Top Reasons to Visit Lancashire Top Reasons to Visit Lancashire

Top Reasons to Visit Lancashire

If you’re looking for places to visit on your UK holiday, why not try Lancashire? The ‘red rose county’ is brimming with stunning views on the North West Coast, some of the best seaside resorts in Britain and some great historic towns and cities. You’ll also be able to explore vast areas of open space and wildlife in the Forest of Bowland – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Here’s our top reasons why a visit to Lancashire should be high on your agenda of places to go…

Enjoy Morecambe Bay Views

Morecambe is a must-visit destination in Lancashire offering the perfect family day out at the seaside. Its stunning beach has Blue Flag status and it’s easy to see why. A relaxing stroll along the promenade with ice cream never fails to satisfy visitors. As does a classic photo opportunity next to the iconic Eric Morecambe statue. Morecambe’s extensive views are a sight to behold with its vast, sweeping coastal vista to take in. The backdrop includes the unmistakable Lake District and on a clear day, the Isle of Man is visible. Morecambe makes for a convenient 6 mile trip from our Lancashire caravan park.

morecambe seafront

Explore Ribble Valley Countryside

Ribble Valley is a hidden gem in Lancashire offering peace and tranquillity in the great outdoors. Nestled in the countryside you’ll find historic market towns such as Clitheroe and Longridge. The area is pure foodie heaven due to its thriving locally sourced produce and selection of eateries. So much so that Ribble Valley is regarded as the food capital of Lancashire.

ribble valley lancashire
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Discover history of Lancaster

Lancaster is the place to go in Lancashire if you like museums, historical monuments and stunning architecture. Lancaster Castle is a standout attraction located in the heart of the city and has a staggering 1,000 year history to discover. Make sure you plan your trip in advance as you’ll have lots to pack in to your visit. From walking tours and boat trips on the canal to exploring the shops and restaurants, there’s a variety of fascinating things to do in Lancaster.

visiting Lancaster castle in Lancashire

Walk in The Forest of Bowland

This beautiful area of rural countryside in Lancashire is a walkers paradise. Perfect for relaxing strolls or extended hiking routes, this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has seemingly endless landscapes and wildlife to discover. The quant villages are definitely worth planning your exploration around, especially if you like a country pub serving fine locally sourced food and real ale.

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Visit Blackpool pleasure beach

Just over 40 miles from Hawthorns Park one of the most iconic seaside resorts in the UK. Blackpool will sweep you off your feet with all the thrills and spills of wild fairground rides. It’s no wonder Blackpool is regarded as one of the ultimate British seaside experiences with a glittering array of attractions. The famous Blackpool Tower, circus, ballroom and illuminations are all not-to-be-missed landmarks and attractions. You’ll struggle to find better examples anywhere in the country!

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Home-from-home holidays in Lancashire

Whether you’re planning a UK Staycation or maybe taking it a step further and planning on buying a dream holiday home in England. Either way, choosing a holiday location with easy access to treasured parts of the country is crucial to creating unforgettable memories. Lancashire has the best of worlds, with great seaside towns as well as large areas of open countryside to explore.

The benefit of holiday home ownership is that you’ve got the added luxury that you’re free to return again and again for future breaks. At Hawthorns Park you’re not far from The Lake District and The Yorkshire Dales too. We hope these reasons to visit Lancashire have helped you decide that this is the part of the country for your happy holidays!

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