The county of Lancashire is situated in North West England whose county town is Lancaster. In this ancient town on the River Lune, you will see the magnificent fortification of Lancaster Castle, which was also the longest-serving operational prison in Europe until 2011.
Lancashire features wonderful countryside including two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) - the Forest of Bowland, where you will find Pendle Hill known for the tale of the Pendle Witches, and Arnside & Silverdale.
The county has a few seaside towns and villages such as Morecambe and Heysham, on Morecambe Bay.
Population: approximately 1.5 million people
Other major towns: Preston, Morecambe
Main attractions: Lancaster: Lancaster Castle, Lancaster City Museum, Lancaster Maritime Museum, Williamson Park
Preston: Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Ribble Steam Railway and Museum, Avenham and Miller Park
Landscapes: Brockholes, Forest of Bowland, Morecambe Bay, Pendle Hill, Ashton Memorial, Arnside and Silverdale
Nearest Airports: Manchester Airport (MAN)