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Martin Mere

Martin Mere, Burscough, Ormskirk L40 0RL, UK

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About Martin Mere

Martin Mere is a mere near Burscough, in Lancashire, England, on the West Lancashire Coastal Plain. The mere is a vast marsh, around grid reference SD 41 15 that was, until it was drained, the largest body of fresh water in England. We've 800 acres of adventure to flutter hearts, home to thousands of rare birds; a cheeky family of otters; an all-star cast of pretty pink flamingos and a group of white storks to mention a few.


Attractions near Martin Mere

WWT Martin Mere0.23km from Martin Mere

There’s a fantastic day ahead of you at Martin Mere Wetland Centre. Enjoy splashing, dipping, playing, feeding, paddling and getting up-close-and-personal to some of nature’s most wonderful wildlife. We've 800 acres of adventure to flutter hearts, home to thousands of rare birds; a cheeky family of otters; an all-star cast of pretty pink flamingos and a group of white storks to mention a few.

Windmill Animal Farm1.26km from Martin Mere

Windmill Animal Farm was a beautiful farm park,  opened to the public in 1992, and offers visitors the chance to experience the every day running of an actual working farm while still having the chance to watch, feed, touch and play with the animals. It is home to an amazing range of rare breed and exotic farm animals and some of the best indoor and outdoor play areas in Lancashire.

Mere Sands Wood2.65km from Martin Mere

Mere Sands Wood is a true wildlife haven. We're thrilled to finally have the opportunity to offer new visitor facilities; just what such a wonderful and well-loved nature reserve deserves. Mere Sands Wood is also a wildflower and fungi haven. Spring and summer bring orchids, yellow-wort and yellow bartsia, while autumn and winter usher in fly agaric, earthballs and common stinkhorn.  It covers 105 acres, and includes a visitors centre, two nature trails, six wildlife hides, and one viewing platf

National Trust - Rufford Old Hall4.02km from Martin Mere

The National Trust's Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire, is a beautiful Tudor building surrounded by Victorian and Edwardian gardens.  The amazing-looking House is also open with a fine collection of 16th and 17th century of oak furniture. It also has collections of armory and tapestry. The Great Hall's hammer-beam roof with Angels must be seen. It was designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building.

Hesketh Park, Southport8.68km from Martin Mere

Hesketh Park is one of the largest parks in Southport. Features of the park include The American Garden, The Clock Garden, The Specimen Garden, The Herbaceous Garden and the Mixed Flower Garden and also It offers a short mile walk away and with plenty of on street parking, this picturesque park is a perfect place to lose track of time.

West Lancashire Light Railway8.79km from Martin Mere

This is Lancashire's only narrow-gauge railway line situated in the village of Hesketh Bank, between Southport and Preston. It features locomotives, wagons, and other equipment from long-gone industrial sites in Lancashire, other parts of the UK, and overseas. The railway has seven steam locomotives, three of which are in operating condition; two are currently being rebuilt and another is on static display. There are also two electric locomotives and many IC locomotives.

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Lancashire is a ceremonial county and geographical area in North West England. The county has some spectacular coastal landscapes, from the stunning sweep of Morecambe bay to the gay promenade of Blackpool - a popular seaside resort since Victorian times. Morecambe bay has over 120 sq miles of mud flats, home to a wide range of sea birds and wildlife, forming an important northern winter sanctuary.