Welcome to Garstang

The World's First Fairtrade Town

Created by the Independent Garstang Traders, Love Garstang is the new public face to encourage people to love their local town with everything it can offer. From promoting special offers to our new loyalty card, Love Garstang is a positive approach to shopping and supporting everything local.

River Wyre

Latest News

Garstang Victorian Christmas Festival, 2018

Get set for the Garstang Victorian Christmas Festival. This year the event takes place on the 10th and 11th December from 6 till 9pm. More details on the event can be found on the Festival website at www.garstangvictorianfestival.co.uk

Garstang in Bloom Business Awards Night

We had a fantastic time at last night’s Garstang in Bloom Awards & Fundraising evening. Once again we would like to extend a huge ‘thank-you’ to the Bloom team for their hard work and dedication keeping Garstang ‘blooming’ all year round.   Thank you to all the businesses that attended the evening, the results from […]

Get set for the Halloween Spooktacular!

Turn Garstang Orange, an event organised by the Independent Garstang Traders, returns for its 4th year this weekend. Join us for plenty of halloween fun – our now legendary ‘Trick or Treat Trail’ is back again and plenty of your town centre businesses are taking part. Find the hidden Halloween pebbles – yours to keep. […]

Luke is Garstang’s very own High Street Hero

Businessman Luke Pollard is celebrating after placing Garstang firmly on the national map as a shopping destination. The market town has been put in the spotlight after Luke was shortlisted for a national “High Street Hero” award. The chairman of Independent Garstang Traders revealed the tribute is “totally unexpected” but said he is delighted at […]

Historic Market Town

The Royal Oak

Welcome to Garstang

Set on the banks of the River Wyre with the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on her doorstep, the town is steeped in history with beautiful architecture, abundant wildlife and array of activities, whether you want an active holiday, a relaxing weekend or an enjoyable day trip.

Since 2000, Garstang has become known as the World’s First Fairtrade Town, and in 2008 Garstang was voted the BEST town in Europe – winning a gold award in the prestigious Entente Florale competition.

This area is ideal for a country getaway. You can enjoy golfing, fishing, bird watching, beautiful countryside, and the town has and an extensive programme of walks for all levels. Furthermore you can enjoy a wide variety of independent retailers, cafes and restaurants and other leisure activities on offer.

Garstang is a small market town with a big history. Garstang is mentioned in the Domesday Book where it is referred to as Cherestanc. The medieval weinds bring a distinctive character to the High Street and the Market Cross and Greenhalgh Castle act as focal points to the town’s historic past.

Garstang has a weekly market, which runs every Thursday – and has done since 1310! The Market House is also open Wednesday – Saturday and stallholders sell a good selection of local produce including cheeses, meats and vegetables. The Thursday market along the High Street offer a large selection of stalls including shoes, children’s clothes, household goods, plants, books and lots more.

Garstang High Street