Tourist Information in Lancashire
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The County of Lancashire is in a most advantageous spot in England, with the Pennines and the Yorkshire Dales running down its eastern flank, the Lake District falling on its northern boundary and the Irish Sea running down its western side. Major rivers flow over its coastal plain to the sea and in between is the Forest of Bowland another area of natural beauty waiting for exploration.

The major towns are to the south of the County where once there were hundreds of textile mills and collieries.


Lancashire is also known for its red symbol the Red Rose of Lancaster which refers back to the War of the Roses in the 15th century and it gave the UK one of its traditional stews - the Lancashire Hotpot.

Since Victorian times Blackpool has been the holiday centre for the north of England and the industrial holidays in the textile mills of Lancashire saw a massive influx of people looking for entertainment and relaxation - a change from the harshness of their working lives.

Blackpool has moved with the times and has changed to meet the needs of its visitors but it still provides good reasonably-priced accommodation and entertainment which is why it is still Britain's most popular resort.

In Autumn, the famous "Illuminations" provide a further boost to the tourist trade and early evening sees queues of vehicles travelling slowly (very slowly) along the seafront to see this annual spectacle.

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach - the biggest single tourist attraction in the UK draws over 6 million visitors each year. This is home to several traditional wooden rollercoaster's (real rollercoaster's) of which The Grand National is the most famous world-wide.

 

Tourist Information Centres

ACCRINGTON
Town Hall, Blackburn Road, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 1LA
Tel: 01254 380293    Fax: 01254 380291
E-mail: janet.flanagan@hyndburnbc.gov.uk

BARNOLDSWICK
The Council Shop, Fernlea Avenue, Barnoldswick, Lancashire, BB18 5DL
Tel: 01282 666704    Fax: 01282 666704

BENTHAM
Tourist Information Centre, 26 Main Street, High Bentham, Lancashire, LA2 7HL
Tel: 015242 62549    Fax: 015242 61030
E-mail: post@benthamdt.demon.co.uk

BLACKBURN
Tourist Information Centre, 15-17 Railway Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 5AX
Tel: 01254 53277   Fax: 01254 683536
E-mail: visit@blackburn.gov.uk
Web: www.blackburn.gov.uk

BLACKPOOL (CLIFTON STREET)
1 Clifton Street, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 1LY
Tel: 01253 478222    Fax: 01253 478210
E-mail: tic@blackpool.gov.uk

BURNLEY
Tourist Information Centre, Burnley Mechanics, Manchester Road, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1JA
Tel: 01282 664421   Fax: 01282 664431
E-mail: tic@burnley.gov.uk
Web: www.burnley.gov.uk

CLEVELEYS
Victoria Square, Thornton, Cleveleys, Lancashire, FY5 1AU
Tel: 01253 853378    Fax: 01253 866124

CLITHEROE
12-14 Market Place, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2DA
Tel: 01200 425566    Fax: 01200 414488
E-mail: tourism@ribblevalley.gov.uk

FLEETWOOD
Old Ferry Office, The Esplanade, Fleetwood, Lancashire, FY7 6DL
Tel: 01253 773953    Fax: 01253 876656

GARSTANG
Discovery Centre, High Street, Garstang, Lancashire, PR3 1FU
Tel: 01995 602125    Fax: 01253 604325

LANCASTER (M6 Services)
Lancaster Services, M6 North, White Carr Lane, Bay Horse, Lancaster, LA2 9DU
Tel: 01524 792181    Fax: 01524 792676

LANCASTER
The Storey Creative Industries Centre, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH
Tel: 01524 582394
E-mail: lancastervic@lancaster.gov.uk

LYTHAM ST. ANNES
67 St. Annes Rd West, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1SH
Tel: 0906 680 0033     Fax: 01253 640708
E-mail: touristinformation@fylde.gov.uk

MORECAMBE
Old Station Buildings, Marine Road Central, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA4 4DB
Tel: 01524 582808    Fax: 01524 832549
E-mail: tourism@lancaster.gov.uk

PENDLE HERITAGE CENTRE
Park Hill, Barrowford, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 6JQ
Tel: 01282 661701    Fax: 01282 661701
E-mail: tic@htnw.co.uk

PRESTON
The Guildhall, Lancaster Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 1HT
Tel: 01772 253731    Fax: 01772 563850
E-mail: tourism@preston.gov.uk

ROSSENDALE INFORMATION CENTRE
Rawtenstall Library, Queen's Square, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, BB4 6QU
Tel: 01706 825905   Fax: 01706 827536
E-mail: tourism@rossendalebc.gov.uk



  

Useful links

Blackpool Shows - www.blackpoollive.com

The Grand Theatre - www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk