Visit Ormskirk and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Ormskirk, Lancashire. The Church of SS. Peter and Paul has both a tower and a separate spire, the tower of about 1540 and the spire being earlier. The church, partly rebuilt in 1729, is largely Perpendicular; the tower was probably added to house bells brought from Burscough Priory after the Dissolution. The church also has effigies of the 1st Earl of Derby and his wife, also from the priory, the ruins of which are nearby, and early memorials of the Scarisbrick family.
The Stanley family, the Earls of Derby from Knowsley Hall, were long associated with the Ormskirk area, and were also the ancient kings of the Isle of Man. The 7th Earl, James Stanley, was a rich landowner and raised a Royalist army in the Civil War. His French wife, Charlotte, held out for months (in Stanley's absence) against Cromwell's forces at Lathom House, until the besiegers retreated before the approach of Prince Rupert. Stanley was later beheaded at Bolton by Cromwell.
Nearby cities: Liverpool
Nearby towns: Bootle, Chorley, Crosby, Formby, Kirkby, Prescot, Southport, St. Helens, Wigan
Nearby villages: Ainsdale, Aintree, Appley Bridge, Aughton, Bickerstaffe, Billinge, Bispham, Blundellsands, Burscough, Crank, Crossens, Croston, Fazakerley, Great Altcar, Halsall, Ince Blundell, Lathom, Litherland, Lydiate, Maghull, Mawdesley, Melling, Parbold, Rainford, Scarisbrick, Seaforth, Sefton, Skelmersdale, Sollom, Standish, Town Green, Upholland, Westhead
Have you decided to visit Ormskirk or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Ormskirk bed and breakfast (a Ormskirk B&B or Ormskirk b and b)
- a Ormskirk guesthouse
- a Ormskirk hotel (or motel)
- a Ormskirk self-catering establishment, or
- other Ormskirk accommodation