Lancashire in North West of England
Lancashire the red rose county stretches from the Border of Cumbria in the North to Merseyside and Manchester in the South as well as incorporating part of the Lake District. Once perceived as an area of grimy streets and Victorian factories complete with forests of chimneys.
These days it is recognized for the areas of open country, the Lake District national park forms part of the county as well as the Trough of Bowland an AONB which will also appeal to outdoor types.
As well as the wide open spaces there is a lot to see and do for all the family with the fairground’s and seaside resorts of Blackpool Morecambe and Lytham. The City of Lancaster with its castle will please the historian its dark history which includes the mysterious Pendle Witches can be explored you can even visit a cell and experience what it was like to be locked up in years gone by.
Sportsman will recognize that the area has more football teams playing in the league than any other county, Rugby league is also very popular with teams such as St Helens, Leigh and Warrington.
To the east of the county lie the Pennines which from the eastern boundary. The county town is Lancaster which retains its link with the crown as part of the Duchy of Lancaster which is owned by the Queen.
Towns in Lancashire
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Activities in Lancashire
Platform Gallery - Art Gallery and information centre
Lancaster Castle - Dukes Witches and Prison
Clitheroe castle - Norman keep and Museum
Commercial Vehicle Museum - The British Commercial Vehicle Museum
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