Ahead of this year’s Lancashire Day we’re going on a virtual road trip around our fantastic county, stopping by some of the places that make us happy.

This road trip has been designed to be split into multiple sections, so you can decide which part of the journey you want to join, or you could extend your visit, make use of some of our hospitable places to stay and do the whole trip over a few days. The choice is yours.

  1. Blackpool Tower

Our first stop would be Blackpool Tower, although the tower itself is closed on Lancashire Day due to its winter closed period, its worth stopping by to marvel at the landmark which has dominated Blackpool’s skyline for over 125 years.

  1. Cleveleys Mythic Coast

Up the road in Cleveleys a great bit of the Lancashire coast can be taken in while you follow the Mythic Coast Trail. This trail features a series of great sculptures and even has its own AI App to bring the story of the Mythic Coast to life.

  1. Rossall Point Observation Tower

The impressive Rossall Point Observation Tower is one of the many towers in Lancashire that are worth stopping by. Inside you can find out so much about Lancashire’s Coastal Environment and bird and plant life. You can also enjoy the view from the two viewing platforms with binoculars.

  1. Ashton Memorial

Head from Fleetwood to Lancaster and stop by Wiliamson Park, a 54 acre green space with nature reserve and home to the iconic Ashton Memorial. The park offers fantastic walking routes, play areas and a spot to take in the beauty of the Lancashire scenery.

  1. Eric Morecambe Statue

A trip to Lancashire wouldn’t be complete without a photo opportunity with Eric Morecambe himself. Embodied in one of his characteristic poses, can you replicate the pose with your family?

  1. The Tough of Bowland

From Lancaster and Morecambe you can head inland and enjoy the most picturesque scenery as you drive through the Tough of Bowland towards Clitheroe. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is completely unspoilt and offers one of the most peaceful roads you can drive down.

  1. Clitheroe Castle

Clitheroe Castle is perched above the town of Clitheroe where it has dominated the skyline for 800 years. It is the emblem of the town and one of Lancashire’s most recognised landmarks. Why not step into the museum to learn more about the town and discover why the Ribble Valley is a haven for wildlife. 

  1. Pendle Hill

While you may not want to climb Pendle Hill on a November Day, you will be shocked at how many different places you will be able to spot it from! The hill is the epitome of mystery due to the folklore of the area and its connection to the Pendle Witches who were tried and executed for witchcraft in 1612.

  1. The Singing Ringing Tree

One the moors just outside of Burnley you can find the most magic sound and sight; The Singing Ringing tree. This is one of four Panopticons across Lancashire, constructed from pipes of galvanised steel in the shape of a tree bending in the winds, that create a low, tuneful song.

  1. Darwen Tower

Constructed on the moors overlooking Darwen to commemorate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria whilst also celebrating public access to the moor in 1898, this landmark is one of the most visible buildings on the journey into and out of East Lancashire when travelling the M65. Heading up to the tower is a moderate walk from Darwen town centre and by taking the journey up the hill, you are rewarded with some breathtaking views across Lancashire and beyond.

  1. Rivington Pike & Terraced Gardens

Another stunning viewpoint is Rivington Pike on the moors of Rivington, which is complimented by the incredible grounds of Rivington Terraced Gardens; the UK’s most enchanted “lost” garden. This is a magical place that offers some of the most picture perfect spots.

  1. Fairy Glen

Appropriately named; the Fairy Glen is like something straight out of a fairytale. This beautiful glen brings imagination alive as you wander the trail and think about the magic that takes place when night falls. Stop by the waterfall to snap an Instagram worth pic!

  1. Brockholes Floating Visitor Centre

One of the most iconic floating buildings is architecturally stunning, and to see it for yourself is a marvel. Not only is the nature reserve home to the visitor centre, which has a fantastic café and gift shop, it also provides a peaceful retreat with walking routes and hides where you can spot wildlife.

  1. Lytham Windmill

Standing tall on the green overlooking the Irish Sea, Lytham Windmill is not only a beautiful landmark but a museum for people to find out more about the history of the area and a tale of rebirth. The original windmill was ravaged in a fire in 1919, but was lovingly restored by Fylde Borough Council and the Lytham Heritage Group.




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