Holidays to Lancashire

Lancashire is located in the northwest of England. An area with great beaches and family attractions, coupled with stunning countryside, making it ideal for a short family holiday or a weekend getaway.

Being so close to both the beach and the countryside you have a wide variety of accommodation types to choose from. With peaceful self-catering beach houses and country bed & breakfasts, Lancashire has accommodation to suit all needs and wants.

Get Yourself Down to the Seaside

Blackpool is one of the many reasons why Lancashire is such a popular holiday destination. What makes Blackpool so popular, and a favourite holiday resort amongst many, is that it appeals to everyone. A trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a must for the whole family, with rollercoaster and water rides there is endless activities to keep everyone entertained all day long.

If you are a fan of the theatre, Blackpool Theatre offers a varied entertainment programme to suit all. Take a trip to the top of Blackpool Tower with outstanding views across Lancashire. If you are lucky on a clear day you might spot Manchester.

Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary in Preston offers the perfect opportunity to get up close to these fascinating birds. The opportunity to hold them and witness a flying display is just one experience you won’t forget when in Lancashire.

Visit the Many Museums

Visit Queen Street Mill Textile Museum and witness the last surviving 19th century steam-powered weaving mill. This museum brings to life the days when cotton was the top source of income for this Lancashire town.

The Keighley Bus Museum is also worth a visit whilst in Burnley. With some fully restored exhibits, and others at various stages of restoration, there’s plenty to provide you with a great insight into the history of the Buses in early 19th century England.

The Harris Museum & Art Gallery in Preston town centre has a reputation of providing exhibitions that are distinctive, ambitious and, more importantly, audience focused.  If you enjoy art, stop by and explore what’s on display.

Take a Walk Through Bowland Forest

Bowland Forest is an area of outstanding natural beauty that provides the perfect opportunity to escape city life and explore the great outdoors. If you enjoy the great outdoors and its various interesting wildlife then you will enjoy a visit to Bowland Forest.

Famous for its links to the now legendary tales of the notorious witch trials of 1612, Pendle Hill and its surrounding towns and villages could be described as a more bewitching area of Lancashire. Learn the story of the legend behind the Pendle Witches as you walk or cycle through this impressive part of the countryside.

Blackburn offers a unique shopping experience, with its modern boutique stores contrasted with its own traditional market. It offers everything that you would expect from a traditional Lancashire market and so much more, including live demos; a truly unique experience.

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