Marketing Liverpool recently took a tour of the historic market town, Ormskirk, in partnership with West Lancashire Borough Council. The aim of the trip was for our team to better understand the tourism offer in and around the town as well as to meet the people behind the attractions and venues.
It was an action-packed day with plenty of places visited, but first up on the agenda was the Ormskirk Markets and Chapel Gallery (open Tue – Sat), both within the town centre. The markets are open for trading each Thursday and Saturday, and Chapel Gallery is open every day except Monday.
Next up was the popular visitor attraction Farmer Ted’s, home to the spook-tacular Farmaggedon. We got a tour of the facilities as well as speaking with the owner Mark for his plans for the future – all we can say is that they are exciting!
After visiting the farm it was on to Moor Hall – a stunning 2 Michelin starred restaurant with rooms in a stunning grade II* listed building. We enjoyed a tour of the beautiful gardens, as well as the guest rooms and restaurant The Barn. We got to enjoy the tasting menu, which we can safely say was delicious! After enjoying the food, Mark Birchall (head chef), gave us a personal talk and show around his spectacular kitchen.
After lunch we headed to Martin Mere which is a WWT wetland centre – home to hundreds of wetland wildlife. From ducklings to swans, we got up close and personal with these amazing species and learnt all about how the centre is run and managed.
Our final stop of the day was to Rufford Old Hall, a fine Tudor building of the Hesketh family. The hall is over 500 years old and is steeped in history, with magnificent rooms and ample outdoor space. Most of the hall is run by volunteers and visitors can expect to step back in history once inside.
All round it was a great day and the Marketing Liverpool team can now promote these great attractions across all of our channels. To discover more things to do in Ormskirk, visit Discover Ormskirk.