For a relaxing break, why not rent a Lancashire holiday cottage, and explore the beauty of this county in your own time. A vibrant, Royal Duchy county, Lancashire boasts three of the country’s most famous cities: Blackpool, Liverpool and Manchester. Take the kids out for an exciting day at the Blackpool Pleasure Beach, or go to the other two cities with friends, and spend a weekend exploring the thrilling nightlife.
While Manchester offers much for art lovers, such as the Palace Theatre and the esteemed Whitworth Art Gallery, Liverpool is a mecca for music lovers. It is home to both the Albert Dock, where the Beatles Story is, and also the legendary Cavern Club itself. Classical music fans will enjoy concerts at the Philharmonic Hall.
Alternatively, travel to Preston and you will find the Museum of Lancashire – the building itself is listed, and something to behold! Alternatively, stroll through Williamson Park to visit The Ashton Memorial, situated in this elegant estate created early in the last century. The Winter Gardens and Opera House Theatre in Blackpool also offer elegance and exciting shows – the perfect backdrop to a romantic escape.
Standing within its own grounds in a secluded rural location near the Forest of Bowland, Somerwood is a large, beautifully furnished House in Ribchester. Facilities such as a cinema room, billiard room, tennis court and hot tub, justifiably put it in the luxury holiday cottage category. Sleeps 16.
Underwoods Dairy is a beautifully converted Barn in the small hamlet of Tatham on the western edge of the Pennines near Kirkby Lonsdale. This pet friendly, large holiday cottage in Lancashire offers stunning rural views. It sleeps 11 and welcomes famlies or groups of friends.
Set on the promenade of Blackpool, Lancashire, Ocean View House places guests in the heart of this famous seaside town and offers superb ocean views from many vantage points. Spacious, well-presented rooms provide space for large groups, and a hot tub and games room assure fun and relaxation.
Maltkiln Cottage is an award-winning converted farm building near the idyllic Lancashire village of Bispham Green. Surrounded by rolling hills, this luxury countryside holiday cottage for couples sleeps 2, with exposed brickwork, a lovely garden and close to the Lake District and western Dales.
Woodfield Farm nestles in open countryside within the rural Lancashire hamlet of Clayton-Le-Dale. The large farmhouse with a hot tub and games room) welcomes up to 16 guests for self-catering holidays within easy reach of The Lake District and the northern Pennines.
Brought the kids with you on holiday? Then be sure to add the Sandcastle Waterpark to your itinerary, which promises to keep the whole family laughing and having fun. Also brilliant for a family day out is the Blackpool Sea Life Centre, boasting over 1000 sea creatures, including sea-horses and turtles. If after all this time in the city, you are looking for a nature escape, then the West Pennine Moors offer stunning walks through miles of greenery and reservoirs. You will never run out of something new to do in Lancashire.
Inland Lancashire also has plenty of beauty spots, particularly in the high limestone hills of the North Pennines. Go for a walk along the wild windswept but starkly beautiful Pennine Way or book a caving trip through underground caverns through a local outdoor pursuits centre, then, whatever your activity, finish off your day with a pint or two of fine local ale in a country pub.