There are numerous fells, lakes and walking routes all within 30 miles of the 'official' English Lake District in Cumbria. Belying the present peacefulness of the scenery in this part of the northwest, from the time of the Romans right through to the late Middle Ages this was a turbulent region. Kings and barons fought over territory and there are numerous historic remains to be seen, from Celtic monuments and Roman forts to old monasteries and stately homes. Lancashire has numerous outdoor attractions and sports on offer, as well as the bright lights of Blackpool and historic settlements such as Lancaster, the fine county town. There are lovely seaside beaches to the south and beautiful landscapes inland such as the Forest of Bowland and the stunning Ribble Valley. Explore this gorgeous part of England from one of the many Lancashire hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs available throughout the county.
Lancashire Hotels for Exploring England's Northwest Region
Lancashire is famous for some great regional cuisine, especially the hearty Lancashire Hot Pot. This meat dish topped with crisp potato slices is a favourite with every visitor who comes here and will be on the menu of every guesthouse, B&B and Lancashire hotel, along with plenty of other regional specialties.
But while the food is fabulous, it's the countryside that is Lancashire's biggest attraction. Most visitors to the region are actually just passing through on their way to the Cumbrian Lake District, but they're missing a treat if they don't stop off here for a while too. Lancashire has a very vibrant walking and rambling culture, with the Trough of Bowland especially popular with lovers of the great outdoors. Choose a suitable B&B, guesthouse or Lancashire hotel in the region and you'll have a world of outdoor activities and beautiful scenery right on your doorstep.
Explore Living History with Lancashire Hotels
Lovers of history will find numerous castles and abbeys strewn across the Lancashire countryside. The city of Lancaster, which gave the county its name, has ties to the monarchy and is dominated by its mighty castle. It has always been an important settlement because of its natural harbour and later canals, and today you can enjoy a wealth of industrial heritage here. There are also beautiful stately homes and parks, such as Williamson Park with its Ashton Memorial, which makes a good destination for a day out from your Lancashire hotel or B&B.
Lancashire Hotels for Coastal Walks
Apart from its breath-taking and excitingly varied landscapes, Lancashire also has one of the most attractive coastlines in the United Kingdom. From the tranquil scenery of Arnside and Silverdale to the majestic sweep of Morecambe Bay and Blackpool's bright lights and amusements, you'll have a wonderful time here when you book in to a Lancashire hotel or guesthouse in the region. There are numerous accommodation options to choose from right across the county, and whether you prefer a grand art-deco establishment in Blackpool or a cheap and cheerful B&B in Morecambe Bay, you'll not be disappointed.