Lancashire in North West England covers an area of over 1,000 square miles. Around 80% of the county is rural, comprising sprawling countryside, canal waterways, and national parks. Explorers can enjoy hiking or cycling in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), such as the Forest of Bowland and Pendle Hill. Both are rich in rare wildlife and natural landscapes, with long-distance trails and spectacular views.

    A road trip across Lancashire leads you to a good mix of modern cities, market towns, and rural villages. Draped in rich history, the county has many castles and towers dating back to medieval times. One of its most iconic structures is Lancaster Castle, where the infamous Lancashire Witch Trials of 1612 took place. Modern marvels are plentiful as well, ranging from world-class golf courses and marinas to waterparks and observation decks.

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