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About Our Town

West Lancashire College is situated in the heart of Skelmersdale, a modern and vibrant town with a history dating back to the Roman times.

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Welcome to Skelmersdale!

The surrounding areas of Skelmersdale include Wigan (8.4 miles), Ormskirk (6.1 miles), as well as Liverpool (16.1 miles) where student life is incredible and gives our students the opportunity to visit universities.

For those budding golfers, Skelmersdale is home to Dean Wood Golf Club, (5 miles), a top class parkland course set in Up Holland.

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There are a number of exciting things to do!

  • Beacon Country Park

  • The Concourse Shopping Centre

  • Capitol Cinema

  • Combat Paintball

  • Bannatyne Health Club

  • Nye Bevan and Park Pool

  • Tawd Valley Park

  • Coronation Park

  • Ormskirk Market

  • Ruff Woods

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