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Lancashire Self Catering
Lancashire is covered well by both the small and larger cottage rental companies - they've been arranged according to the range on offer. However, this may vary according to availability or the time of year and prices are also subject to change. Visit the sites to check for deals and discounts.
Cottages 4 You
- Over 500 holiday cottages
in Blackpool and the North West of England. Some of the properties have received awards for their standards and all are inspected individually. Most are well-appointed and have attained star ratings of three and above.
- More Lancashire holiday cottages available from Holiday Lettings, most of which are traditional in style. Prices begin at about £180 and are situated in country villages such as Chipping, Clitheroe and Foulridge. Visit the site to check availability.
- A small selection of self catering cottages in Lancashire, most of which have been graded according to quality and amenities provided. Half of the cottages allow for pets but smoking is not permitted in any. Rental prices begin at just over £200 depending on season.
- Hoseasons Cottages also provide a reasonable collection of Lancashire cottages properties. The price range starts at around £250 for weekly bookings and most of the cottages are farmhouse/barn conversions.
The county of Lancashire boasts 60 miles of sandy beaches.
Popular resorts such as Morecombe, Lytham St Anne's and Blackpool can be found on its majestic coast and attract millions of visitors each year. Blackpool's 518-ft tower is a national treasure and perhaps the most recognisable symbol of the North.
Beyond the lights of the Golden Mile
and further inland, the Lancashire landscape consists largely of wild moor-land and rugged green valleys. A large collection of trails and paths wind through this AONB designated countryside beginning from country villages such as Slaidburn and Sawley.
Small fishing towns like Fleetwood and Halton offer a contrast to the hustle and bustle of the busy resort towns. Halton has a 15th century church with Roman altar and is within walking distance of the beautiful wooded valley, the Crook of Lune. There are plenty of similar towns and villages found dotted around Lancashire that provide a means of escaping the busier cities and towns found in Lancashire.
, one of the UK's major cities, is also a major attraction for a variety of reasons. The gothic Manchester Cathedral is one of the city's showpieces and dates back to the 15th century. Other places of interest include The Central Library and The City art gallery.
Lancashire visitor attractions
See below for our summary of attractions and activities in Lancashire. The list includes theme parks, nightclubs as well as cultural and historical sites of interest. There is plenty for you to see and do while on your Lancashire holiday cottages break.
Lancashire Outdoor Activities
The Camelot Theme Park
near Chorley is suitable for all ages and consists of roller-coaster rides and medieval themed shows. Admission is £19 for adults and children, with free entry for young children. The 85 acre Beacon Fell Country Park, offers a more sedate day-out and affords some fine views of the Lancashire Plain
- picnic areas are also included with good parking.
Food and drink in Lancashire
With over 500 licensed premises, Manchester's nightlife is possibly the best in Lancashire. Notable clubs include Sankeys and the Mint Lounge. The Manchester Academy is a popular live venue and hosts a wide range of up-coming and big name artists. The Blackpool Grand Theatre
is also worth a visit and plays host to a number of sell-out shows and concerts.
History and Culture
The 1000 year old Lancaster Castle
is a major historical site and is superbly well-preserved. Its open daily with guided tours available every 30 minutes. Admission is £5 for adults and £4 for children. The award-winning Lancaster Maritime Museum
is another must-see and exhibits marine artifacts from Lancaster's past. It is open daily.
Lancashire Holiday Resources