Lancashire Tourist Information

The county of Lancashire is diverse and varied, home to some of the UK’s top ‘foodie’ destinations and to historic and cultural attractions. The Pennines stand to the east, and to the west you’ll find the coast with towns that include tourist favourite, Blackpool. Pendle Hill is a challenge for walkers, and the Forest of Bowland offers natural beauty and the Bowland Wild Boar Park for families.

Visit the UK’s last remaining temperance bar (Fitzpatricks) in Rawtenstall and take a tour of the fascinating Helmshore Mills Textile Museum, Burnley’s Weaver’s Triangle and Queen Street Mill Textile Museum as featured in the film ‘The King’s Speech’ to discover the rich industrial and textiles heritage of the region.

Canal boat trip on the Leeds Liverpool Canal at Foulridge

Canal boat trip on the Leeds Liverpool Canal at Foulridge

The particularly picturesque Forest of Bowland AONB and the Ribble Valley dotted by ancient abbey ruins are perfect for a country strolls, or enjoy coastal walks in Lytham, Cleveleys and classic vintage seaside resort Morecambe with its famous promenade Art Deco Hotel – The Midland Hotel. The county is home to a number of world-famous golf clubs and some of the oldest football clubs in the country including Blackburn and Burnley.

Don’t miss a visit to Lancaster Castle, famous as the site for the Pendle Witches trial and now open to the public. You can also catch some world class music festivals in Lancashire including Colne and Burnley’s fantastic annual Blues Festivals which attract big international names!

Move to the Lancashire coast and discover the best of seaside fun at Blackpool with Pleasure Beach theme park and a host of fun family seaside attractions including spooky dungeons and the circus in Blackpool Tower, Aquariums, indoor waterparks and three piers!

Explore the stories of Preston and the exceptional fine art collection at the Harris Museum in Preston city centre, take a canal boat ride on the Leeds Liverpool Canal or head off on a scenic steam railway ride on the East Lancashire Railway. The history of the region’s transport is waiting to be discovered at the Leyland Transport Museum and don’t miss the spectacular Forest of Bowland AONB with beautiful market town Clitheroe featuring a hill top castle. Book a Lancashire short break or holiday online now.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.