Hotels in Lancashire
In the Lune valley, between the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, this ‘comfortable hotel with modern, well-appointed bedrooms’ was Andrew Wildsmith’s first foray into the hospitality field.
Just beyond the village, Julie and Patrick Beaumé’s 17th-century coaching inn has winsome views over the River Wyre and is appealingly quirky inside.
‘Quite an appearance.’ A well-illuminated display of gin bottles on glass shelves greets visitors to Philip Whiteman’s ‘well-kept, traditional’ inn in a scenic village outside Manchester.
Where to stay in Lancashire: family hotels and cosy B&Bs
Family days out, nostalgic trips to Blackpool Pleasure Beach, the Beacon Fell Country Park, the Tolkien Trail, and an abundance of history to explore – Lancashire has much to offering visitors on short holidays and mini breaks in the area.
Lancashire’s key role in Britain’s history is evident – it’s industrial dominance, it’s bustle cities – particularly Liverpool and Manchester, which grew with their trading strength to be amongst the largest in England. Mill towns, cotton and collieries marked the region as a centre of capitalist growth, and today those things have helped to set it apart as a place for tourism as well.
That said, Lancashire is also an exceptionally beautiful part of the world. Outside the cities, the coastline of Morecambe Bay with its rich wildlife and status as an Area of Outstanding Natural beauty, the undulating fells and moorland of the Forest of Bowland and Pennines in the east, and the flat and fertile coastal plains around Ormskirk and the Ribble Estuary mark it as as opportunity to explore, hike, walk the dog and discover a multifaceted Lancashire while on holiday here.
The region’s diversity is reflected in its hotel offerings. The likes of Hipping Hall, a countryside gem at Cowan Bridge, epitomise the area’s rural splendour – it’s warm charm and welcome, vs Raffles Hotel & Tea Room in Blackpool; a good value traditional hotel close to particular tourist attractions including the Winter Gardens, the promenade and the beach. Wherever you go, the promise of an excellent cup of tea, cake and a hearty greeting abound.
Good Hotel Guide gift vouchers make an ideal Christmas, birthday or wedding present. You can make a gift of any monetary value from £100-£1,000. It also comes with a free copy of the Guide.Buy Gift Voucher