Days Out in Lancashire

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Madame Tussauds Blackpool

89 Promenade, Blackpool, Lancashire FY1 5AA, UK

Go Ape Rivington

Great House Barn, Rivington, Bolton BL6 7SB, UK

Go Ape Blackburn

PFRJ+7H Blackburn, UK

The Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse

The Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse, The Gruffalo & Friends Clubhouse, The Promenade, Blackpool, UK

Coastal Tram Tour from Blackpool

Blackpool North Pier, Promenade, Blackpool, UK

Inch Perfect Trials Bikes

Inch Perfect Trials - UK's Ultimate Trials Destination!, Whitewell, Clitheroe BB7 3AU, UK

Canal Cruise Lancashire

Lancashire Canal Cruises, Crabtree Lane, Burscough, Ormskirk, Lancashire, UK

Blackpool Promenade Tram Tour

Blackpool North Pier, Promenade, Blackpool, UK

Ascent Trampoline Park Blackpool

Ascent Trampoline Park, Cornford Road, Blackpool, UK

Adventure Golf

Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Ocean Blvd, Blackpool, UK

Airvault

Wingates Industrial Park, 1002 Great Bank Rd, Westhoughton, Bolton BL5 3XE, UK

Blackburn Cathedral

Cathedral Close, Blackburn BB1 5AA, UK

Sandcastle Water Park

South Beach car park, Blackpool FY4 1BB, UK

Gisburn Forest

Gisburn Forest Hub, Stephen Park, Dale Head BB7 4TS

Sea Life – Blackpool

Sea Life, Promenade, Blackpool FY1 5AA, UK

Blackpool Tower

Blackpool Tower, Blackpool, UK

Blackpool Zoo

Blackpool Zoo, East Park Drive, Blackpool, UK

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Ocean Blvd, Blackpool, UK

Ribble Steam Railway

Chain Caul Rd, Preston PR2 2PD, UK

Hoghton Tower

Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, Preston, UK

Leighton Hall

Leighton Hall, Carnforth, UK

Smithills Open Farm

Smithills Open Farm, Smithills Dean Rd, Bolton, UK

Information about Lancashire

Set in the heart of the North West of England, Lancashire is a county that seamlessly blends rich history, stunning landscapes, and a vibrant modern lifestyle. With a diverse array of attractions and activities, Lancashire offers a compelling experience for residents and visitors alike. The county borders Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire. Key cities and towns include Lancaster, Preston, Blackburn, and Blackpool.

The county’s history is deeply rooted, with Lancashire playing a pivotal role in the Industrial Revolution. The city of Preston, a prominent urban centre, showcases its historical significance through landmarks like the Harris Museum and Art Gallery. The captivating town of Lancaster, with its mediaeval castle and charming streets, provides a glimpse into Lancashire’s mediaeval past.

The rural landscapes of Lancashire are equally enchanting, dotted with picturesque villages and scenic countryside. The Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, invites nature enthusiasts to explore its heather-covered moors, wooded valleys, and charming villages. The Ribble Valley, known for its bucolic charm, offers serene walks along the River Ribble and a taste of Lancashire’s rural heritage.

In Lancashire, there is an abundance of things to do, ensuring a vibrant and varied lifestyle for residents and visitors. The coastal town of Blackpool is synonymous with entertainment, featuring the iconic Blackpool Tower, Pleasure Beach, and the famous illuminations that light up the seafront. Families can enjoy the thrills of the amusement park, stroll along the lively promenade, or take in a show at the historic Blackpool Grand Theatre.

For those seeking cultural experiences, Lancashire boasts numerous museums, galleries, and historic sites. The Museum of Lancashire in Preston provides insights into the county’s industrial heritage, while Gawthorpe Hall near Burnley showcases impressive architecture and art collections. The Lancashire Witches, a dark chapter in the county’s history, is commemorated at the Pendle Heritage Centre in Clitheroe.

Lancashire’s culinary scene adds another layer to its appeal, with traditional dishes like Lancashire hotpot and black pudding offering a taste of the local flavours. The county’s market towns, such as Ormskirk and Chorley, host bustling markets where visitors can sample local produce and crafts.

Sports enthusiasts find their haven in Lancashire, where football holds a special place in the hearts of locals. The county is home to historic football clubs like Preston North End and Blackburn Rovers, providing an electrifying atmosphere for fans during match days.

In essence, Lancashire is a county that invites exploration and celebration. Its blend of history, natural beauty, and cultural richness creates a tapestry of experiences. Whether strolling through charming villages, enjoying the coastal delights of Blackpool, or immersing oneself in the county’s cultural and culinary offerings, Lancashire promises a wealth of things to do, making it a captivating destination for those eager to embrace its diverse charm.

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