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, nr Preston - 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, nr Clitheroe – 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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