Lancashire Holiday Brochure

Welcome to Lancashire, a land of hidden beauty that offers a special welcome to each and every visitor that discovers its secrets - a place fitting for a ‘Country Escape’. There is more to this historic part of North West England than meets the eye. Lancashire is actually a land of
surprises, a true shire county of contrasts.

Lancashire is sweeping moorland, spectacular coastline and historic towns and cities waiting to be discovered, far removed from its old industrial mills image.

Lancashire is a part of England where you can really breath. Less than an hour from the stylish 21st
Century cities of Manchester and Liverpool, you can find yourself alone with your thoughts exploring two of Britain’s great Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The fantastic Forest of Bowland and Arnside and Silverdale AONBs offer miles of rugged beauty, teeming with wildlife and spectacular hill, river valley and coastal areas to explore on foot, by cycle or in the saddle.

Lancashire is a secret world waiting to be discovered. The county is 80 per cent rural and its countryside can be less crowded with visitors than Cumbria, its neighbour to the North. It is a place you can really escape to.

Lancashire has a fabulous coastline spanning 137 miles, with silver estuaries home to spectacular birdlife, stunning Morecambe Bay and Blackpool, still Britain’s most popular seaside resort with its historic Tower and Pleasure Beach playground.

Lancashire is fast racing rivers and hill streams, quiet canal towpaths and pretty harbours.

Lancashire is picturesque villages and market towns, with friendly inns and award-winning country hotels offering a special Red rose welcome, locally brewed real ale and fantastic food prepared from the finest local products.

Lancashire is a huge selection of friendly accommodation – from four-star hotels to cosy B&Bs and self-catering cottages nestled in traditional farmland.

Lancashire is shopping to suit every taste and budget – from designer boutiques and antique emporiums to craft shops, designer outlet villages and traditional farmers’ markets.

Lancashire is fine art galleries, museums, theatres, festivals, concerts and exhibitions – a true cultural experience. 

Lost for words? Find your way again with a map to accompany your holiday.