Welcome to Lancashire, a county of contrasting landscapes, diverse heritage and plentiful food and drink, covering 3,075 Km2 of England’s North West.
From the unique and wildlife rich Morecambe Bay in the north to the flat and fertile coastal plains around Ormskirk and the Ribble Estuary; and from the world famous seaside town of Blackpool with its iconic Tower in the west to the undulating fells and moorland of the Forest of Bowland and Pennines in the east, visitors to Lancashire are truly spoilt!
Our Explore section will introduce you to the different areas of Lancashire including; the historic
city of Lancaster, home to the Queen’s only castle in the north and the UK’s biggest walkabout theatre; The food fantastical Ribble Valley; the modern city of Preston with its historical origins; and the rich countryside and cultural activities around the Pennine towns of Burnley, Blackburn and Colne.
In 1652, George Fox was so inspired by the view from Pendle Hill in Lancashire that he founded the Quaker movement, which exists to this day. Just like Fox, you’ll be inspired by the beauty and variety in Lancashire.