An Introduction to Lancashire
Lancashire encompasses dramatic hills, verdant fields, ancient towns, thriving cities and the famous seaside resort of Blackpool. It plays a large part in Tudor history as the family originated from Lancaster, with its famous symbol, the red rose.
Things to do in Lancashire
Lancashire is home to the Blackpool Tower Dungeon and the historic Lancashire Castle. It is also home to Gawthorpe Hall, built in 1606, and the Museum of Lancashire. Sandcastle Waterpark is the UK's largest indoor waterpark and Stanley Park is a grade II listed green space within Blackpool.
Getting to Lancashire
The main roads in Lancashire are the M55, M65, M6 and the M58 which runs through the south of the county. Lancashire is situated over 4 hours from London.
By Coach and Bus
National Express run services to Lancashire form London and other major cities in England. The journey time from London is roughly 4 and a half hours. The local bus services are run by the local council.
Lancashire is located on England's West Coast and there are ferries from Ireland and the Isle of Man to Fleetwood, Liverpool and Heysham.
Blackpool has its own international airport, however the major international airports of Liverpool John Lennon and Manchester International are also only 40 minutes away from the region.
First, Virgin and National Rail are the main companies that serve Lancashire, with trains taking as little as 4 hours from London. Most of the towns in the region have rail access.