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.
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)
Our box included the book Into the Trees by Robert Williams.
Included: book, tea, bookmark, chocolates, biscuits, calendar, Eccles cakes, photos, travel information, personalised postcard.
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