At Fleetwood you can easily enjoy a full day of shopping and browsing, finding a bargain or two, with a spot of lunch thrown in.
The main shopping street is Lord Street, a long straight road that runs parallel to Dock Street from the market to the end of town which is accessed by the A585 link road called Amounderness Way. Poulton Road runs off at right angles and here you’ll find more independent and high street names.
Fleetwood Market is well known throughout the country with a selection of indoor and outdoor stalls catering for just about anything that you could wish to buy. Popular with locals, it’s also a magnet for tourists and coach trips which come to visit from all over the north west, and also with regular day trips for the holiday makers who stay at Blackpool.
You’ll find the market just off Lord Street, between two pay and display car parks where residents can park for two free hours a day with their residents permits. It’s a pretty spot, with the clock tower in the middle of the road, original stone buildings and hanging baskets and bedding plants in summer.
The market is also just across the road from St Peter’s Church, which has been restored in recent years. With newly cleaned walls, and immaculately maintained gardens it’s a lovely place to pause just for a few minutes on a bench and quietly watch the world go by.
On Lord Street you’ll find all kinds of stores, with many of local independents selling all kinds of things, alongside the high street names of clothing and food retailers. There’s also on-street parking too all along Lord Street so if you want to pick something up in a hurry you can just park, shop and go.
Not forgetting of course, that the tram lines run right down the middle of Lord Street, delivering the new Bombardier trams to Fleetwood from Spring 2012. In recent years the tram service to the whole of the Fleetwood area has been suspended while a major Capital project was implemented to re-lay all the tracks and build new platforms in preparation for the new service which will once again see Fleetwood connected to the rest of the Fylde Coast.
Where the A585 link road ends, otherwise known as Amounderness Way, you’ll find an Asda supermarket – which backs onto Lord Street with pedestrian access.
You’ll also find here the Fleetwood Freeport shopping village and Home Bargains store. All of these retailers have plenty of free parking and good opening hours – plus you can take your dog into the Freeport Village – and even into some of the shops!
There are plenty of cafes at Fleetwood where you can have a full meal, snack or just a coffee. Of course, with a strong fishing heritage it’s also somewhere to buy the best seaside fish and chips, with a number of award winning fish and chip shops.
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