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The historic market town of Poulton-le-Fylde, in Wyre, is a charming place full of cobbled streets, unusual shops and ancient sights.
With plenty of self catering accommodation and camping & caravan sites, Poulton-le-Fylde has everything to suit all tastes and budgets. Tour the village and its scenic surrounds on the three-mile long Poulton-le-Fylde Historic Trail, which sets off from River Wyre Hotel, a 19th century pub close to Skippool Creek, where smuggling was once rife.
From here you wander past salad-growing fields and quaint cottages until you get to St Chad’s Church. The earliest records of this church date back to 1094, although the tower dates from the 1630s and the main body of the church was built in 1752. In springtime the churchyard becomes a riot of colour thanks to carpets of purple, yellow and white crocuses. Traditionally agriculture was the main industry in the countryside surrounding Poulton-le-Fylde and records show that a market has been held in Market Square since at least 1348. This tradition continues to this day, with a Farmers Market held every fourth Saturday of the month. Up until the 19th century there were wooden stocks in the square. Here wrong doers were locked in and had rotten food and eggs thrown at them. The original stocks are still there but luckily no-one gets locked up there any more!
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