Lancashire Quick Facts & Figures

Map of Lancashire
Lancashire in England Map – GFDL via wikipedia commons

Lancashire is located in North West England, prominent cities and towns in the area include Lancaster, Preston and Blackpool. Lancashire is well located for visiting the City of Manchester, England’s north west region including the Lake District.

Lancashire includes the famous seaside town of Blackpool, the county has many miles of scenic coastline and beaches, small towns and villages full of character and plenty of open spaces allowing visitors to get away from it all and enjoy the best of the scenic countryside. Local attractions & places of interest include Blackpool and its various attractions including pleasure beach, tower and illuminations, Morecombe Bay, Lancaster Cathedral, Lancaster Castle and The Forest of Bowland (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). There are a number of historic buildings, castles, museums and galleries for visitors to explore in the area.

The area is host to a number of local festivals, shows, fairs and concerts throughout the year


Lancashire Quick Facts

Population: 1,449,300

Region: North West England

Area total: 3,079 sq km

Languages: English

Dialling Code: 01524 (Lancaster), 01772 (Preston), 01253 (Blackpool).

Postcode Area LA (Lancaster), PR1-2 (Preston), FY (Blackpool).

Closest Airports: Blackpool Airport, Manchester Airport and Liverpool Airport.

Local Food: Pan Haggerty, Lancashire Meat and Potato Pie, Golden Vegetable Soup, Lancashire Hot Pot, Eccles Cakes and Artisan Cheeses.

Nearest Towns & Cities: Lancaster, Preston, Skelmersdale, Burnley and Blackburn.

Famous Attractions: Blackpool and its various attractions including pleasure beach, tower and illuminations, Morecombe Bay, Lancaster Cathedral, Lancaster Castle and The Forest of Bowland (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).
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