Lovely Lancashire, it’s home to a gorgeous coastline, some pretty countryside and plenty of top-attractions. The nearby Lake District and Yorkshire Dales might steal most of the limelight, but this county should not be underestimated as an excellent holiday destination. From wildlife watching to lounging on the beach, there’s a wealth of things to do. Here are the top reasons you should visit Lancashire.
This sweeping bay in the north of Lancashire offers spectacular sunsets, outdoors activities and lots of wildlife to spot. If you enjoy a more active holiday you can try your hand at sailing, parachuting or mountain biking here. From incredible birds to playful seals, keep your eyes peeled for a range of wildlife while you’re here. However if none of that appeals, you can still enjoy a relaxing seaside break.
Forest of Bowland
This wild area of Lancashire has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is just the place to visit if you’re seeking some peace and quiet. Dotted with pretty villages, but with plenty of remote walks to enjoy, the Forest of Bowland has dramatic landscapes and lots of wildlife. You can enjoy the views with a gentle stroll or challenge yourself to hike.
Blackpool is an iconic seaside resort. If you’re looking for wild rides, spellbinding shows and a wide sandy beach you will not be disappointed. The Blackpool tower is an easily recognisable landmark and it’s home to the famous ballroom as well as the Tower Circus and the Blackpool Tower Dungeons. Don’t miss the iconic Blackpool Illuminations either.
Lancaster is a beautiful city to stay in whether you want to make the most of what it has to offer, or you want to use it as a base to explore further afield. Take a trip to the castle, appreciate the Georgian architecture and relax in Williamson Park. This city has a rich history as well as a wealth of independent shops, galleries and delicious places to eat while you watch the world go by.