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.

From the Crook'O'Lune (made famous by the artist JMW Turner) to the trough of Bowland, with its rolling hills and pretty villages, then onto the stunning sea views and vintage charm of Morecambe Bay. 

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

The spectacular Morecambe Bay, 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 included in the Tern Project, from a statue of the famous comedian Eric Morecambe to a 'flock of words'. The Midland Hotel sits front and centre and completes Morecambe's stunning promenade giving uninterrupted seaview's across to the Lake District, and makes for a perfect base to explore Morecambe, Lancaster and the Lake District.

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

Take a look below to see some of our favourite places to see and visit when you're staying with us 

Ashton Memorial, Williamson Park, Lancaster| Lancashire Attractions, English Lakes

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| Lancashire Attractions, English Lakes

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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Crook O Lune Lancaster| Lancashire Attractions, English Lakes

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, Lancashire Attractions | English Lakes

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, Lancaster Attractions, Lancashire | English Lakes

Leighton Moss RSPB

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

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