Skelmersdale Tourism

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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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Facts and Stats for Skelmersdale*

  • Pollution Statistics in Skelmersdale

    Know the pollution level of Skelmersdale before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 17.11 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 38.64 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 52.27 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 40.91 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 20 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Skelmersdale: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Skelmersdale for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Skelmersdale.

    • Burglary and Theft 43.88 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 34.18 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 40.31 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 29.17 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 34.69 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 36.73 (Low)
    • Attacks 38.78 (Low)
    • Drug offense 64.8 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 78.57 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 56.63 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 42.35 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25.51 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 53.06 (Moderate)
  • Living in Skelmersdale - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Skelmersdale is 191.46 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 59.06 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 90.78 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 26.44 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 46.67 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 69.39 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 90.74 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.91 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 127.95 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Skelmersdale

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Skelmersdale

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.3 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.46 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 95.62 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 69.85 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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