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Thanksgiving Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, Whinneys Hey Road

Thanksgiving Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, Whinneys Hey Road, Blackpool, Lancashire FY3 8NR View on map

Roman Catholic chapel built 1955-7 in Portland stone and designed by Frances Xavier Velarde. Exterior ornamented with four statues, one at each corner and a relief on the façade by sculptor David John. Immediate repairs have been completed by the Historic Chapels Trust. Re-wiring completed in 2016 with Historic England support.


Opening Arrangements

Free access to exterior at all times. Interior on application to the Chaplaincy at Victoria Hospital (200 metres)


On a prominent position on Whinneys Hey Road between Stanley Park and the Victoria Hospital. Grid Ref: SO 332368. Rail: Blackpool North (2 miles). Bus: Service from rail station to Victoria Hospital stops outside the chapel.

Parking Spaces


Parking (charges) at Victoria Hospital.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: No
  • Assistance dogs: Yes