Happy Lancashire Day! 5 Reasons To Visit Lancashire

Did you know today is Lancashire Day? With so much history, things to see and explore Lancashire has lots to offer. Here are just five reasons Lancashire is worth celebrating.

Lancashire Rose, the heraldic device of the House of Lancaster

Lancashire Day commemorates the day in 1295 when Lancashire sent its first representatives to Parliament by King Edward I of England to attend what later became known as The Model Parliament.

Lancashire Day was first observed in 1996 with the loyal toast to “The Queen, Duke of Lancaster”, and is celebrated throughout the county.

At Lancaster House, we are so proud to be a part of Lancashire that we feature the red rose of Lancashire in the hotel’s logo, the heraldic device of the House of Lancaster.

Here are five reasons Lancashire is Great

1. Lancashire Hot Pot

Something we will defiantly be having for tea tonight is Lancashire Hotpot. Lancaster House previous shared their Lamb Hot Pot Recipe so you can make it at home.

lamb-hot-pot
A Classic Lancashire Hot Pot Recipe
Lancashire Hot Pot Served in The Foodworks restaurant.
Lancashire Hot Pot Served in The Foodworks Restaurant.

2. Dramatic Countryside

The majority of tourists may drive through Lancashire on their way to the Lake District to enjoy the great pastime of walking – but they are missing a trick!

Down the road in North Lancashire, the walking culture is just as vibrant, especially in the Trough of Bowland.

Lancashire Countryside
Lancashire Countryside
Lancaster Canal - great for easy scenic walks
Lancaster Canal – great for easy scenic walks
A view of a beautiful countryside path in the forest of Bowland in Lancashire
A view of a beautiful countryside path in the forest of Bowland in Lancashire

3. Lancashire Cheese

Lancashire is well known for in Cheeses. Crumbly Lancashire, Tasty Lancashire, Creamy Lancashire and Garstang Blue are all national favourites. Take a Lancashire Cheese Trail or Sample some of the counties finest in Lancaster House’s Sandemans Bar.

Lancashire Cheese Board with Sandemans Port in the Sandemans Bar
Lancashire Cheese Board with Sandemans Port in the Sandemans Bar

4. Historical Connections

Lancaster is the City that gives Lancashire its name. Lancaster has several unique ties to the British monarchy. With its history based on its port and canal, Lancaster is an ancient settlement, dominated by Lancaster Castle.

Lancaster Castle is a medieval castle in Lancaster in the English county of Lancashire. Its early history is unclear, but may have been founded in the 11th century on the site of a Roman fort overlooking a crossing of the River Lune. Credit: Dan Tierney / CC 2.0
Lancaster Castle is a medieval castle in Lancaster in the English county of Lancashire. Its early history is unclear, but may have been founded in the 11th century on the site of a Roman fort overlooking a crossing of the River Lune. Credit: Dan Tierney / CC 2.0
Historic Cobbled Street on Castle Hill in Lancaster. Credit: Terran Brown / CC 2.0
Historic Cobbled Street on Castle Hill in Lancaster. Credit: Terran Brown / CC 2.0
The Ashton Memorial is a folly in Williamson Park, Lancaster, Lancashire, England built between 1907 and 1909 by millionaire industrialist Lord Ashton in memory of his second wife, Jessy.
The Ashton Memorial is a folly in Williamson Park, Lancaster, Lancashire, England built between 1907 and 1909 by millionaire industrialist Lord Ashton in memory of his second wife, Jessy.

It is also home to Lancaster House, our 4-star hotel just a short drive away from the historic City Centre.

5. Beautiful Coasts

Lancashire has many breathtaking beaches and coastlines, from the bright lights of Blackpool to the beauty of Morecambe Bay and the peaceful surroundings of Silverdale and Arnside.

Situated on Morecambe Bay, the Art-deco gem, The Midland Hotel has  views of unrivalled Morecambe Bay. Why not try the local delicacy of Morecambe Bay Shrimps in The Sun Terrace Restaurant while watching the sunset over the bay.

Boat on the Bay at Morecambe
Boat on the Bay at Morecambe
Views over Morecambe Bay
Views over Morecambe Bay

Book you Lancashire Break

With so much to offer, Lancshire is the perfect destination to book a short Lancashire hotel break. We hope to welcome you to the Red Rose County soon!

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