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Holiday Cottages Lancashire

Lancashire – home of the hotpot, cotton mills, Blackpool Illuminations and a whole lot more, offering the perfect holiday break with a difference. It’s a varied county with no end of surprises and holiday cottages in Lancashire place you right at the heart of the action, or help you hideaway among its rural charms – whichever type of holiday you want, you’ll find it in this delightful corner of England’s north west.

Blackpool is one of the star attractions of Lancashire and is the most popular seaside resort in Britain. With its recently renovated iconic Tower, stunning new seafront, thrilling Pleasure Beach theme park, children’s favourite Nicelodeon Land and the famous annual Illuminations, Blackpool is a town on the up and a holiday destination for all ages. Traditional seaside holiday cottages are the perfect way to enjoy the beach and seaside glitz and glamour of ‘the Vegas of the north.’

Lancashire has plenty more tranquil attractions as well, such as cycling through the rustic Forest of Bowland or enjoying a round or two at some of England’s best courses on Lancashire’s Golf Coast, boasting historic, world-class golf courses such as Royal Lytham St Annes or Fairhaven.

Challenging treks or peaceful walks can be enjoyed through the West Pennine Moors, up Pendle Hill or along more than 70 other walking routes taking in coastlines or countryside, art installations and heritage trails. There is no shortage of accommodation suitable for serious walkers, with plenty of Lancashire holiday cottages offering easy access to the best walking routes, some of which have been endorsed with the Walkers & Cyclists Charter Marque.

Lancashire is an area proud of its industrial heritage and the role it played in the Industrial Revolution, for which it was once known as the ‘Workshop of the World,’ with the cotton mills, lead and coal mines flourishing between 1750 and 1850. This important role can be explored at educational family attractions such as the Earby Lead Mining Museum or the Queen Street Mill Textile Museum in Burnley.

Lancashire’s history stretches far back beyond the 18th century industrial book of course. Many of Lancashire’s towns and villages were named in the Doomsday Book, while stunning stately homes such as the Elizabethan Gawthorp Hall and medieval buildings such as the black and white timbered Samlesbury Hall have survived through the centuries to be admired by visitors today. Lancashire boasts a flourishing arts scene while its literary links with the likes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the Brontës and Tolkien give the land a sprinkling of romance and adventure.

You can create your own story in England’s north west by choosing from our range of Lancashire holiday cottages today.

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