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.
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!