Lancashire in North West England covers an area of over 1,000 square miles. Around 80% of the county is rural, comprising sprawling countryside, canal waterways, and national parks. Explorers can enjoy hiking or cycling in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), such as the Forest of Bowland and Pendle Hill. Both are rich in rare wildlife and natural landscapes, with long-distance trails and spectacular views.

    A road trip across Lancashire leads you to a good mix of modern cities, market towns, and rural villages. Draped in rich history, the county has many castles and towers dating back to medieval times. One of its most iconic structures is Lancaster Castle, where the infamous Lancashire Witch Trials of 1612 took place. Modern marvels are plentiful as well, ranging from world-class golf courses and marinas to waterparks and observation decks.

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      The seaside resort town of Blackpool has been popular with travellers for centuries, thanks to its pristine beaches and the many attractions in town. While there's certainly a lot for people to enjoy, one of the most appealing aspects of this town is its restaurant scene. Not only will you find the best of English cuisine in town, but there...

    Where to shop & what to buy in Lancashire

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      You’ll find the top local shopping spots in Blackpool inside large markets, designer outlets, on pedestrianised streets, and by the ocean. Independent retailers through to national chains sell goods ranging from designer and second-hand clothing to antiques, collectables and Edwardian china. Thanks to the diversity of its retail landscape, Blackpool is a shopping mecca in North West England. Whether...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Lancashire

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      Once Britain’s most popular seaside resort, nightlife in Blackpool has experienced a renaissance in recent years with tourists from across the nation once more flocking to the town’s fun-filled theme parks and buzzing bars. Without a doubt, Blackpool is best known for its pulsating nightlife, which ranges from decades-old cabaret clubs to trendy new bars and restaurants serving...

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      Our Blackpool Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help planning your trip to one of the most popular destinations in the UK. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from the airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do I...

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