About Fleetwood

Fleetwood is renown worldwide for its tram system. In 1885 it was the first tramway to be electrified in Great Britain, and until recently, Fleetwood was the only UK town where trams ran along the main street. Fleetwood is the location for the Fylde Folk Festival, since the early 1980s. The Festival features many national and international acts, encompassing not only music, but also poetry and the Lancashire dialect. The Freeport Shopping Centre was established in 1994 on the site of the old docks, with a Marina alongside. It enjoys a multi-million pound turnover, attracting shoppers from all over the North-West.