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Lancashire, in the north west of England, is well known for its major part in the UK's industrial revolution with its mill towns and collieries. Explore this rich history by visiting the museums on offer or visit historical towns like Blackburn or Darwen. Or take a trip to the coast and experience the thrills of Blackpool and its view from the famous tower.

Lancashire - The Travelling Reader

Places to visit

Lancaster castle, Beacon Fell, Morecambe Bay, Lancaster city museum, Lancaster priory, Rivington Pike, Astley park.


Books based in this county:

Authors associated with this county 

Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.

Angela Brazil (schoolgirl series)

Anthony Burgess (A Clockwork Orange)

Charles Dickens (Preston inspired Hard Times)

Elizabeth Gaskell (North and South)

Joseph Delaney (Wardstone Chronicles) 

Deborah Swift

Trevor Hoyle

Anna Jacobs

Audrey Howard

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Lancashire - The Travelling Reader


Our box included the book Into the Trees by Robert Williams.

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Included: book, tea, bookmark, chocolates, biscuits, calendar, Eccles cakes, photos, travel information, personalised postcard.

Map  by Nilfanion [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons. Not affiliated with The Travelling Reader.

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