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Destination Guide

Lancashire & Greater Manchester

Lancashire & Greater Manchester

Tourist Information

Things to See & Do with Hotels  in Lancashire & Greater Manchester


Lancashire has glorious countryside, a wide range of outdoor activities, fantastic beaches, such as Blackpool, St Annes and Southport, a huge range of visitor attractions and outstanding entertainment. You can experience historic buildings, outstanding industrial heritage, buzzing nighlife and famous sporting events. From Britain's most popular resort of Blackpool to the 300 square miles Forest of Bowland area of outstanding natural beauty. From leisurely strolls in the Pennines to the cosmopolitan city of Manchester, Lancashire and Greater Manchester has everything you need and all easily accessible from your hotel:

Bowland Wild Boar Park - a great day out for all the family, with animal interations and forest walks.

National Football Museum - Preston. The world's best football museum, taking an amazing journey through football history & great fotballing moments.

Queen St Textile Mill Museum - A unique survivor, representing the last commercial powered textile mill in the world, with demonstrations.

Golf- Some of the UK's best golf courses are located near Lytham St Annes ( Royal Lytham, St Annes old links, Fairhaven and Lytham Green). Further afield there are 7 of Englands top 36 golf courses on Englands golf coast.

Walking - take in the scenenry, the towns, villages and coastline from short rambles to wide range treks. Download over 40 walking routes in Lancashire.

Greater Manchester

Manchester is the UK's 3rd largest city, and Greater Manchester covers 500 square miles, waiting to be explored.
Culture and heritage. Manchester is now a thriving metropolis, but it’s not hard to spot Manchester’s past. Central Library, inspired by the Pantheon in Rome, is the largest municipal library in the world; and the magnificent Royal Exchange Theatre, formerly the Cotton Exchange, now houses the world’s largest theatre-in-the-round.

The city’s attractions – from the museums and galleries, to sports stadiums and music venues – offer something for everyone. Most of Manchester’s 90 or so museums are free, including the galleries at the world-famous Lowry Centre. If you don’t know where to start exploring Manchester, try an open bus tour from St Peter’s Square.

Manchester is a shopping destination in its own right, even rivalling the reputation of London. Manchester Fashion Market is the first dedicated fashion market in the North West; King Street is destination designer labels, and their is the massive shopping arena at the Trafford Centre.

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