Lancashire is perfect location if you are planning a staycation this spring or summer. Equally, a short City Break in Lancashire can offer everything on your holiday tick list. Lancaster House and The Midland in Morecambe are perfect bases for exploring city, coast and countryside.
If you look up the definition of ‘Lancashire’ you may be told it’s a ‘moist, crumbly, white English cheese’. Well, it is so much more than that! Although Lancashire certainly does contain within it that delicacy, it’s so much more than cheese. Lancashire is a northern county framed with a stunning coastline, grand rugged countryside, a fascinating history, and chic city culture.
Lancashire is certainly a place to consider when making plans for a short Spring break or your annual summer holiday. We have a great choice when it comes to deciding where to stay, and plenty of ideas on how to spend your time when you are here.
Spring in the Forest of Bowland
As the weather starts to warm up and the days become longer, there are lots of outdoor places and activities to explore in Lancashire. As Spring turns to summer there is a huge choice when it comes to Lancashire walks, cycling and outdoor pursuits. We are big supporters of the Forest of Bowland, not only is it an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but its dramatic scenery is also one of the country’s best kept secrets. Lancashire has a network of canals where you can enjoy a leisurely cruise, and the canal paths make for relatively easy cycling options.
There are family activities aplenty, from animal parks to beaches, theme parks to working farms. We mustn’t forget that the county also includes Blackpool and all the fun of that particular fair! Whether you are catering for toddlers or teenagers, Lancashire will provide something for all the family.
We have lots of ideas about how to spend your time in Lancashire. Whether that’s a city break, a holiday in the country or some quality time together by the coast. Check out our suggestions for Walks in Lancashire, Lancashire Activities for Adults and Couples, Lancashire Attractions for Children and Families, Lancashire Castles, Grand Houses, Museums and Monuments, and Unusual Spring Summer Activities in Lancashire.
Avenham and Miller Park, Lancashire
We have two great suggestions for places to stay in Lancashire, both quite different from each other, but equally comfortable and where you will receive a warm and friendly welcome.
Lancaster House is perfectly placed on the outskirts of the historic city of Lancaster. Great for city breaks, but with the added benefit of having the stunning Forest of Bowland on its doorstep and the excitement of Blackpool close by. The on-site Health Club facilities make it a perfect base for both adults, couples and family groups. If the weather is not great for outdoor adventures, you can enjoy the indoor pool, hot tub, steam room and sauna. For the fitness conscious visitors, there is a fully equipped gym to ensure your day starts or finishes well.
There’s a choice of cuisine on offer. The Foodworks Restaurant features the best of Lancashire produce, whilst The Sandeman Bar is great for casual dining, and has a great selection of popular dishes.
It’s been called the Jewel in the Crown of the northwest coastline. The Midland is a stunning art deco hotel boasting all the glamour of that period. Stunning sunsets across Morecambe Bay to the Lake District hills beyond, and the fresh reinvigorating air that you only get at a seaside resort.
The Midland has 44 period-inspired bedrooms, sophisticated comfort with quirky design features. Again, you have a choice when it comes to dining. The AA-rosette Sun Terrace restaurant serves contemporary British cuisine featuring great local Lancashire and Cumbrian ingredients. With magnificent views from the restaurant, it becomes an awe-inspiring dining experience. Afternoon Tea at The Midland has become something of a grand day out for many people, and features on the top of their ‘must do’ list. The Rotunda offers casual dining with sandwiches, popular dishes as well as the infamous Lancashire Tapas Platters. There’s also an impressive list of spirits, wines and cocktails – a great way to get your evening started.