Lancashire

Visit Lancashire for a true taste of olde England and a merry mix of city, town and countryside. After the pizazz of Blackpool's piers and pleasure beach, escape to silent moors scattered with reservoirs and ruins for glimpses of owls and falcons. You can dip into a rich industrial heritage at mills and working museums and follow the trail of England’s most-famous witches across Lancaster and Pendle. And for food lovers, Lancashire is brimming with native culinary delights, having its own scrumptiously-creamy cheese, a signature dish in the form of Lancashire Hotpot, being the home of black pudding in Bury, the butter pie, Eccles and Chorley cakes, and Britain’s last original Temperance Bar in Rossendale. Visit Lancashire and see one of England’s most beautiful counties for yourself.

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Journey to the centre of England

Journey to the centre of England

Head to the geographic centre of England, the Forest of Bowland, via pretty English villages, traditional pubs and film and literature locations.

Location: Ribble Valley, Lancashire

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Taste your way around Lancashire

Taste your way around Lancashire

Your tastebuds will come alive in this food-loving county – sample fantastic produce and dishes (many royally approved) and enjoy a local ale.

Location: Ribble Valley, Lancashire

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Take a break on a narrowboat cruiser

Take a break on a narrowboat cruiser

Lock, stock and swing bridge.

Location: Rochdale, Lancashire

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Just the ticket

Just the ticket

Visit Blackpool’s attractions on one ticket.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

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Uncover Blackpool’s Victorian heritage and charm

Uncover Blackpool’s Victorian heritage and charm

Explore the Winter Gardens innate beauty and enjoy afternoon tea in the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

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Cycle in the wheel tracks of a Knight

Cycle in the wheel tracks of a Knight

Follow in the wheel tracks of gold medalist and Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins on this Grand Cycle trail of Pendle.

Location: Pendle, Lancashire

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Dance the night away in Blackpool

Dance the night away in Blackpool

Blackpool is a mecca for gay and gay-friendly nightlife; you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to venues for a night out.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

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Get your groove on in Lancashire

Get your groove on in Lancashire

It might be a county steeped in history, but Lancashire has a thoroughly alive, kicking – and dancing – side to it, hosting the Great British R&B Festival.

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire

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Step Inside Lancashire's Historic Houses

Step Inside Lancashire's Historic Houses

Uncover Lancashire’s turbulent religious history via ghostly tales, priest holes, sacred relics, castle cells and holy buildings.

Location: Lancashire

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Number One Blackpool

Number One Blackpool

Sample some boutique chic by the seaside.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

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Explore West Lancashire by bike

Explore West Lancashire by bike

You can use pedal power to see the sights of West Lancashire, thanks to a new cycle hire scheme in the area.

Location: Ormskirk, Lancashire

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Discover Lancashire's heritage on a walking tour

Discover Lancashire's heritage on a walking tour

Enjoy walks inspired by Pendle witches and renowned authors, heritage trails and industrial landmarks.

Location: Lancashire

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Discover the story behind Sir Loin at Hoghton Tower

Discover the story behind Sir Loin at Hoghton Tower

Take a tour of the same banqueting hall and staterooms visited by James I, where you’ll also see the menu from the famous ‘Sir Loin’ banquet.

Location: Hoghton, Lancashire

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Celebrate a cultural cocktail at the Lytham Festival

Celebrate a cultural cocktail at the Lytham Festival

Enjoy a new week-long summer festival of music, comedy and literature in the classic Lancashire seaside resorts of Lytham and St Annes.

Location: Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

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Experience life in a WWI trench at the Lancashire Museum

Experience life in a WWI trench at the Lancashire Museum

Tens of thousands of proud Lancastrians perished in the Great War, whose experiences in the trenches are brought to life at the Museum of Lancashire in Preston.

Location: Preston, Lancashire

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See kites fill the sky at the St Annes on Sea Kite Festival

See kites fill the sky at the St Annes on Sea Kite Festival

St Annes hosts the spectacular annual Kite Festival, featuring magnificent kites from all over the world.

Location: St Annes on Sea, Lancashire

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Take a literary tour through Lancaster

Take a literary tour through Lancaster

The Literary Lancaster two and a half mile walking tour takes you on journey into a range texts which have been inspired by the ancient city.

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire

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Escape for a relaxing spa break at Ribby Hall

Escape for a relaxing spa break at Ribby Hall

Treat yourself to some well-deserved pampering surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Location: Wrea Green, Lancashire

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Explore the historic and lively city of Lancaster

Explore the historic and lively city of Lancaster

Uncover Lancaster’s ancient and haunting history at its hilltop castle and enjoy the vibrant nightlife in one of England’s Heritage Cities.

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire

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Head to a Lancashire family farmyard hideaway

Head to a Lancashire family farmyard hideaway

Explore Lancashire's natural and historic treasures from an award winning self-catering farm cottage.

Location: Ormskirk, Lancashire

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