Welcome to Lancashire's Townpage
Bacup - Rossendale town, north of Rochdale, typical of the old mill towns, with Victorian buildings. Surrounded by high moors.
Blackpool - A seaside resort in Lancashire on the North West Coast of England Blackpool is a popular holiday destination for many families in the UK. Blackpool Tower, Pleasure Beach Winter Gardens, The Zoo, seeing Elvis at Louis Tussuad's Waxworks or shark watching at the Sealife centre being just some of the attractions.
Carnforth - This was a busy industrial town beside Morecombe Bay, where, until the 1930s, the Cumbian iron ore (from Millom for instance) was smelted. Carnforth is an important railway junction and there is a major visitor attraction at 'Steamtown' with a substantial collection of steam locomotives kept in working order.
Clitheroe - An attractive town on the banks of the Ribble at the foot of Pendle Hill. The most northerly of the Cotton Towns. Has remains of a Norman castle. Pendle Hill was where George Fox had a vision. He later formed the Society of Friends. Pendle Hill also has witchcraft connections. An excellent centre for exploring Ribblesdale and Bowland.
Darwen - Town to the south of Blackburn, with past dominated by coal mining, cotton spinning and weaving and manufacture of paper. Important centre for production of wall paper, with other industries now including engineering and plastics.
Fleetwood - Fleetwood is a port and busy seaside resort with a beautiful yacht marina, pier and promenade packed with lots to do. Home to the famous “Fisherman’s Friend” lozenges, Fleetwood was Britain’s first town with a main street tramway which travels to Blackpool, and there is also a lighthouse in the middle of Fleetwood’s main road.
During the year many colourful regattas are held at Britain’s largest model boating and yachting pool. Other attractions at Fleetwood include its popular marine hall and gardens, mount craft centre, traditional Fleetwood Market and Museum.
Garstang - Garstang is a small market town, rich in history and gateway to some of the finest country walking routes in the North West. In the 18th Century Garstang was a popular stopping point for coaches on route from London to Edinburgh and the market dates back to 1310 and the days of Edward II. Overlooking the town are the ruins of Greenhalgh Castle, destroyed by Oliver Cromwell in 1646, but the town, once referred to as “Cherstanc” in the Domesday book combines both quaint alleyways and historic buildings with modern high street stores and restaurants.
Poulton-Le-Fylde - Poulton-le-Fylde is an ancient market town with cobbled streets and historic churches. It was once a busy port and has even been mentioned in the Domesday Book. In contrast to it’s historic past, the town has many new shops, restaurants and tea rooms.
During the summer months, Poulton-le-Fylde is littered with tourists who fill the local pubs, creating a great holiday atmosphere.
St Chad’s is an ancient Parish Church that lies in the heart of the town and is well known for being one of the most attractive buildings in the area. Poulton-le-Fylde is however most well known for it’s part in the Britain in Bloom competition. It has represented North East England and regularly takes top prize.
Visitors can enjoy water sports on the Wyre, such as waterskiing and there is also a pathway to the Wyre Estuary Country Park. The real port activities have long since moved down to Fleetwood at the mouth of the Wyre.
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Rossendale - One of the most picturesque and interesting area's of Lancashire's hill countryside, a valley with the towns of Rawtenstall, Haslingden and Bacup. Important part of the newly designated South Pennine Heritage Area. Industries of Rawtenstall have included wool working until cotton took over. It also manufactures shoes. The town has the last temperance bar in Britain. A 45 mile Rossendale Way encircles Rossendale.
Thornton-Cleveleys - Thornton-Cleveleys is located in the North West of England on the coast of the Irish Sea. Many visitors to the town believe it to have little history as the area is covered with modern housing, however the town was mentioned in William the Conqueror’s Domesday Book and was known as “Ritherholme” after the rivulet that flowed into the sea there.
Thornton Cleveleys is one of the Wyre’s busiest seaside resorts and is just a tram ride away from Blackpool. Attractions in the town include Marsh Mill-in-Wyre the historic windmill, Punch and Judy and the Wyre Estuary Country Park.
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