Lancashire Things to Do

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Lancashire Things to Do

  • Pleasure Beach

    4 out of 5 stars

    Blackpool Things to Do

    The pleasure beach is a large funfair/amusement type park. Its got various rollercoasters including the big one (pepsi max), revelution, grand national to name a few, as well as the iceblast and other thrill rides. There are rides such as ghost train, dodgems, wallace and gromit rides for the less adventurious patrons. Its also has nickeleodan land...

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  • Tower

    4 out of 5 stars

    Blackpool Things to Do

    Several people recommended the circus as one of Blackpool's highlights. I dragged the group to the entrance, but the prices frightened the students, the women used the need to make them company to replace the tower by shopping (what a sacrifice!) and... I was alone. I visited the ballroom, but had no guts to go alone to the circus. Maybe next time,...

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  • Illuminations

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Blackpool Things to Do

    Blackpool has many attractions, but to me the best is that it is by the sea. We picked a n evening that was cold and wet, and yet the views over the water were quite spectacular. Add to that the illuminationns and crowds of people enjoying themselves and it is a brilliant place to spend a few hours. And although it is not my idea of an ideal place...

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  • Louis Tussauds Wax Works Museum

    Blackpool Things to Do

    Are you trying to find a place without a Mc Donald's restaurant or a Madame Tussaud museum? Then forget Blackpool - it has both. No surprise - in a city betting in youth and entertainment both are absolutely natural. When you saw a Madame Tussaud museum you've seen them all - some of the dolls are repeated, some different, but wax is wax and only...

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  • Beach

    Blackpool Things to Do

    The tide has great amplitude making a great difference from low to high tides. We saw some fun in the sand, during low tides, but no one approaching the water, dark and with bad look. Yes, I know that it was the beginning of June, but... I really don't know if it is is suitable to bath or not, and if so, during what period. It's good for our eyes,...

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  • Zoo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Blackpool Things to Do

    Situated in the pleasent district of Stanley Park just half a mile from Blackpool front is the Zoo. A small but nice Zoo very well maintained and clean with friendly helpful staff and a variety of exotic and domestic animals all of which are kept in clean,natural surroundings.There is also the Dinosaur Safari which you can walk around and view the...

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  • Stanley Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Blackpool Things to Do

    Right in the middle of Blackpool you will find Stanley Park. This is a place were I love to go when I want to get away from it all. It is relaxing, friendly and beautiful. You can spend a good couple of hours just walking around this park. There are also a number of activities which you can entertain yourself with when you've done walking!! In the...

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  • Sea Life Centre

    Blackpool Things to Do

    One of the attractions that we didn't enter was Sea Life. It is big and it seems to be well conceived, but, with a group of adult dancers, it didn't become a priority. Located facing the sea. it must be, for sure, a great idea for families

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  • Central Pier

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Blackpool Things to Do

    Blackpool's Central Pier was built 30 years after the North Pier in 1868. It's visible in the distance from the North Pier and South Pier/South Beach areas. The Pier was designed by John Isaac Mawson and built by Richard Laidlaw and Son (who had already built the North Pier). The Central Pier originally emphasised fun in contrast to the North Pier...

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  • North Pier

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Blackpool Things to Do

    Built to be used as a promenade over the sea, the pier was later enriched with some amusement, with bars and theatres. In the good old days it was aimed to attract the upper market. Now, after fires and damages... it is there, and people keeps walking along it.

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  • Piers

    Blackpool Things to Do

    Blackpool doesnt do things by halfs and therfore it is no surpirse that the resort has not one but three Piers. These are located along the famous golden mile and equaly devided into North,central and south promanade. All the piers offer somthing for everyone and are yet individual in their own way. North Pier This is most serdate of the three...

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  • Promenade

    Blackpool Things to Do

    A recent addition to Blackpool's attractions is the 'comedy carpet'. Located on the promenade directly in front of the tower it consists of 850 different 'tiles' painted onto the ground. Each one contains a few lines, sketch or just a catchphrase from Britains comedians, poets or songsters. The mix kept me amused for ages, and i probably read less...

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  • Winter Gardens

    Blackpool Things to Do

    The centre of my interest in Blackpool, this is a wide classical building, housing several indoor activities. Dancing was the subject that took us there, and it was perfectly organized, with the action in the main room, and specialized displays and services around it.

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  • Town Hall

    Blackpool Things to Do

    Blackpool Town Hall is a great looking building with many fine architectural features. It is a Grade 2 listed building. It was designed by Potts, Son and Hemmings and was built in 1895-1900. It replaced an earlier building on this site.

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  • South Pier

    Blackpool Things to Do

    On South Pier in summer you will find some scary looking rides like the Skyscreamer (I don't even want to know how this one works I think ;) or the rollercoaster right at the end of the pier (I bet you get scary views from there). There's also a cinema and a restaurant here. We walked underneath the pier when the tide was still low. It was lovely...

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  • Visit the Small Town of Clitheroe.

    Staying on a small caravan site not too far from Clitheroe, we decided we had to have a look round this great little town, It is wonderfully located in the Ribble Valley, in beautiful countryside and very close to the Forest of Bowland.It is a hugely popular destination for outdoor types, with walking and cycling probably being the main...

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  • Lancaster canal [ Northern reaches]

    This is a short scenic walk along a disused section of the Lancaster canal is from bridge number 162 to bridge 155 near the village of Farleton a few miles from the cumbrian town of Kendal.

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  • The Lancaster Canal [GALGATE AREA]

    This walk is along one of the prettiest section of this canal, starting at the small village of Galgate and walking south for some 2.5/3.0 miles and then returning back the same way.The walk is very flat and the towpath is very well made up and will take the average person 2 hours to complete.There is a varied selection of refreshments available in...

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  • Dunsop Bridge, The Geographic Centre of...

    On our most recent visit to this area we paid a visit to Dunsop Bridge,Great Britain's geographical central point.It was a cold, dull, windy day so we decided it was the perfect day to have a walk!! We parked in the Pay and Display car park (£1 for four hours which we didn't think was too extortionate) and duly used the toilet facilities for full...

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  • Dean clough [Blackburn lancashire]

    This is one of my local walks been only 10 mins from home.The walk is based around Dean clough reservoir and the moors and woodland that surround it..Built in 1869 and named after the valley which contained Dean brook.

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  • Canal walking historic...

    Lancashire and the northwest of England are full of the industrial past.The canals around Manchester being a big part of that industrial revolution that help make England an world leader in the 18th and 19th century.The walks may not be scenic but allow us to see the industry of our past.

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  • Mr Thurston Smith [ENGINE MAN]

    When visiting east Lancashire,a great deal of people have a thought that the area is grimy with old mills everywhere,this was the Lancashire of past,and is not the case now.Many of the old mills are now just memories,some do still survive,a few as shopping centres,but the steam engines that worked these mills are long gone,Mr Thurston Smith through...

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  • A CHARMING DAY OUT FOR THE FAMILY...

    THE WILD BOAR PARK IN CHIPPING LANCASHIRE,IS FUN FILLED DAY OUT .AS THE NAME STATES YOU WILL FIND WILD BOAR HERE AS WELL AS SOME OTHER WELL KNOWN LITTLE CRITTERS [MEERKATS],ALONG WITH WILD OWLS AND LARMAS, A SHOP AND CAFE ON SITE,THIS ALL INCLUDED WITH A VERY SENIC SETTING AND RIVERSIDE WOODLAND WALK.

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  • Manchester

    Manchester is located to the north-west of England and is noted for its architecture, culture, its music scene and the city’s football clubs. Must see sights include: the Town Hall, the Rylands Library, Albert Square, Piccadilly Gardens and the Manchester Museum to name but a few.December 2013See My Travel Page for more information.

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  • Blackpool

    No matter what the time of year, Britain’s best known seaside resort of Blackpool is irresistible to families and people of all ages. With seven miles of sandy beaches, three piers, Blackpool Pleasure Beach the Tower and late in the year the Illuminations there is always plenty to be getting on with whatever the weather. Must see sights include:...

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  • Ribchester

    Ribchester is a small village in the Ribble valley, some 6 miles west of Blackburn. It sits alongside the river Ribble nestling under longridge fell.The Romans built a fort here, Bremetennacum, of which remains of the granary and bath house have been excavated..The fort was occuppied until 4thc AD when the Romans left the village. Excavations began...

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  • Foulridge

    We discovered Foulridge Wharf on the Leeds/Liverpool canal purely by chance, looking for somewhere to have a run out to from Clitheroe.It is south of Barnoldswick, 1.5 miles north of Colne and sits on the borders of Lancashire and Yorkshire.It was a thriving mill town with a huge weaving industry and when the canal was built, raw cotton from...

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  • Slaidburn

    Slaidburn is in the Hodder Valley in the Trough of Bowland and is classed as An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Surrounded by the protecting Bowland Fells and sitting on the banks of the river Hodder, time seems to have stood still here.Many of the houses belonged to Bowland estate and were occuppied by farming tenants for over 200 years.Today,...

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  • The Little Village of Chipping.

    It's not easy to get to Chipping,which is located in an area of natural beauty called the Trough of Bowland, especially from the north, as you are prone to turn off the main A road as soon as feasible. That is when you have to become an excellent map reader, as there are literally hundreds of small roads around here, often not sign posted or some...

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  • Buying Books

    I can spend hours in the Old Pier Book Shop, it’s an Aladdin’s cave of well worn second hand books, get in there and have a root around, you are bound to find something you like.

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  • Fairground

    Some of you may remember Frontier Land, which is now a piece of waste ground but Morecambe still has a small fairground on the Prom, which opens during the season (from around Easter), it’s nothing special but might keep your kids amused for an hour.

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  • Walk Along the Prom to Heysham

    It would be a shame to come to Morecambe without a trip to Heysham Village, its easily walkable you just head south along the promenade and keep going it’s only a mile or two. If you must drive you just head south too but make sure you look out for the Heysham Village sign because the rest of Heysham is largely modern housing estates and if you...

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  • Take the Train around the bay

    Perhaps the best way to see Morecambe Bay is by train because the track hugs the coastline making for some spectacular views. Chose a clear day and get the bus from Morecambe through to Carnforth (this way you avoid having to change trains at Lancaster) and pick up the Barrow train from there.For the best views go at least as far as the market town...

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  • Morecambe Bay Walks

    One of the most beautiful views in the world. The bay is tidal and varies in width at several points. The tide goes out so far at certain times that it is possible to walk across the bay and there are several walks with guides at different times of the year. In olden days there was a coach which travelled across the bay daily (depending on when the...

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