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Lancashire is a county in the North West of England. Lancashire has market towns (like Chorley) and small villages (like Bretherton, Croston and Eccleston). You will also find a lot of pleasant countryside here such as White Coppice and the Rivington Moors. Its most popular resort is Blackpool, complete with holiday apartments, caravan hire, chalet rentals and the pleasure beach theme park. It has the second largest rollercoaster in Europe ("The Big One") and Blackpool Tower.

Weather Averages

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MARCH - MAY High 13.3°c Low 5.72°c Precipitation 0.04mm/hr
JUNE - AUGUST High 18.82°c Low 13.03°c Precipitation 0.07mm/hr
SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER High 13.96°c Low 8.97°c Precipitation 0.09mm/hr
DECEMBER - FEBRUARY High 7.33°c Low 2.75°c Precipitation 0.07mm/hr

THINGS TO DO IN Lancashire

Countryside, heritage and great entertainment, are all waiting to be explored. Alternatively, you could follow the winding country lanes to farm parks and quirky shops and even discover the fascinating wildlife at nature reserves. With this and more, Lancashire has so much to offer. There are museums, art galleries and stately homes to uncover and unique treasures with some very interesting stories. However, if its bright lights and big family entertainment you’re looking for then there’s nowhere quite like Blackpool.


Blackpool is Britain’s most loved holiday destination. There are a huge range of attractions available all year round. If you are feeling adventurous take a trip up the famous Blackpool Tower, which soars 158 metres above the town. A calmer side can be explored by taking a stroll along the South promenade. During autumn you can be treated to the sights of the magnificent illuminations that turn six miles of promenade into a glittering festival of light and magic.


Lancaster is the county town of Lancashire, one of England’s most vibrant historic cities where culture and heritage captivate and inspire visitors making it a place where the past sits comfortably with the present. Home to both independent shops and well-known high-street names, you are sure to find something to suit your taste. Lancaster castle is steeped in history and dates back 1000 years and is still owned by Her Majesty the Queen who unbeknown to many is the Duke of Lancaster.


Morecambe offers you the chance to enjoy the many pleasures of the seaside, whether it’s flying kites, building sandcastles or enjoying the views across the bay. Stroll along Morecambe’s award winning promenade with an ice cream or have fun seeing it on two wheels, before grabbing a picnic and heading on down to the beach for a spot of sandcastle making or kite flying. Don’t forget to visit the Eric Morecambe Statue, which looks out across the promenade, and The Tern Project, a series of public art installations inspired by the birdlife of Morecambe Bay.


Lancashire famous Morecambe Bay shrimps are a local delicacy. Hotly debated as to what constitutes the perfect Lancashire hotpot, there is a consensus that it should include layers of fairly thickly sliced potatoes, meat and thinly sliced onions. In keeping with the county’s tradition of pastry making, Chorley cakes from Chorley, are an irresistible mix of shortcrust pastry and do not have sugar topping, but are traditionally eaten, topped with butter


Lancashire is easily accessible from all over the UK. and is well served some of the major international airports, ferry ports and main line rail. You’ll find yourself just over two hours from London with regular stops on the West Coast Line including Preston, Lancaster and Blackpool. Travel from here and take the M6 motorway along with the M55, M61 and M58 to enable easy access to all corners of the county. Local public transport is operated by a range of bus, train and tram providers across the North West and several destinations now offer bike hire on arrival.