Things to do in Lancashire

If you’re wondering what to do in Lancashire, you’ll be pleased to know the region is bursting with things to see and do, bringing an array of differing experiences and sights.

Rolling hills to the east offer spectacular scenery, from the Crook'O'Lune (made famous by the artist Turner) to the trough of Bowland, with its rolling hills and pretty villages.

Historic Lancaster's splendid stone facades hark back to its heyday as a Georgian port, whilst independent shops, well known stores, museums, castle, park and monuments are enjoyed by old and new.

The spectacular bay of Morecambe, with its wide open skies and panoramic seascape, is preparing for a renewed future. The promenade and seafront play host to a variety of artwork, from a statue of Eric Morecambe to a 'flock of words'.

The Midland Hotel is situated right on the seafront making it a fantastic base from which to explore the city.

Take a look at our recommended places to visit in Lancashire below.

Ashton Memorial

Williamson Park & Ashton Memorial

Williamson Park occupies a commanding position overlooking the historical City of Lancaster. The Ashton Memorial hosts exhibitions and concerts.

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Lancaster Castle

Lancaster Castle

Owned by her Majesty the Queen as 'Duke of Lancaster' this fascinating Grade 1 listed building has dominated Lancaster for almost 1000 years and is one of the best preserved and hardest working castles in the country.

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Lancaster Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum Lancaster

The Maritime Museum was opened in 1985. It occupies the former Custom House of 1764, by renowned furniture maker Richard Gillow, and an adjacent building. The museum is beautifully situated by the quay.

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Crooke O'Lune

Crook O'Lune

Scene of one of JMW Turner's famous paintings, this idyllic wooded river side setting is just four miles from Lancaster City Centre.

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Leighton Hall

Leighton Hall

Set in beautiful parkland against a backdrop of the Lakeland fells, historic Leighton Hall is the home of the world famous furniture making Gillow family.

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Leighton Moss RSPB

Leighton Moss RSPB

North West England's largest reed bed is located in an attractive wooded valley below limestone hills.

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Hotels in Lancashire