Amusement Park in Blackpool

Blackpool Pleasure Beach

The main reason for Blackpool's immense popularity is the Blackpool Pleasure Beach, a 16-hectare collection of more than 145 rides that attracts some seven million visitors annually. As amusement parks go, it's easi…
Castle in Lancaster

Lancaster Castle

Lancaster's most imposing building is the castle, built in 1150 but added to over the centuries: the Well Tower dates from 1325 and is also known as the Witches' Tower because its basement dungeon was used to impris…
Museum in Lancaster

Judges' Lodgings

The former home of witch-hunter Thomas Covell (who 'caught' the poor Pendle women), Lancaster's oldest town house, a Grade I–listed Georgian building, is now home to a Museum of Furnishings by master builders Gillow…
Church in Lancaster

Priory Church

Immediately next to Lancaster Castle is the equally fine priory church, founded in 1094 but extensively remodelled in the Middle Ages.
Amusement Park in Blackpool

Blackpool Tower

Built in 1894, this 154m-high tower is Blackpool's most recognisable landmark. Watch a 4D film on the town's history in the Blackpool Tower Eye (a 2011 addition), before taking the elevator up to the observation dec…
Gardens in Lancaster

Williamson Park & Tropical Butterfly House

Lancaster's highest point is the 22-hectare spread of this elegant park, the highlights of which are (besides the views) the Tropical Butterfly House, full of exotic and stunning species, and the Ashton Memorial, a …
Historic Building in Clitheroe

Norman Keep & Castle Museum

Dominating the skyline for the last 800 years is this Norman keep, England's smallest and the only remaining castle in the country to have kept a royal garrison during the Civil War. It was built in 1186 and capture…
Amusement Park in Blackpool

Sandcastle Waterpark

Across from Pleasure Beach is this indoor water complex with 15 different slides and rides, including the Hyperzone, which has the complex's most popular slides – Aztec Falls, Montezooma, the Sidewinder and Master B…
Landmark in Blackpool

North Pier

Built in 1862 and opening a year later, the most famous of Blackpool's three Victorian piers once charged a penny for admission; its plethora of unexciting rides are now free.