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Lytham Windmill

East Beach, Lytham St Anne's FY8 5LD, England
+44 1253 794879
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Interesting Historical Building

Very interesting old windmill, with an equally interesting history. Set in a very nice location in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
delarever
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Very Interesting

Worth a visit, lots to see regarding the history of Lytham and St Anne's including the local... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
cheshirecat55
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england
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Windmills have featured in Lytham's history for hundreds of years. In 1805 Richard Cookson sought and obtained a lease from the Squire for a plot of land on which to build a 'windy milne'. Later, in 1860, when the prestigious houses in the area were being built the residents looked upon the Windmill as an "industrial nuisance"! On the 2nd January 1919, a tremendous gale turned the sales despite the powerful brake and sparks ignited the woodwork. The Windmill was quickly ravaged by fire, the interior being entirely gutted. The Windmill remained derelict until 1921, when it was given by the Squire to the Lytham Urban District Council. In 1989, the Windmill was restored by Fylde Borough Council and opened to the public. Lytham Windmill is run in partnership with Fylde Borough Council and Lytham Heritage Group.
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East Beach, Lytham St Anne's FY8 5LD, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting old windmill, with an equally interesting history. Set in a very nice location in a very nice Town.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a visit, lots to see regarding the history of Lytham and St Anne's including the local lifeboats and where they ended up. All this and free entry to, well worth a visit

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Local to the area and walked past many times, but this time we had a friend from the USA visiting so we took a step inside. Was very interesting. Lots of old photos and information of local windmills. When we went down into the cellar...More

Thank Mand H
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

This museum is very interesting and beautifully preserved I suspect not too many people visit However we did experience the cringe worthy embarrassment of the stalwart guardians.... you know how it goes.... you can hear a pin drop They don't acknowledge your presence You feel...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

My friends took me to the windmill walk several times. Easy parking, if early, and a delight to walk in a safe, clean and well maintained area near the windmill.

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Very interesting and informative free local history museum. Friendly staff and lots of availabe perking.

Thank David D
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Easy to park nearby. Nice windmill. Very windy area, not surprisingly. Just looked from the outside. Looked freshly painted

Thank RachelDunsdon
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Lovely place along the seafront - just a short stroll from St Anne's Pier and if you go during opening hours the place is even more interesting

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

I live in this area and Lytham is a beautiful place to call your home town and also a lovely place to visit. The windmill is a great attraction and situated along Lytham Green, which is perfect for walking, with plenty of cafes, restaurants and...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

The windmill is on a grassy area behind the beach. There’s lots of room for children to run round and play games. There is a pub opposite for a drink with outside seating.

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Response from Robert R | Reviewed this property |
Yes Lytham Wind Mill is open on a Sunday but not open on the 6th or 7th August due it being Lytham Festival
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