.
Passing right through the centre of the town is the peaceful Lancaster Canal, where you can watch the passing canal boats cruise by and enjoy the abundance of wildlife it supports. The town has been winning national competitions for many years, and in 2008 was voted the best town in Europe for its floral displays and community effort!
The jewel in Garstang’s crown is the nearby Millennium Green. An area situated on the western bank of the River Wyre, which has been set aside for wildlife conservation and community events. Just rest awhile and enjoy the views over the Bowland Hills before resuming your visit to the High Street, where you will find plenty of pubs, cafes and restaurants to enjoy more of the local hospitality.
Garstang is the world’s first Fairtrade town (created in 2000) and that ethos continues today with Fairtrade products being promoted throughout cafes, restaurants, shops, businesses & schools.
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