Lying 18 miles north of Liverpool and southeast of Preston, Ormskirk is a Lancashire town surrounded by rich countryside. It’s been home to a bustling market since the Middle Ages as well as countless weavers, tailors and brewers. Today, 27,000 residents call this community home.
Ormskirk is in the heart of West Lancashire, promising some of the region’s best shopping, nature trails and transport links. At Wain Homes, you’ll find a range of new builds in Ormskirk for sale.
10 nurseries & primary schools are rated “Good” or “Outstanding” by Ofsted
Ruff Wood and Gorse Hill Nature Reserve are on your doorstep
Ormskirk is a fantastic setting for cycling, jogging and canal trips
Edge Hill University sits to the south on St. Helen’s Road
Ormskirk station offers an interchange between Merseyside and Northern Trains services
WHY IS ORMSKIRK A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE
Seeking a heady mix of town life with the serenity of rolling hills and waterways? Ormskirk puts you right at the centre of what makes Lancashire so special — traditional stores, rustic food and plenty of countryside and farmland. Ever since the historic market was founded in 1286, the town has been courting the region’s most innovative growers, sellers and creatives, feeding a vibrancy that’s hard to match in other rural communities. From Moor Street’s clock tower and the Burscough Wharf Canal to panoramic footpaths on Clieves Hill, there’s always something to savour here.
The market takes place every Thursday and Saturday. You’ll find rows of stalls selling meats, fish, olives, clothes, books, jewellery and other handmade goods. Turkish and Italian flavours pepper the rest of the town if you like to eat out. Meanwhile, Ormskirk Chapel Gallery is a haven for art lovers, and the annual free MotorFest welcomes petrolheads from across the UK.
Young families are especially well-served in Ormskirk. Five “Outstanding” nurseries, preschools and primary schools are within the town borders, joining a high school, a college and several special education facilities. There’s also the significant influence of Edge Hill University (Modern University of the Year 2022), providing students with the rare chance to study outside of a city.
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You have excellent transport connections to explore the rest of the North West. Liverpool is around 45 minutes away by train, while you can reach Formby Beach in just 25 minutes by car. Southport and Preston are easily accessible too, helping you commute to work or enjoy more day trips.
If you want to call Ormskirk home, you’ll find a selection of new build homes in Ormskirk for sale with Wain Homes.
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