Skelmersdale Tourism

Skelmersdale /ˈskɛlməzˌdeɪl/ is a town in West Lancashire, England. It lies on high-ground on the River Tawd, 6 miles (10 km) to the west of Wigan, 13 miles (21 km) to the northeast of Liverpool, 15 miles (24 km) south-southwest of Preston. As of 2006, Skelmersdale had a population of 38,813, down from 41,000 in 2004. The town is known locally as Skem /ˈskɛm/.The first recorded use of the name Skelmersdale appears in the Domesday Book of 1086. It was under the rule of Uctred as part of the hundred of West Derby. The urbanisation and development of Skelmersdale largely coincided with the Industrial Revolution. Industrial scale coal mining began in the early 19th century and continued to expand during that century to give rise to Skelmersdale as an important colliery village. The town forms part of the Wigan Urban Area. Skelmersdale was designated as a new town in 1961.


If you are looking for travel information of Skelmersdale in United Kingdom, you've come to the right place. Skelmersdale is located at a short trip away from Manchester a major city in United Kingdom. Take a short trip from Skelmersdale and set some time aside to explore the Manchester. Dotted with places like Museum Of Science And Industry, The Lowry, The Village; it will definitely be a good idea. Tour packages of Skelmersdale are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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