St. Anne’s is a quaint and calming seaside haven in which age-old traditions and English quaintness are still nurtured. A serene and sandy stretch of coastline proves a perfect place in which to paddle, sample local specialities or watch stunning sunsets, while the captivating countryside surrounding the town demands exploration. St Annes’ close proximity to the bright and bustling resort of Blackpool means visitors can enjoy the energetic effervescence of the promenade within only a short time. However, after discovering the plethora of appealing attractions offered by St. Annes, travellers may be loathe to leave the special seaside splendour of the place.
Hailed as one of the region’s most significant historic monuments, Lytham House is a manicured and majestic example of regal architecture. Surrounded by mature trees and featuring a picturesque lily pond, the 18th century mansion is shrouded in a rich and remarkable history that can be discovered during a guided tour.
Wildlife enthusiasts will wax lyrical about the immersive and interesting exhibitions at the RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre. Exciting exhibits explain and explore the different species of birds that reside in the Ribble Estuary, a place that is considered one of the worlds best for bird diversity. Comprehensive collections also illustrate the habits of other flora and fauna upon the estuary.
Critically acclaimed and wonderfully cosy, Green’s Bistro is the ideal dining destination for those visiting St. Annes. Classic dishes are inspired by the rich regional culinary heritage, and signature specialities come in the form of twice baked cheese soufflé, grilled brown trout and slow cooked lamb shoulder. (9 St Andrew's Rd S, Lytham St. Annes FY8 1SX, UK)