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  1. Travel & Transport
    Lancashire is easily reached from all over the UK and is well served by international airports, ferry ports and main line rail - you’re just over two hours from London on the West Coast Line with stops in the cities of Preston, Lancaster and Blackpool.
  2. Lancashire Maps
    Download and view maps of Lancashire and its towns and villages.
  3. Burnley
    Burnley is a thriving market town surrounded on all sides by breath-taking Pennine countryside.

Lancashire Special Offers

  1. Best Western Carlton Blackpool

    Best Western Carlton Blackpool

     Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Afternoon Tea for two people

    Just £130 per couple 

    Only available when booked directly with the hotel by phone.

    One nights accommodation in a standard room for two people, dinner in the restaurant, Afternoon Tea and buffet breakfast included.

    Valid Sunday - Friday until 28th July. Full prepayment at time of booking. No cancellations permitted. Subject to availability. Based on a standard twin or double room. 

    Offer code VisitLancs

  2. Bowland Beer Hall

    Drink It Dry. We know beer is at its best when it’s fresh.

    So, every week, on New Beer Thursday we introduce 24 new beers to the bar. We hate to see good beer go to waste, so we invite you to come and help us Drink It Dry every Monday and Tuesday (excluding bank holidays), where you will have the chance to sample six of our beers for half price.

    Terms and Conditions - Available every Monday & Tuesday, except Bank Holidays.

  3. Farmers Arms, Great Eccleston

    Farmers Arms

    Fizz & Chips! 

    Every Friday enjoy a premium fillet of fish, chips, and mushy peas alongside a glass of Prosecco for £22.50 Fish varies each week depending on market availability including Hake, Halibut, Lemon Sole amongst others.

  4. Fence Gate Lodge exterior

    Fence Gate Lodge

    Just the Two of Us

    • Overnight stay in on our luxury rooms with a hearty breakfast in the morning

    • A £50 dinner voucher to use in the Fence Gate Brasserie.

    • Bottle of prosecco on arrival

    The normal price £210.00

    The exclusive price for Visit Lancashire is from £145.00. £20 supplement on Saturdays.

  5. Gibbon Bridge Hotel

    April / May Spring Breaks 

    Join us in April & May and stay for one, two, or three nights.

    Stay for three nights your two-course dinner will be on us the last night!

    Offer applies April 1st to end of May 2023.

                1 Night  Two  Three

    Room: £245  £490  £690

      Suite: £275  £550  £770

     Single: £130  £255  £355

    Rates are inclusive of a two-course dinner, accommodation & breakfast.

    Saturday supplement £30 per room.

    Click here for more information or Call reception to book on 01995 61456.

  6. GO APE

    Go Ape Rivington

    15% family discount for treetop challenge at Go Ape Rivington 

    Simply enter the code FAMILY15 at checkout for the discount to be applied.

    Available Sunday - Friday, Minimum of 2 people and Maximum of 6 per booking, One or more particapants must be over 18 (max 2 adults), One or more must be under 18, offer not to be used in conjunction with any other code or promotion.

    Code expires Thursday 30th March

    See website for further details.

  7. Oakdean Cottages

    As the proud winners of the Lancashire Tourism Award for Best Self-Catering Accommodation, we wanted to celebrate English Tourism Week by sharing some exciting news.

    For the first time ever, Oakdean Cottages are offering all wedding guests an exclusive package and the opportunity to book two nights instead of three ANY day of the week!

    Our three luxury cottages, Hodder, Ribble and Calder Cottage, are perfectly located for the vast array of wedding venues that the beautiful Ribble Valley has to offer. They’re already a firm favourite with brides, grooms and wedding guests alike. 

    So whether you're saying, 'I do' or simply going to the 'night do', we love a good wedding and have this exclusive offer just for you.

    Ø    2 Nights Accommodation in Hodder, Ribble or Calder Cottage

    Ø    A bottle of chilled Champagne

    Ø    Co-ordination of private transport to your wedding venue

    Prices range from £399 - £599 for four to six guests depending on which cottage you choose to book.  We would be happy to extend this fantastic offer to more than one cottage per booking for bigger parties.

    To book this package please email stay@oakdeancottages.com or call 01254 449062

    To find out more about our cottages, please visit our website www.oakdeancottages.com

    Terms and Conditions apply

    Terms and Conditions

    Direct bookings via email only (two night bookings cannot be booked via the website).  Offer valid for bookings made and that take place between 01 March 2023 and 01 September 2024.  We require lead guest details and payment to confirm the booking.  Standard terms (including booking and cancellation terms) apply.

  8. Swim & Dine

    Pendle Wavelengths

    Swim & Dine!

    Family of 4 - Family Swim, 2 x pizzas, 2 x chips, 4 x drinks - £28
    Family of 5 - Family Swim, 2 x pizzas, 3 x chips, 5 x drinks - £30

  9. Brew & Bake offer

    Potters Barn

    Brew and Bake
    Only £5.00

    Enjoy a large coffee with either a pan au chocolat or a croissant.  
    Ts & Cs apply 

  10. Ribby Hall Spa

    Ribby Hall Village

    Say ‘I do’ in 2023 and come back to relive the magic of your special day with a FREE luxury overnight stay for two at The Spa Hotel*.

    Your stay includes access to the Aqua Thermal Journey followed by a delicious evening meal, overnight stay and full English breakfast - the perfect wedding gift!

    Receive a FREE overnight spa break for 2 people when you book either a 2023 Complete Wedding Package or a 2023 Asian Wedding Package before 30th Sept 2023.

    The FREE overnight spa break at Ribby Hall Village's award-winning Spa Hotel includes:

    Luxury overnight accommodation
    Two hours in the Aqua Thermal Journey (arrival day)
    £35pp dinner allocation
    Full English Breakfast
    One hour Aqua Thermal Journey (check-out day)

    Visit https://www.ribbyhall.co.uk/weddings for more details.


    *The overnight spa break can be taken any time of the year excluding 30th & 31st December. Subject to availability. Offer is not valid if your 2023 wedding date is cancelled. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and can be withdrawn at any time.

  11. Seafood Pub Co.

    Stay for FREE

    We all deserve a treat in January and there’s nothing better than a mini-break with a relaxing boutique hotel room thrown in for FREE!  

    There’s no catch. Throughout January, enjoy dinner and drinks at one of the beautiful hotel venues, and get a complementary night stay, when you spend £129 or more in the bar and restaurant.

     Simply book online, pay upfront… check-in any time from 3pm onwards, and begin eating and drinking your way through that £129 tab! Before resting your head for the night. 

     Available Sunday to Friday it’s the perfect excuse for a weeknight escape, because let’s face it we all need the rest after Christmas, and a little treat to blow away those January blues. 

     See where takes your fancy, and book now 

  12. Singleton Lodge Country House Hotel

    Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
    2 courses £99
    3 courses £110

    Please contact the Hotel direct to reserve your overnight stay.

  13. The Alma Inn

    Brunch and Bottomless Bubbles 
    Available Friday - Sunday, 9:00 - 12:00  £25 per person

    Enjoy Bottomless Brunch at The Alma Inn. Select one item from our brunch menu and enjoy bottomless Prosecco, Mimosas, Peroni or coffee
    Omlette [GF] [V] Cheese and Herbs, Grilled Tomato and Watercress
    Smoked salmon [GFO] Toasted English Muffin and Scrambled Egg
    Breakfast muffin [GFO] Choice of two fillings; Bacon, Sausage, Egg [V], Tomato [VE], Mushroom [VE]
    Avacado [GFO] [VEO] Poached Eggs on Toasted Sourdough, Rocket and Chilli Flakes
    Eggs Benedict [GFO] Poached Eggs, Hollandaise, Toasted Muffin with choice of Smoked Salmon, Bacon, Spinach [V] or Avocado [V]
    Full English breakfast [GFO] Bacon, Cumberland Sausage, Free-Range Eggs, Black Pudding, Hash Brown, Grilled Tomato, Mushroom, Beans and Toast
    Full veggie breakfast [GFO] [VEO] Field Mushrooms, Avocado, Free-Range Eggs, Hash Brown, Grilled Tomato, Beans and Toast

    The offer entitles the guest to enjoy one hot item only from our a la carte brunch menu.  The offer allows for bottomless prosecco, mimosas (both served by the glass) Peroni and coffee. Responsible sale of alcohol applies at all times.

    £25 per person
    Ts & Cs apply

  14. Fenwick

    The Fenwick

    Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

    Starting from £129 per couple

    Book online http://www.fenwickarms.co.uk

    Dinner includes £30 food allowance per person on food only. Upgrades available. Excludes any other promotion or discounts.

    Offer subject to availability

    Offer code FenwickArmsDinnerBedBreakfast

    Expiry date 31/03/22

    DINNER BED AND BREAKFAST RATE PREPAYMENT POLICY -A Credit Card is required to guarantee the reservation. No charges will be debited in advance except in the event of non- arrival or late cancellation. In either event the amount of your first night’s accommodation will be charged to your Credit Card. CANCELLATION POLICY -Cancellation policy is 24 hours prior to arrival by 12.00 noon DINNER ALLOWANCE -The allowance for dinner will be stated at the time of booking. The allowance can only be use to cover the cost of food for dinner on the night of your stay. The allowance only applies to the al a carte or specials menus and cannot be used on any other menus, including Festive Menus or Christmas Day. The allowance can be used as full or part payment and no change will be given. Any additional food costs must be covered by the guest. Drinks are to be paid for separately.

  15. The Golden Ball of Longton

    Enjoy two courses for £12.50
    Every Wednesday to Saturday from 12:00 - 18:00.
    Extra course available for £4.50
    Choose starter and main or main and dessert
    View the full two for £12.50 menu here


  16. The Spread Eagle

    Chippy Wednesday

    Celebrate hump day at the Spread Eagle with our famous Chippy Wednesday. Get a portion of Fish and Chips with mushy peas for just £7


  17. Escape Entertainment Venue

    10% discount for:
    NHS personnel
    ‘Blue Light’ service personnel including Fire & Rescue, Police, Ambulance, Mountain Rescue, HM Coastguard
    Military personnel
    Registered Carers

    ID/proof of status to be shown on arriva

  18. Owd Barn at Bispham

    Afternoon Tea at Own Barn at Bispham 

    Our rustic afternoon tea includes a selection of sandwiches, savouries, a cup of soup, a bucket of chips, a selection of cakes and mini triffle. Inclusive of a pot of tea or a cup of filter coffee. 

    £15.00 per head - minimum two people. 

    Menu is subject to change, booking is required 48hours in advance and any dietry requirements of intolerances must be mentioned upon booking. Bookings taken after 2pm (3pm on Sundays), £5 per head non-refundable / non transferable deposit. 

    Gift vouchers available, see website for further information and full T&C's/

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Royal Connections in Lancashire

Royal Connections in Lancashire

This weekend is a great opportunity to learn more about the special connection Lancashire has with the Royal Family. Whether it’s a trip to Lancaster Castle to learn more about the Duke Of Lancaster or a trip to one of Lancashire’s historic sites who have had a monarch visit in the past, there’s plenty of opportunities to learn more about the royal connection to Lancashire.

A Royal Lancaster Walk

A Royal Lancaster Walk

Home to the Kings Castle of the North, Lancaster has had a strong royal connection for centuries. So what better way to celebrate the upcoming coronation of King Charles III than with a stroll around this beautiful historic city.

8 Dog-friendly beaches to visit this summer in Lancashire

There’s something wonderful about a trip to the beach in summer. Feeling the soft warm sand between your toes, the smell of the fresh sea air, and the taste of delicious ice cream, especially if you can bring your four-legged friend along too.

Although some of Lancashire’s beaches impose restrictions during the summer months, there are still plenty of great dog-friendly beaches waiting to be explored.

LITFEST starts this Friday, 17th March

LITFEST starts this Friday, 17th March

We’re very excited to announce that Lancaster’s 44th Annual Literature Festival, Litfest, begins this Friday 17 March. Running until the 26 March, we’ll be offering a packed programme of events, including opportunities to meet our authors; take part in discussions; find out more about nature and history, philosophy and politics; and be entertained by poems and stories.

Pre-Raphaelite Artist of Hope: Evelyn De Morgan

Pre-Raphaelite Artist of Hope: Evelyn De Morgan

An exhibition reaches hopefully towards the end of the rainbow. Pre-Raphaelite Artist of Hope displays Evelyn De Morgan’s symbolic paintings alongside contemporary stories from those who have lived through warfare and from NHS staff who have served on the frontline during the pandemic. 

Boats, Bikes, Bees and Booze - 48 hours in Lancashire

Boats, Bikes, Bees and Booze - 48 hours in Lancashire

Escape the everyday with a wonderful break for two in Lancashire. 
Follow the journey of the honey bee, and find out how The Bee Centre's delicious honey is at the centre of some of Brindle Distillery's creations. Then explore Lancashire from a different viewpoint on bike or by luxury canal boat. 

Accessible Coast - 48 hours in Lancashire

Accessible Coast - 48 hours in Lancashire

Escape the everyday and enjoy a wonderful break to Lancashire's coast. 
Take a trip to the seaside, enjoy time on the sand and even in the sea, then travel down the prom and take in the artwork. Follow that by a restful night, morning swim and afternoon group activities. 

Enjoy a spook filled Halloween with HAPPA

Enjoy a spook filled Halloween with HAPPA

Starting on Saturday 24th October and running until 2nd November, those who book appointments to visit the Farm will also be able to join in the Halloween Hunt with Spook Stations set out across the Farm. With a gift for all completed sheets, it’s a great add on for ‘little monsters’ for just £2 per puzzle sheet.

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