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Lancashire is a county with a fascinating history to enjoy and explore. Find a holiday rental on the glorious coast, in Morecambe Bay, a delightful, traditional seaside town, or in the British classic, Blackpool. Looking for a rural holiday? Lancashire has several areas of outstanding natural beauty such as the border area with Cumbria, and the Forest of Bowland. If a city break tickles your fancy, Lancaster has a history reaching back to the Romans and makes for the perfect weekend away.Holiday rentals with a history
Lancashire is a large county, and the styles of holiday lettings reflect its long and fascinating history, as well as its diversity of locations. In the rural areas of Lancashire, holiday lettings are often cosy and welcoming pretty barn or stable conversions or farm houses. Urban holiday rentals feature properties which are often in historic buildings with a rich history or converted mills with their own tales to tell.
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Whether you seek the tranquillity of the British countryside, the excitement of the coastal towns or the vibrancy of the city, Lancashire has you covered. Blackpool is without question the UK’s most famous beach and entertainment destination, and Morecambe Bay offers exceptional beaches and plenty of fun for all the family. Head inland to explore the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) on the border with Cumbria. Another AONB is the Forest of Bowland in the centre of the county. Lancashire’s rivers are also natural beauty zones, and its many canals, relics of the county’s industrial past, are now tranquil havens for flora and fauna which have reclaimed the spaces they once ruled over.The industrial heritage of Lancashire
Previously one of the wealthiest and most important places in the world, Lancashire has a rich industrial heritage. Visit the valleys created by the River Ribble where many of the mills used to be part of the cloth making industry. See how the cotton mills drove the economy, and led to the whole area’s prosperity.
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Blackpool’s Pleasure Beach is one of the UK’s finest theme parks, with rides and excitement for people of all ages. What makes Blackpool Pleasure Beach unique is its unrivalled collection of antique wooden roller coasters. The Big Dipper was originally installed in 1923 and offers the kind of thrill that can only be experienced on a truly original wooden coaster. The Pleasure Beach has other unique offerings such as the Steeplechase, where riders sit on a horse which races around a metal track. The park successfully balances speed and adrenaline with top notch rides and wonderful experiences for young children and those who want a more gentle day out!Lancashire for hikers
With several areas certified as being of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you’ll find Lancashire to be the perfect place for a walking holiday. Explore the trail of the Carnforth Canal, where willow trees dip their leaves into the water and wildlife abounds. Or head to Pendle, where once wild boar and wolves roamed. Have no fear, they’re long gone, but the wild and wonderful beauty that they once shared is still there for you to enjoy.
Lancashire was once the most important textile production centre in the world, producing an incredible 32% of the world’s cotton fabrics!
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Head to Pendle to follow the Walking with Witches trail, a historical route taking you through some of the most magical countryside – with a fearsome pas! Pick up a leaflet in the Lancashire town to explain all.2. Step back in time at Lancaster Castle
Not only is it a castle, Lancaster Castle was also the oldest functioning prison in the country until its closure in 2011. Now offering visitors the chance to get a magnificent window back in time, this is an extraordinary opportunity to understand the way that the justice system used to work.3. Experience the textile industry at Helmshore Mills Textile Museum
Immerse yourself in the way life used to be when Lancashire was the world’s leading textile production centre. Learn how fabrics were made and what life was like for the workers at the time.4. Visit the Lancaster Maritime Museum
The Lancaster Maritime Museum pays tribute to the history of fishing in the area, one of Lancashire’s most important industries until fairly recently. The evocative smells, sights and sounds of the fishing ports are recreated here as well as offering the chance to see some of the original fishing vessels.5. Remember the Romans!
Where the Romans went, they built bath houses, and Lancashire was no different. Visit the site of the Ribchester Roman Bath House to see how the ancient residents of the county relaxed and socialised.
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Lancashire
COVID-19 has severely impacted the travel industry. Based on our 2020 data, Lancashire has an annual average price of £115.45 per night.
Travellers who want to save as much as possible should travel to Lancashire in March, January, and February which are the months that offer the most discounts, with average prices of £96.44, £98.42, and £99.64 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
It can be concluded, analysing the data for the year 2020, that the cost per night for accommodation is usually higher, on average, during the months of July (£133.11), December (£129.35), and November (£127.66).
When visiting Lancashire, we recommend you to be proactive, as 72% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
The months when it's the easiest to find free accommodation in Lancashire are May (the average amount of properties that are available reached 45% of the total in 2020), April (41.5%), and January (36%).
According to data from 2020, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in Lancashire are, in order, August (with 8.2% of available rentals), September (9.75%), and July (17%).
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