Holiday Cottages Lancashire
The hearty county of Lancashire offers an inviting combination of well-known seaside resorts, rural countryside and thriving towns. There are endless opportunities for shopping, exploring and relaxation in the county, which is home to the historic city of Lancaster. Holiday cottages in Lancashire are often set amid picturesque scenery with a variety of towns and villages close by, providing the perfect base for discovering the entire region’s many treasures. There are holiday cottages to suit every requirement, including families, couples and even pets, so there is the ideal holiday cottage in Lancashire to fit you.
Self Catering Lancashire
Self catering in Lancashire is very popular with people that are keen to stay near the coastal resorts of Blackpool, St Annes-on-Sea and Lytham. Blackpool of course is the most well-known of the three and boasts an array of attractions including the iconic Blackpool Tower, a variety of amusement arcades and an array of exhilarating rides at the Pleasure Beach Theme Park. Lytham and St Annes-on-Sea are generally quieter than Blackpool, although they still offer a wide variety of pastimes including shopping and seaside amusements. Self catering can often save you money on your holiday by avoiding expensive hotel dining bills!
The many threads that have weaved Lancashire’s intricate history make it a fascinating place to visit at anytime of the year and there is Lancashire accommodation available all year round. Golfers staying in holiday cottages in Lancashire will no doubt take the opportunity to practice their handicap at Lytham’s renowned golf course and there is a wealth of other activities and places of interest to explore from the comfort of your self catering Lancashire accommodation. Save money and discover the ideal holiday cottage in Lancashire for you.
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Nestled on England’s northwest seaboard, Lancashire is most famous for iconic coastal landmarks that make its shores a mecca for fun, sun and sport. Lancashire boasts Britain’s most popular seaside resort, arguably the most well-known bay, world-renowned golf courses, and areas of outstanding natural beauty. The county has much to offer away from the coast as well, with a stunning landscape of hills, valleys, moors and forest that provide the backdrop for towns and villages steeped in industrial heritage and striking castles and country estates.
Places to Go in Lancashire
No trip to Lancashire would be complete without spending at least a day in Blackpool. Blackpool is the archetypal British seaside resort, the town’s beaches, piers and promenades, along with unique attractions like its tower, illuminations festival and Pleasure Beach amusement park have made it Briton’s most popular holiday destination. For a quieter seaside experience, Morecambe, St Annes-on-Sea and Fleetwood all provide more tranquil alternatives. Below Blackpool is the Ribble Estuary, the mouth of the River Ribble and the patchwork of stunning wetlands that surrounds it are one of Lancashire’s most important conservation areas and home to an abundance of wildlife, particularly waders and wildfowl. A great way to see and learn more about the area is at the RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre or Martin Mere Wetlands Centre. Above Blackpool is Morecambe Bay, the largest expanse of mudflats and sand in Britain.
Our Top Picks in Lancashire
We want you to enjoy the best that Lancashire has to offer and so here's a selection of our favourite things to see and do.
The Big One
The flagship attraction at Blackpool’s Pleasure Beach is the Big One, Britain’s tallest rollercoaster. It’s not for the faint-hearted, but if you are up to the challenge it is something you must experience. At its highest point the ride towers 65 metres above the amusement park and has a maximum speed of some 74 mph. It is one of the tallest, fastest and steepest rollercoasters in the world.
Morecambe Bay walk
Notorious for its quicksand and fast moving tides, crossing Morecambe Bay is treacherous at the best of times. For centuries royally appointed local guides have helped people navigate the bay, and this practice still continues today. Walks range from six to nine miles and usually go from the shore at Silverdale out into the heart of the bay before heading in to Hest Bank shore.
The enormous medieval Lancaster Castle, perched on a hilltop in the city centre, dominates the Lancaster cityscape. Dating back to the 11th Century, the castle currently houses a prison and a crown court. Although visitors currently cannot access the towers, battlements and dungeons, the castle does operate limited guided tours.
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