The incredible countryside of Lancashire, England

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Experience everything from the rugged, unspoilt beauty of the Forest of Bowness, to the noise and excitement of Blackpool Pleasure Beach when you book Lancashire hotels.

Why go?

The attractions of this northern English county attract every kind of holidaymaker so book cheap hotels in Lancashire as soon as you can...

Lancashire is situated in the north-west of England and is easily accessible from all directions.  Tourists planning a stay in one of the area's many hotels will not be short of daytrips as Lancashire is an area with great natural beauty as well as the some of the country's most popular seaside towns.

Lancashire is a perfect destination for families with children. As well as boasting the legendary splendour of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Morecambe Bay offers a slightly more gentle take on the traditional British seaside town.

The Forest of Bowland is an area of outstanding natural beauty that covers 312 miles of rural Lancashire. The long stretches of heather-covered moorland are ideal for gentle walks, lengthy hikes and scenic picnics.

Visitors to hotels in Lytham St Annes can discover the history of the area by visiting the Lytham Heritage Centre. The whole family can find out more about the Ribble Estuary at the RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre.

Lancashire is host to plenty of fairs and festivals throughout the year. July sees the Preston Balloon and Firework Festival and August provides entertainment of a different kind when the annual Tractor Pulling Championship is held in Great Eccleston. Not to mention the Lancaster Jazz Festival, which is sure to get your feet tapping in September.

So whatever kind of break you prefer, a hotel stay in Lancashire can provide plenty of entertainment for young and old alike, whatever the time of year.

Where to stay?

From B&Bs by the sea to elegant city pads, the range of Lancashire accommodation on offer means you are bound to find your ideal hotel...

Hotels in Lancashire cater extensively for visitors interested in fishing, hiking, cycling and other outdoor pursuits. There are plenty of excellent golf courses and more than 240 miles of horse riding trails in the area. Of course the rural pleasures of this county are often trumped by the seaside fun to be found in Lancashire. Blackpool is one of the nation's favourite traditional coastal resorts and there's a heap of family attractions to enjoy. More than 10m annual visitors check in at cheap B&Bs and guesthouses and grand seafront hotels.

Morecambe hotels also welcome holidaying families, couples and groups. A much quieter resort, this is an ideal place to stay if you don't need the razzle-dazzle of Blackpool.

Lancashire's other urban hotspots offer a range of excellent accommodation. Blackburn hotels, hotels in Bolton, and hotels in Preston treat visitors to a stay in one of Lancashire's historic towns and cities.

Lancaster hotels are also popular with visitors. The architectural beauties of the county town complement the natural splendour that envelops the urban area.

Hotels in Lancashire's coastal areas are in highest demand during the summer months when the mention of holidays by the sea draws excited squeals from little ones. It's wise to book early to secure your ideal hotel.

What to see?

One of England's most populous counties, Lancashire is packed full of things to see...

Top five attractions


It's been one of Britain's seaside favourites for decades and has a mass of things to see and do all year round. Top of the list, of course, are Blackpool Tower and the Pleasure Beach.


Between all the vibrant and colourful towns and cities throughout the county, you'll also find that Lancashire has some enviable countryside with walks to suit all ages and abilities.


Lancashire's county town is an undiscovered gem for most visitors. Surrounded by stunning countryside, this attractive city is full of magnificent architecture. Visitors also appreciate dozens of cafes, restaurants and great shopping.

Museum of Lancashire

If you want to find out more about this fascinating county and the many and great roles it's played in British and world history, the Museum of Lancashire, in Preston, chronicles the past of the red rose county.

Morecambe Bay

A handsome and sweeping bay dotted with towns and villages. If you're visiting on a day trip, try to stay long enough for the famous Morecambe Bay sunset - dubbed one of the most picturesque in Britain.

What's on?

There's no shortage of annual events in Lancashire. Find out what might be on during your visit...

Lancashire Food Festival; April: Head for Accrington, where the town hall becomes the focal point of this spectacular gathering of culinary delights. It sets out to prove that there's more to Lancashire's menus than Hotpot.

Fylde Folk Festival; August:
One of the biggest folk festival weekends in England takes place in the seaside town of Fleetwood. Thousands gather to listen to some of the best bands on the folk scene.

Blackpool Illuminations; August-November:
The world-famous Blackpool Illuminations have been drawing people to Lancashire's beloved seaside town since 1879.