Galgate Marina : Local Info

Blackpool Tower (16 miles)

One of the most famous and iconic images of the English seaside resort, Blackpool Tower takes pride of place on the town’s legendary Golden Mile. Built in 1894 the Tower has worked its way into the hearts of the nation. Tower Circus delights and entertains visitors today with a wealth of activities and spectacles. Its Arabesque decor harks back to bygone times, while the attractions contained therein meet and exceed the expectations of the most modern and sophisticated audience. Catering for young and old alike, it’s the best of both worlds and one of England’s Must-See attractions.

Tel: +44 (0)1253 292029
Web: www.blackpooltower.co.uk

For more detailed information, please visit:
Web: www.aboutbritain.com/BlackpoolTower.htm

Cottage Museum (4 miles)

There is a tiny, 18th Century cottage on Lancaster’s Castle Hill. In addition to being a quaint and endearing building, it’s also home to Lancaster’s Cottage Museum. You can meet its Victorian housekeeper when you visit and enjoy having a look back into life in the early 19th Century. While dogs are not generally permitted, guide dogs are. It’ll take about 45 minutes to have a proper look around and to investigate the various exhibits.

Tel: +44 (0)1524 64637
Web: www.lancashire.gov.uk/education/museums/lancaster/cottage.asp

For more detailed information, please visit:
Web: www.aboutbritain.com/CottageMuseum.htm

Fleetwood Museum (9 miles)

Fleetwood Museum is located in Fleetwood’s old Customs House. It traces the history and development of Fleetwood, its fishing industries and its relationship with the local coastline. In addition to both inshore and deep-sea fishing the museum details the development of Fleetwood from Sir Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood’s vision to the creation of the town and its growth from tourism and cargo-handling activities. There are few working environments more harsh or dangerous than that of the deep-sea fisherman and Fleetwood’s fishing fleet has sailed waters as far off as the Russian North Atlantic. There are scale models and exhibits which bring the work of these heroic men vividly to life.

Tel: +44 (0)1253 876621
Web: www.fleetwoodmuseum.co.uk

For more detailed information, please visit:
Web: www.aboutbritain.com/FleetwoodMuseum.htm

Lancaster Castle (4 Miles)

The present Lancaster Castle is not the first fortification to have been built on the site, though it has been there almost 1,000 years. The Romans built 3 forts on the site. There followed a motte and bailey castle, then a stone keep which is still in use today. Lancaster Castle is a rarity in that it’s still in use as Lancaster’s Crown Court. This is a role it has played for hundreds of years. The Pendle Witches were tried here in 1612, while the number of prisoners subsequently sentenced to death earned it the nickname The Hanging Court.

Tel: +44 (0)1524 64998
Web: www.lancastercastle.com

For more detailed information, please visit:
Web: www.aboutbritain.com/LancasterCastle.htm

Lancaster City Museum (4 miles)

Located in a Georgian building that was once Lancaster’s Town Hall, The Lancaster City Museum charts the history of Lancaster - and environs - through exhibits and archaeology from Roman times to the present day. There’s a first rate collection of landscapes and portraits, in addition to a great deal of information about the local regiment. Additionally, Lancaster City Museum also has a range of temporary exhibitions to enjoy. The museum has an education programme, a shop and is fully accessible by disabled visitors. Guide dogs are permitted within the museum.

Tel: +44 (0)1524 64637
Web: www.lancashire.gov.uk/education/museums/lancaster/city.asp

For more detailed information, please visit:
Web: www.aboutbritain.com/LancasterCityMuseum.htm

Lancaster Maritime Museum (4 miles)

Lancaster has a proud maritime past. It was a golden age for the city and you can find out more about it at the Lancaster Maritime Museum. It’s perhaps appropriate that part of the museum should occupy a former Custom House. While that Georgian building dates from 1764, the Lancaster Maritime Museum was first opened in 1985. Augmenting exhibitions with smells, sounds and reconstructions, the museum tells the story not just of the port of Lancaster, but also of the Lancaster Canal. Morecambe Bay’s ecology is also illustrated, along with the fishing industry that grew up around it.

Tel: +44 (0)1524 382264
Web: www.lancashire.gov.uk/education/museums/lancaster/maritime.asp

For more detailed information, please visit:
Web: www.aboutbritain.com/LancasterMaritimeMuseum.htm

Boats for sale lying
at Galgate marina

  • GBM Pearl

    Pearl is a Freeman 23 , built 1971, 4 berths fitted with a Inboard petrol engine . B.S.C. to 23rd June 2015.

     


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