Why Lancashire?

Home to Blackpool, Britain's most popular seaside resort, Lancashire is rich in variety and attractions. There's plenty to do that suits all ages and interests, from walking across the Forest of Bowland to or shopping at the 1,000-year-old market, making a fantastic holiday for all.


Theme Parks & Attractions

Blackpool is famous for being one of Britain's most popular seaside resorts. Packed full of theme parks, attractions and of course the beach, Blackpool makes the perfect location for any family holiday. Pleasure Beach Resort is Blackpool's largest attraction with over 125 rides including the famous Infusion.

If you are more of a fan of water attractions and rides then don't worry, take a trip to Sandcastle Water Park and be entertained for hours.


Cycling

With so many lanes and trails, cycling in Lancashire is perfect for everyone even if you're not an experienced rider. If you're up for an adventure why not explore the Moors on two wheels and discover a wealth of natural beauty and wildlife?

For those who are more experienced, the east of Lancashire is a more challenging ride with trails taking you through the Bowland and Pennine Hills. Whilst in Lancashire you can cycle to the centre to Dunsop Bridge, the centre of the British Isles. If you are visiting Blackpool you don't need to worry about bringing your own bike as there's plenty of bikes to hire or rent.


Walking

If you're not a fan of cycling and prefer to do things on two feet, then walking is perhaps the best way to discover and explore Lancashire's incredible countryside, coast and traditional towns and villages. As with cycling, there are plenty of walking trails that take you through the Moors and across the region. The trails on offer range from different levels and skills and are accessible for all.


Adventure Sports

With a vast landscape and countryside, Lancashire provides visitors with the perfect place to try out activities such as quad biking, kite surfing and biking. You can even have a go at archery at Forest Hills Archery or if you are brave enough why not try caving or gorge scrambling!

Adrenaline junkies won't be disappointed when visiting Lancashire and for those not experienced there are tutorials, experienced guides and instructors available to help you navigate and explore the magnificent Lancashire landscape through adventure sports.


Museums and Galleries

There are so many art galleries and museums on offer in Lancashire that will suit all needs and interests. With a history steeped in the textile industry, and one of Europe's largest Tiffany Glass collections at Accrington's Haworth Gallery there's just so much to see!

As well as the textile industry, Lancashire has many exhibitions and collections showcasing fine art, historic costumes and visitors can see contemporary art at the Grundy Art Gallery. For those visiting who are interested in theatre and drama, Lancashire puts on many shows and popular plays throughout the year. Visit the Royal Bacup Theatre, which puts on 4 - 6 shows a year, from drama, musical productions and pantomime.

Dukes Theatre is Lancashire's only professional theatre and produces 5 shows a year including an outdoor Promenade performance and a Christmas family show.


Nature and Wildlife

Lancashire boasts some of the most exciting and beautiful parks and gardens in Britain today. Situated in Lancashire's breathtaking countryside, visitors can explore an abundance of beautiful gardens and parks discover a variety of stunning gardens and country parks surrounding historic landmarks and stunning stately houses. To catch a glimpse of Lancashire's natural and rare wildlife head to the Forest of Bowland which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Due to the moorlands of Bowland to the magnificent sands of Morecambe Bay, Lancashire is famous for its stunning and varied wildlife. Attracting birdwatchers from across the world, Lancashire is the perfect place to see breeding grounds and an abundance of birds. Lancashire also has Leighton Moss, a nature reserve that is home to some interesting and varied wildlife and nature.

Lancashire is the perfect location for horse lovers as there are over 240 magnificent miles of bridleways to explore. Discovering Lancashire by horse is one of the best ways to see this stunning county.



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