Weeton Barracks is set in the countryside of Lancashire, 1mile from Weeton village and only 8 miles from the busy tourist town of Blackpool.
The Barracks are divided into two parts. One being the actual Camp with only authorized access, which houses living accommodation for single and unaccompanied soldiers, messes, NAAFI/Junior Ranks Club, gym, ALC and of course all working departments. The other half housing the married quarters, Primary School, Crèche, Pre-School, Spar Shop with Post Office and Cash Machine, Families Complex, Medical and Dental Centre (for serving personnel only), the Community Centre and the HIVE.
Weeton village boasts a traditional triangular village green where Weeton Fair was once held. It is an ancient village, and the site of a bronze age archaeological find. Oliver Cromwell is reputed to have stayed at The Eagle and Child Inn, on the village green.
Singleton village lies off the main A585, just one mile outside Weeton Barracks, between Blackpool and Preston on Lancashire's Fylde Coast and is a conservation area. Alongside a popular restaurant, the Millers Arms also serves Bar Food. Travelling from Weeton Camp back towards the M55, Kirkham is about 4.5 miles away. There is a Morrisons Supermarket at the bottom of the High Street, where a selection of shops can be found alongside Banks, a small Market Square and a number of pubs. The City of Preston is about 15 miles from Weeton Camp. Preston is a typical modern shopping town with its mix of historic markets, Victorian arcades and modern centres.
The information on this site has been compiled from various sources accessible on the internet: acknowledgements are due to The British Army Website, the HIVE website, Forces Genealogy and Wikipedia. The site is intended to be an impartial and useful source of information about the Forces Base and surrounding area for members of HM Armed Forces, their families and civilians working on the Base. There should be nothing of a sensitive nature as everything here is readily available on the internet. If you spot anything that is out of date or just plain wrong, please contact us.