Covering over 3,000 square kilometres of the North West of England, Lancashire is a county with a rich and diverse landscape.
From stunning countryside - including the Forest of Bowland and Ribble Valley to name but a few, to the famed Blackpool Pleasure beach, the UK’s most ride intensive theme park, Lancashire has something fantastic to suit all tastes.
As well as the stunning countryside, Lancashire caters well to those who enjoy being in the thick of the action. Blackpool is a thriving town and tourist destination for holidaymakers from across the UK, thanks to its previously mentioned amusement park, Madame Tussauds wax museum and the landmark Blackpool Tower, which houses a circus and viewing platform. The annual light show, Blackpool Illuminations is a nationally renowned spectacle which sees the promenade lit up each autumn.
From singers to actors, to explorers to scientists, Lancashire has produced endless talent over the years. Famous (former) inhabitants of the county include Diana Vickers, of X Factor and chart fame, Professor Brian Cox, most famous for presenting and narrating documentaries such as ‘Stargazing Live’ and ‘Human Universe’, and TV star Zoe Ball.
Of course, the food we all associate with Lancashire is the Lancashire Hotpot. The hotpot is a stew, traditionally containing lamb or mutton with onion, topped with sliced potatoes and baked in a heavy pot on a low heat. The hotpot was made famous and served for decades by Betty in the Rovers Return on the much loved north-western soap Coronation Street. The Lancashire Hotpot is best served deliciously stodgy and with lashings of gravy.
However, Lancashire is equally well equipped with fine cuisine as well - Northcote Manor in Blackburn is a luxury country hotel and restaurant in Blackburn and home to esteemed chef Nigel Haworth - and won Luxury Hotel of the Year 2016/2017.
Lancashire also produces rich, Bury black pudding, and plenty of cheese, including strong Lancashire bomb cheese- best eaten with crackers, and crumbly Lancashire cheese, which is delicious in recipes like cheese and onion pie.
If Lancashire life sounds appealing to you, then why not get in contact with one of our many Lancashire branches today to find out more about living in the county:
> Bamber Bridge
> Blackpool, Highfield Road