Edge Hill University Ormskirk Campus

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Edge Hill University Ormskirk Campus

Edge Hill University Ormskirk Campus



Edge Hill University Ormskirk Campus

Edge Hill University is a campus-based public university situated in Ormskirk, Lancashire, England. The institution was opened on 24 January 1885 as Edge Hill College, the first non-denominational teacher training college for women in England, before admitting its first male students in 1959. In 2005, Edge Hill was granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers by the Privy Council and became Edge Hill University on 18 May 2006.

The university has three faculties: Arts and Sciences, Education and Health and Social Care which teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.


Edge Hill University is based on a 160-acre (650,000 m2) campus in Ormskirk , the administrative centre of West Lancashire. It is midway between Liverpool and the county town of Preston.

The Woodlands campus is based in Chorley, central Lancashire, and offers continuing professional development programmes and part-time study.

Edge Hill University, Ormskirk

Google Map of L39+4QP
How to Find Us:
Edge Hill University campus is located in Ormskirk, in the heart of the North West. Most full-time students are based on the Ormskirk Campus.In addition to programmes delivered in Ormskirk, a number of study centres offer the opportunity to study Edge Hill University courses throughout the North West, Shropshire and further afield. Follow the links above for directions to all these sites and the main Ormskirk Campus.

By Road:

Leave M6 at junction 26 and join M58.

Leave M58 at junction 3, taking the A570 towards Southport and Ormskirk.

You should see signs for ‘Edge Hill University’ when you leave the motorway. From junction 3 the journey is 2.8 miles and takes approximately 5 minutes.

The campus can also be reached from Preston or Liverpool via the A59.

If using an online route planner or sat nav, please note that the university postcode is L39 4QP. Please check that the route provided arrives via the main entrance in St Helens Road. Alternatively enter lat/long co-ordinates 53.558622,-2.875178.

By Rail

  • Via Liverpool: Change at Liverpool Lime Street to Merseyrail Northern Line for Ormskirk Station. You can join the Northern Line at Liverpool Central or Moorfields. These stations can be reached from Liverpool Lime Street via underground /metro Wirral Line, or on foot.
  • Via Preston: from Preston Station take train to Ormskirk.

From Ormskirk Station you can get to the Campus in a variety of ways:

  • Bus: From Ormskirk train station take the pedestrian walkway to Ormskirk bus station and connect with the Edge Link bus for a direct route to campus.
  • Walk: Turn right from the station and walk up the road you are on, Station Approach. At the top turn left, then first right. Walk along Stanley Street and Knowsley Road, across two junctions, until you reach the main St Helens Road. Turn left and continue until you reach the Campus. This will take around 20 minutes: Map
  • Taxi: There are 24-hour taxi services opposite the station entrance.

The Edge Link BusBus service EL1 runs at 15 minute intervals from Ormskirk bus station to Edge Hill and back throughout the day, 8:05 to 20:50 Monday to Friday and until 17:50 on Saturdays. No service on Sundays or Bank Holidays.

By Plane:

The nearest airports to Ormskirk are Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester Airport.

More Travel Options:
Please visit the University’s Travel Pages for more travel options and advice, including information relating to:

  • Journey Planning
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Bus Travel
  • Car Sharing
  • Car Parking




Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
L39 4QP
United Kingdom

+44(0)1695 575171