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11 Absolutely Incredible Days Out in Lancashire

Whether you love exploring the countryside, delving deep into history, or simply relaxing with your friends and family, there’s so many amazing days out in Lancashire to be had.

From incredible museums and stately homes to unique treasures and breath-taking landscapes, Lancashire is a gorgeous place to explore this summer.

Be it in Preston, Blackpool, Bury or Blackburn, there’s so many awesome days out in Lancashire to be had by all.

Days Out in Lancashire 

Hoghton Tower – Preston

 

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Steeped in history and commanding breathtaking views across the Lancashire countryside, Hoghton Tower is both theatrical and educational.

What was once the ancestral home of the de Hoghton family, Hoghton Tower is a Grade I listed building that has to be at the top of your list when planning your days out in Lancashire.

This summer, take a tour around the tower, wander through the gardens or simply pop in and browse the local Farmers’ Market at Hoghton Tower – one of Preston’s most loved landmarks.

Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours – Blackpool

 

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Looking for something quirky and cute to fill your days out in Lancashire? Hop aboard a heritage tram and take a ride along the iconic Blackpool tramway.

The Blackpool tramway has a fleet of iconic and original trams, many of which are over 80 years old. Superbly restored, this trip down memory lane aboard a tram is sure to please both children and adults.

Running almost every weekend, a Blackpool heritage tram tour is a lovely way to spend a day out in Lancashire.

The Blackpool Tower – Blackpool

 

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Built in 1894, The Blackpool Tower is one of the most loved and iconic buildings in the UK. Housing five amazing attractions, a visit to The Blackpool Tower is perfect for those fun packed days out in Lancashire.

Step into the mesmerising Blackpool Tower Ballroom and get ready to lose yourself in a world of beauty. From circus acts to ballroom dancing, The Blackpool Tower is a British icon.

The Blackpool Tower remains a destination in which to spend your days out in Lancashire – that’s for certain.

East Lancashire Steam Railway – Bury

 

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Located in Bury, just 30 minutes from Manchester, is the incredible East Lancashire Steam Railway. A heritage railway that runs through the beautiful Lancashire Pennines, there are plenty of fun days out in Lancashire to be had on this steam engine.

Take in the sights while riding along in a beautifully restored train carriage. But that’s not all – every station is well equipped with cafes, pubs, shops and even a dedicated Transport Museum, just waiting to be discovered.

Travel back to a bygone era aboard this, one of the best days out in Lancashire.

Brockholes Nature Reserve – Preston

 

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From puffins and peacocks to seals and stouts, the Brockholes Nature Reserve in Preston has everything to make your days out in Lancashire a success.

Perfect for a family day out with over 250 acres of nature reserve to explore, we suggest you lace up your walking boots and go on an adventure in Brockholes Nature Reserve.

St Annes Beach Huts – Lytham St Annes

 

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Nothing says the Great British seaside more than a brightly coloured beach hut. And, if you’re looking for stylish seaside luxury, then look no further than St Annes in Lytham.

Beach hut rental has been a tradition in St Annes for decades, providing the perfect base for holidaymakers both young and old. These traditional beach huts dotted along the coast look as idyllic as you’d imagine.

Ideal for those sunny days out in Lancashire, the St Annes Beach Huts are nostalgic, quaint and whole lot of fun.

Lancashire Treasure Map – Lancashire

 

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Do something completely unique with friends and family this summer and try a Lancashire treasure trail.

Offering a wide variety of places to explore, from seaside towns to country retreats, the Lancashire treasure trails are an imaginative way to learn about all the different parts of North West England.

Perfect for those energetic days out in Lancashire, these treasure maps, with 13 trails to choose from, are a great way to get outside and have some fun.

Windmill Animal Farm – Ormskirk

 

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Opened in 1992, Windmill Animal Farm offers visitors the chance to experience the day-to-day running of a working farm. Wannabe farmers can pet, feed and observe the animals in addition to playing in the barns, outdoor play area and miniature train.

From goats to sheep and rabbits to snakes, there’s something for everyone at Windmill Animal Farm – one of the best days out in Lancashire to be had.

Statue Hunting in Lancashire – Lancashire

 

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From the world-famous Eric Morecambe statue – which is set against the backdrop of Morecambe Bay and was unveiled by the Queen in 1999 – to the equally famous Tom Finney statue in Preston, there’s a myriad of amazing monuments dotted along Lancashire.

Snap a selfie with anyone from Ed Sheeran to Ant and Dec at Madame Tussauds or have a kick about with Jimmy Armfield in Blackpool, on what promises to be a fun filled day out in Lancashire.

Morecambe Bay – Morecambe

 

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Speaking of Morecambe, why not take a trip down Morecambe Bay this summer.

What is a great place to experience spectacular sunsets, discover natural landscapes and tap into your adventurous side with a range of incredible days out in Lancashire.

Morecambe Bay stretches from the south west coast to Fleetwood in Lancashire, taking in costal towns and stunning scenery.

The Golden Mile – Blackpool

 

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A staple of the British seaside scene for decades, Blackpool’s famous Golden Mile stretches from the North Pier to the Pleasure Beach and is the undisputed ‘arcade capital’ of Britain.

From donkey rides on the beach to exploring Blackpool’s three magnificent piers, there’s so much fun to be had on the Golden Mile.

The Shankly Hotel Preston

We at Signature Living are looking forward to celebrating everything Lancashire has to say and do. We also can’t wait to continue the story of another Lancashire landmark: The Old Post Office.

With plans for The Shankly Hotel and The Carriage nearing completion, make sure to book here and, to keep abreast of the latest news, check back to the blog soon and following our Facebook Page for even more days out in Lancashire.