See the Sights in Lancashire

Lancashire is a very beautiful county in the north of England and is filled with pretty coastal towns, quaint inland villages and plenty of places where you just stop and enjoy the views.

By the Sea

Towns such as Morecambe and Blackpool still attract holidaymakers and day-trippers who want to enjoy fish and chips and relax on the beach. Their heyday as holiday destinations has long gone, but they still offer a certain northern charm. Blackpool is home to the famous tower – go to the top for great views of the county – and a family could easily spend all day enjoying the delights of the fairground. The piers are also a traditional feature, but watch out for the windy weather.

Lancashire’s natural attractions

A large part of the Forest of Bowland sits within Lancashire. The scenery here is very unspoiled and it is officially an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is the ideal destination for those who like hiking, climbing or just enjoying a family picnic. Close by is Pendle Hill, made famous by the Pendle Witches trials back in the 18th century. There are some great walks here and a handy visitors’ centre where you can find out more about the history of the area and the various hiking trails.

Lancashire’s History

Lancashire is filled with historical attractions. National Trust properties such as Rufford Old Hall make a great day out, but there are also plenty of castles too. The city of Lancaster has a castle that is open to visitors, but you could also visit Whalley Abbey, located close to Blackburn. Nearby is Turton Tower, located in beautiful countryside or you can take a trip to one of the many museums located throughout the county. Lancashire was also the home of many mills during the Industrial Revolution and many of these buildings remain today. Queen Street Mill in Burnley is now a museum dedicated to the textile industry.