Definitive guide to Lancashire launched

Jewel: Brockholes Nature Resrve near Preston
Jewel: Brockholes Nature Resrve near Preston
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Tourism chiefs have named some of Lancashire’s best loved attractions in a new guide.

With over 60 million visitors to the county each year, the new Lancashire Visitor Guide 2013 has outlined some of the great places to visit for tourists to add to their itinerary.

Included in the guide is Preston’s 21 mile cycle route, the Guild Wheel alongside Brockholes Nature Reserve and for those who prefer viewing the Lancashire countryside on two legs instead two wheels, the Tolkien Trail; made famous by a certain trilogy of books.

A spokesperson from Marketing Lancashire said: “Lancashire is the second most visited county in the North West, and each year welcomes more visitors to its country, coast and city attractions than The Lake District.

“Each New Year we set out with good intentions to walk more, cycle more, spend more time in the great outdoors, eat better and generally look after ourselves and those dearest to us.

“And where better than to look to Lancashire’s picturesque lanes and peaceful valleys, its untamed coastline and welcoming attractions to meet all of these resolutions?”

Preston’s Guild Year and the 400th anniversary of the Pendle Witch Trials were celebrated in 2012 which highlighted the rich history that Lancashire has to offer.

Both the newly signed 51 mile Witches Walk from Pendle to Lancaster and the Pendle Sculpture Trail in Aitken Wood, close to Pendle Hill which was developed by local artists, are mentioned in the guide.

The definitive guide includes mouth-watering Lancashire recipes, a directory of quality places to stay and eat for those who wish to rest their weary feet, as well as festivals, trails and ideas for great days out.

The new Lancashire Visitor Guide 2013 is available now at or from your local visitor information centre.