London and South East England

The capital is a whirlwind of glitzy West End theatres, energetic East End markets, green swathes of royal parkland and architectural feats. Think gothic spires, Georgian townhouses and abstract skyscrapers resembling razors and shards – even gherkins. Step outside the 'big smoke' and relax in green spaces including Kent's (known as the Garden of England), the undulating Sussex downs and Hampshire's lush New Forest – pack your bike and riding hat. History lessons in the Home Counties transport you back in time with Irons Age forts, motte-and-bailey castles and Jacobean mansions. The scenic southeast coastline is a Hollywood star, making cameos in iconic films like Brighton Rock and The White Cliffs of Dover.

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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

 

Rainy Day Activities: Get spooked in the Blackpool Tower Dungeon

Tales of Lancashire's dark history and scary stories galore lay ready and waiting in Blackpool's spookiest indoor attraction, the Blackpool Tower Dungeon.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

 

Explore Lancashire's great coastline

With its stunning sunsets, wonderful wildlife and infinite skies, Morecambe Bay is a photographer’s dream.

Location: Fleetwood, Lancashire

 

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

 

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

 

Step into the cockpit of Blackpool’s Red Arrow Skyforce ride

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has joined forces with the world famous Red Arrows for a new 72ft-high white knuckle ride that’s great for family holidays.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

 

Snuggle up in a shepherd's hut in the English countryside

Set within the grounds of a medieval hall, Lancashire's Shepherd Hut Hamlet offers luxury accommodation with a rural edge.

Location: Samlesbury, Lancashire

 

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

 

Follow the last journey of the ‘Pendle Witches’

The Trail of the Pendle Witches tells a tale of witchcraft and suspicion woven through the moors, valleys, villages and castles of Lancashire county.

Location: Forest of Bowland AONB, Lancashire

 

Ride along Morecambe's seaside cycle way

Take the Bay Cycle Way at your own pace, stopping off for awesome views and to sample delicious local food.

Location: Morecambe Bay, Lancashire

 

November events: Eyes on the sky for Light Up Lancaster

See the skies over Lancaster light up this autumn at the North’s biggest firework display.

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire

 

Hunt for the witches in the woods of Pendle

Embark on the interactive Pendle Sculpture Trail, and find the witches ceramic plaques in an atmospheric woodland setting.

Location: Pendle, Lancashire

 

Enjoy Bronte rambles in Lancashire

Head off the beaten track and walk in the footsteps of the Bronte sisters in Lancashire.

Location: Wycoller and Burnley, Lancashire

 

Visit the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution

By 1860, Lancashire was producing half of the world's cotton via its mills, hills and waterways, which you can now explore.

Location: Pennine Lancashire

 

Explore the Forest of Bowland AONB on two wheels

Spot wildlife in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty from the seat of an electric bike.

Location: Clitheroe, Lancashire

 

Hop aboard for a luxury canal boat holiday in Lancashire

Cruise along England's waterways on a five-star hotel boat.

Location: Burnley, Lancashire

 

May events: Step back in time at East Lancashire Railway

Join the East Lancashire Railway to party like its 1949 in Rawtenstall, Lancashire where the blitz spirit is still going strong.

Location: Rawtenstall, Lancashire

 

Learn, enjoy and discover at Blackpool Zoo

There’s something here to tickle everyone’s creepy crawly fancy, from crocodiles and rattlesnakes, to sea lions and emus.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

 

Picnic in Blackpool’s largest park

Stanley Park, in the heart of Blackpool, is renowned for being one of the region's finest parks.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

 

Tend the rhythm at Beat-Herder Festival

See big-name dance acts and eclectic live bands at a summer festival that brings the funk to the farmland for three days in July.

Location: Sawley, Lancashire

 

Take a tour of the award-winning Bowland Brewery

Enjoy a tour of the micro-brewery before watching the action from the stunning Beer Hall whilst you enjoy a pint of Hen Harrier ale.

Location: Clitheroe, Lancashire

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