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How To Live Like A Local: Lancashire

Discover some of the sights, tastes and sounds of the north when you visit tourist hotspot Lancashire. There’s plenty of activities to get up to, loads of places to visit and eateries to try out. We have two parks in Lancashire, Marton Mere and Cala Gran, so we have come up with a guide to help you fit in with the locals when you explore the local areas around our parks.

Traditional Food in Lancashire 

When you’re visiting the area, make sure you try some of these tasty traditional dishes!

1. Lancashire Hotpot

This is a delicious casserole dish which consists of layers of meat and root vegetables, topped with a layer of potato slices, slow cooked in an oven, in a covered pot.

2. Eccles Cakes

They’re always referred to as cakes, but technically they’re pastries. Eccles Cakes are filled with currants and made from flaky pastry with butter, sometimes topped with demerara sugar. Traditionally they are served with Lancashire cheese.

3. Lancashire Cheese

Mentioned above as part of the delivery of Eccles Cakes, Lancashire Cheese has three distinct varieties; young Creamy Lancashire, mature Tasty Lancashire, and Crumbly Lancashire.

Famous Sayings in Lancashire 

Here are some phrases you might not know of that may come in handy when visiting the area.

Pongers – feet

Kecks – trousers

Peggit – run for your life

Babby – baby

Cakehole – mouth

Moggy – insects

Owt – anything

Use yer loaf – Use your brain

Scran – food

Famous Sights in Lancashire

North Wales is full of rugged cliffs, pristine beaches and spectacular views, it really is a breath-taking part of the country. With so much to see and do in this part of the country, we have found three of the top places we think you should definitely check out.

Lancaster Castle

One of the most captivating historical landmarks in the country, Lancaster Castle is a must-visit if you’re in Lancashire. Believed to have been founded in the 11th century on a Roman fort, the castle is steeped in history, and it’s beautiful to look around.

Blackpool Tower and Illuminations

Probably everybody’s first thought when they think of Blackpool, the tower dominates the skyline and helps the town attract millions of tourists each year. You can enjoy a ride to the top of the tower, check out the dungeons below, and even enjoy some ballroom dancing.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

An amusement park ride by the seaside – what more could you ask for? And if you’re brave enough take a ride on the wooden Big Dipper rollercoaster which first opened all the way back in 1923, or try out what is believed to be Europe’s oldest ride Sir Hiram Maxim’s Captive Flying Machines. Blackpool Pleasure Beach is like no other theme park.

To see what we got up to when we went to visit Lancashire, watch the video below!

Have you tried any of these local delicacies or visited these famous sights? Or do you have any more sayings that you think should be included? Let us know in the comment section below! 

If you’re looking to find out more about our holiday parks in Lancashire click here 

Comments
  • Ibrahim Kareem

    Would it be possible to link to The Blackpool Tower website as well? Like you’ve done for pleasure beach.