There’s a lot to appreciate in and around Lancashire, and not just because it borders on the outstandingly beautiful Lake District. No, the county has plenty to offer with its own land – just take a look at the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and historical destinations like the county town of Lancaster, whose central university, along with the University of York, organises the annual Roses Tournament: a sporting event to remember The Wars of the Roses between the House of Lancaster and the House of York.
Lancashire also has a history for fine entertainment. Indeed, who could forget Eric Morecambe? The late, great comedian took the latter part of his stage name from his hometown, and, in 1999, a statue was unveiled at a prominent spot by the Morecambe Bay seafront in his memory.
To top it all off, the area is a full of places for foodies to come to indulge. The region has plenty to offer, whether it’s in the form of fine dining at Marco Pierre White’s The Swan Inn or with Lisa Allen’s superb cooking at Northcote. If you’re planning a trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach, you’ll also be able to relax in the finery of Number One South Beach afterwards.