Here in Lancashire there are no shortages of iconic landmarks that are filled with character and history which makes Lancashire stand out from the rest.

From coast to countryside, Lancashire’s abundance of exciting iconic landmarks help shape the landscape to what it is today.

Take a visit and have fun making memories. From climbing to the very tip of Pendle hill to discovering the bright lights at Blackpool Illuminations and being ‘the first one to spot The Tower’!

1. Ashton Memorial, Williamson Park, Lancaster - Built for love between 1907 and 1909 and a familiar sight to many who travel along the M6. The Ashton Memorial is a fantastic panoramic view point to view the surrounding Forest of Bowland AONB and Morecambe Bay. It was built by Lord Ashton in memory of his wife Jessy and has been described as the Taj Mahal of the North.

2. Beacon Fell Country Park - Woodland, moorland and farmland await. The summit offers spectacular views over the Forest of Bowland and Morecambe Bay and the Isle of Man, on a clear day.

3. The Blackpool Tower – Opened its doors in 1894 and is still one of the UK’s most iconic attractions. Inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, it is 518 feet tall and is illuminated by about 10,000 light bulbs and takes 7 years to paint.

4. Brockholes - Based on the site of an old quarry, the Lancashire Wildlife Trust have used their expertise to create habitats for lots of different wildlife. Explore the 250 acre reserve with their network of trails and hides, not to mention the fantastic views offered overlooking the River Ribble.

5. Browsholme Hall – The hall has been the ancestral home of the Parkers, Bowbearers of the Forest of Bowland since the Tudor times. Today it is still the family’s home and visitors are invited to enjoy its magnificent architecture set in the stunning landscape of the Hodder Valley.

6. Clitheroe Castle and Museum – standing high on Castle Hill, in the shadow of the keep, an image which has dominated Clitheroe's skyline for over 800 years. Discover the story of Clitheroe and its surrounding area and the formation of the land 350 million years ago.

7. Hoghton Tower - Set in magnificent grounds, situated 650ft above sea level and approached by a steep, straight 0.75 mile long drive. Hoghton Tower is a stunning 16th-century Elizabethan fortified manor-house.

8. Lancaster Castle - As well as being a fortification, the Castle was also Europe’s longest-serving operational prison until its closure in March 2011. Its courtrooms have witnessed many famous and infamous trials over the centuries, including those of the Lancashire Witches who were convicted and sentenced to death in 1612.

9. Morecambe Bay - A great place to experience amazing sunsets, discover natural landscapes and unearth your adventurous side with an incredible range of exhilarating outdoor activities.

10. Pendle Hill - Most famous for its links to the now notorious witch trials of 1612, Pendle Hill and its surrounding towns and villages are a truly bewitching area of Lancashire. The landscape, carved out by man and by nature, welcomes walkers and countryside enthusiasts.

11. Singing Ringing Tree, Burnley - Constructed from pipes of galvanised steel stacked in layers, the sculpture is in the form of a tree bending to the winds and harnesses the energy of those winds to produce a low, tuneful song.

12. Stonyhurst College - One of the largest buildings in the North West. This magnificent 16thC manor house and its grounds are bounded by the River Hodder located in the Forest of Bowland AONB.

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Williamson Park - Ashton Memorial and Butterfly House
Municipal Park
Williamson Park - Ashton Memorial and Butterfly House

Highly commended as ‘Best Small Visitor Attraction 2008` Williamson's Park features 54 acres of parkland, a butterfly house, cafe, walks & play areas and breathtaking views to the Fylde Coast and the Lake District.

Beacon Fell Country Park
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Beacon Fell Country Park

A Country Park with 185 acres of extensive conifer woods and moorland. Visitor Centre with cafe, picnic areas, 6 car parks, forest walks and viewpoints. Summit 266m above sea level.

The Blackpool Tower
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The Blackpool Tower

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Brockholes
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Brockholes is a new kind of nature reserve, an unreserved reserve. Located at Junction 31 of the M6, our beautiful reserve complete with trails and hides, is crowned by a floating Visitor Village featuring a gift shop, local food store and restaurant

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Browsholme Hall
Clitheroe Castle and Museum
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Clitheroe Castle and Museum

This historic landmark, in the heart of Ribble Valley provides a stunning vantage point. Intriguing galleries take you through 350 million years of history and geology of the local area.

Hoghton Tower
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An historic house with magnificent state apartments, banqueting hall, ballroom, grounds and dolls' houses on display. Hoghton Tower has been a part of Lancashire’s landscape since 1565.

Lancaster Castle
Castle / Fort
Lancaster Castle

Steeped in almost 1000 years of history including the trials of the Pendle Witches and the Birmingham Six, Lancaster Castle is one of the most important historic monuments in the North West. Come and visit the old cells, Shire Hall and Crown Court.

Pendle Hill
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Pendle Hill

History and legend has woven a spell over Pendle. Pendle Hill rises above this ancient hunting ground, once the home of wolves and wild boar and to this day dotted with tiny hamlets and farms.

Singing Ringing Tree - Panopticon
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Singing Ringing Tree - Panopticon

Burnley's Panopticon, 'Singing Ringing Tree', is a unique musical sculpture which overlooks Burnley from its position high above the town on Crown Point.

Stonyhurst Enterprises
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Their history, character and unique setting makes Stonyhurst College one of the most impressive venues in the North. With over 25 years’ experience hosting external events, they pride themselves on delivering a high standard of service for a wide-ranging repertoire of events & lettings.

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