Places of Interest
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The perfect destination for a day out, with beautiful beaches, delightful public gardens, outstanding shops and a mouth-watering array of restaurants.
In complete contrast to its lively neighbour, Lytham-St Annes offers a beautifully restored Victorian pier, peaceful parks, tranquil gardens, half-timbered houses and a unique air of traditionalism. There are facilities for tennis and bowls at Lowther Gardens, plus the internationally famous golf links.
This region boasts some of the loveliest countryside in the north west, dotted with historic towns and villages such as award-winning Chipping, with its 17th century school and almshouses and the ancient riverside village of Ribchester, with its Roman remains and artefacts.
A magnificent historic town, with good shopping and one of the best preserved medieval castles in the country.
An ancient market town in the heart of Lancashire, Clitheroe’s 12th century castle is one of the oldest buildings in the county and its keep believed to be the second smallest in Britain. Clitheroe is also well known for its plethora of specialist shops and thrice-weekly markets which have taken place since Norman times.
The city is home to a superbly preserved medieval castle where visitors can learn about the prisoners who were held there and the regime under which they lived. There is excellent shopping in the town centre and plenty of friendly pubs and cafés.
Although situated just a few miles along the coast from Blackpool, Cleveleys is smaller and more compact than its neighbour, yet it offers visitors a wealth of seaside attractions. Its brand new, award winning promenade sits alongside miles of golden sands and there is an array of shops, pavement cafés and an attractive seafront park.
Unique in that it is the only town in Britain with three lighthouses, two of which are still operational, Fleetwood offers a number of attractions, including Fleetwood Museum and a popular market, one of the oldest in Lancashire.
Set in the heart of Lancashire and one of the UK’s newest cities, Preston’s modern, vibrant facade is backed by a history spanning almost a thousand years, which is evident in its hundreds of Grade I and Grade II listed buildings and numerous museums. Home to a modern university, diverse arts scene, excellent choice of pubs and restaurants and superb shopping, the city appeals to people of all ages.
Forest of Bowland
The region offers a diverse range of attractions – Beacon Fell Visitor’s Centre offers relaxing walks and nature trails, there are cycle routes and horse riding and an array of country pubs and village cafés.