Lancashire the place

Lancashire is a bountiful and beautiful county, with characterful towns and cities amid breathtaking countryside and coastlines.

Equally at home in town and county

Superb landscape includes more than 300 square miles designated as Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Thousands of outdoor enthusiasts visit the Forest of Bowland, Arnside and Silverdale, the West Pennine Moors and numerous wildlife trust sites across Lancashirex.

Never too far away, the county’s thriving towns and cities combine history with modernity to provide some of the most fashionable shops and superb leisure amenities.

Lancashire’s top eateries earn a national reputation

Lancashire has developed a reputation as one of England’s best fine food locations, inspiring a new generation of gifted restaurateurs. Take the lush Ribble Valley, for example, where a string of multi-award winning restaurants and gastro-pubs regularly attract foodie pilgrims from far and wide

Lancashire’s housing market offers great value and diversity, from chic city centre apartments and cosy edge of town terraces, to suburban executive homes, seaside villas and idyllic country cottages.

First class schools and universities – right on our doorstep

As well as some of the UK’s top performing state schools, Lancashire is home to an array of renowned private schools, such as Stonyhurst College in Clitheroe and Rossall School in Fleetwood. Our higher education offer is also impressive, with Lancaster University, the University of Central Lancashire and Edge Hill University at Ormskirk offering world-rated learning programmes and research capabilities.

Heritage and culture are under our skin

As the cradle of the industrial revolution, Lancashire has a rich cultural heritage, including the world famous Blackpool Tower and medieval Lancaster Castle. The Lancashire Golf Coast offers some of the best courses in the country and regularly hosts the Open Championship.
The county’s transport infrastructure is second to none, with a super-efficient motorway network and the West Coast Main Line linking Preston and Lancaster to London and Glasgow. With Manchester, Liverpool and Blackpool airports on our doorstep, international travel is equally easy to access.

Marketing Lancashire

Marketing Lancashire is Lancashire's Destination Management Organisation. They work closely with VisitEngland and a wide range of public and private sector agencies. Their activities in marketing and communications, commercial membership and place marketing are all designed to grow the visitor economy and develop the destination as a great place to visit, work and invest.