Welcome to Lancashire

Offering a tantalising glimpse into a county of contrasting landscapes, diverse heritage and plentiful food and drink, covering 3,075 km2 of England’s North West. There is something for everyone, with countryside, canals, coast and towns. Enjoy stunning views, quiet lanes, rare wildlife and our famous Lancashire coastline. There is the unique, wildlife rich Morecambe Bay in the north to the flat and fertile coastal plains around Ormskirk and the Ribble Estuary.

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 Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the famous Pendle Hill in the east, visitors to Lancashire are truly spoilt!

 
We have a packed year-round events calendar here in Lancashire. Enjoy award-winning music and food festivals, concerts in castles or stately homes. Take part in one of the UK’s biggest free walking festivals in Pendle, the UK’s largest walkabout theatre in England’s historic city of Lancaster, or ride the UK’s first double launch coaster ICON opening at Blackpool Pleasure Beach this spring.

We hope we’ve inspired you to choose Lancashire for a short break or to welcome you back again to the county where life feels good! (text taken from Visit Lancashire.com

Places to Eat

 
Pipers Restaurant Garstang – If you are looking for sublime food and great wine then you’ve come to the right place here at Pipers we offer the best food and wine in the area with bistro style www.pipersrestaurant.co.uk

Guys Thatched Hamlet – You will find Guy’s Eating Establishment and pizzeria nestling next to the atmospheric ‘Owd Nell’s Tavern, Guy’s Lodge and School House Square with its craft shop, and what’s more you can take a stroll alongside the canal to get there and enjoy their fine ale selection
www.guysthatchedhamlet.co.uk
 
Turners Fish and Chips – The best fish and chips in the area are just down the road in Bilsborrow and currently offering click and collect from their website
www.turnersfishandchips.co.uk
 
 
The Great Outdoors
 
Garstang and the surrounding areas boasts fantastic walking routes along canals, across hills and through picturesque villages. For some great ideas visit www.forestofbowland.com/walking

Places to Visit

 
Barton Grange & The Flowerbowl – Extensive Garden Centre and entertainment complex with Curling Rink, Cinema, Crazy Golf & Cocktails
www.bartongrange.co.uk
 
Williamson Park, Lancaster – Williamson Park just up the road in Lancaster is set in 54 acres of gorgeous open spaces and woodland and boasts mini zoo, butterfly house, 2 play areas and lots more to do including fantastic food and ice creams not forgetting the magnificent Ashton Memorial
www.lancaster.gov.uk/sites/williamson-park