Lancashire is one of the counties that is full of everything. The wild landscape, the vibrant towns and a stunning coastline. It is home to a variety of pubs, shops and independent stores and everything else you’d like or require and an interesting and rich background.
It’s true that living in Lancashire isn’t just about fun and games, in fact, in the past, Morecambe was found to have the highest rain in England. However, Lancashire attracts visitors from all over the globe.
Here are the reasons why we are so happy to live in this gorgeous Northern county, but without any specific order.
It’s the most ideal place to reside.
We’re not untruthful. Maybe a bit. Lancashire has many places in the county that is voted as the top area to live and work in.
In the spring of this year, Trawden, a tiny village located in the ‘unspoken part of Lancashire’ was named the top place to reside within the North West. The town near Colne was selected by judges for the highly regarded Sunday Times Best Places to Live guide, following a thorough review of the area’s schools, transportation and broadband to green spaces, culture and the overall health of the main street.
Preston was also named the most desirable place for people to work and live in the North West in the Demos-PWC Good Growth for Cities Index earlier in the year. This is the third time in consecutive years in which Preston has been voted the best city in Lancashire city has been awarded this award, and also was above average in several categories that people believe are the most crucial when it comes to economic well-being.
This includes the availability of jobs, a healthy life balance, the talents of the people and the wide range of jobs available. We don’t have to prove that Lancashire is the most desirable location to live in however it’s nice to have the evidence to support it.
The rolling hills
There are those who think Lancashire is rough, being only a stone’s throw to some of the stunning landscapes of the country (yes, we’re talking about the Lake District) but Lancashire is blessed with gems of its own.
We also have our own gorgeous rolling hills, like those in the Forest of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (the portion that is in Yorkshire isn’t included).
The Forest of Bowland is for the majority of time surrounded by endless miles fields and rolling hills, which means there are plenty of breathtaking scenic walks that anyone can enjoy and, you may even find an establishment at the end of some.
In the middle of the county We have Longridge Fell and Beacon Fell with stunning panoramas of the counties, in a bright day, of course. Also, who can forget the famed Pendle Hill which is only about 165 feet away from being described as an mountain. However, even in the harsh Lancashire weather the landscape of hills is breathtaking.
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The coast has been awarded with a prestigious award.
If the hills aren’t enough for you, take a look towards westwards in our gorgeous county will reveal the beaches that have won multiple awards like Blackpool, Lytham St Annes, and Morecambe.
If it is a sunny day and with a clear sky, the hills of the Lakes and the Isle of Man and even Wales can be seen from our shores. It is the Lancashire Coastal Way stretches stretches over 137 miles, stretching starting from Merseyside up to Cumbria.
It is believed that the Lancashire coastline is comprised of many different landscapes, including the limestone scenery that is Arnside and Silverdale saltmarshes, architectural beaches, land, and the estuaries of rivers the Lune, Wyre and Ribble which means that if you aren’t a fan of walking through the hills, you could stroll along the coastline instead.
The beaches along coastline are among the most beautiful in the nation, and awards are given for beaches located in Morecambe, Fleetwood and Blackpool and Blackpool, which leads us to the second point.
It’s not a secret that Blackpool is a source of controversy in Lancashire. Some people don’t like the town and claim it’s outdated and shabby. Some (like me) are in love with the seaside resort and all its peculiarities.
Blackpool has drawn millions of tourists for years, and families return year after years to enjoy the many things Blackpool offers to visitors. It is the only resort on the sea in the UK with three piers with bars, their own bar, and other attractions. There’s even a mini-theme park. Squires Gate, now known as Blackpool International Airport, was the first airport in the United Kingdom.
The tower makes the resort the Paris of north (no I’m not disputing this) And no other county has the same number of Strictly Come Dancing stars making an extra trip for a dance at their exclusive spring-floor ballroom.
It’s easy to go on and on about how I adore Blackpool I’m sure many others would go on about how much they dislike Blackpool however the fact remains that there’s no other place quite as good as it.
A rich history, including KFC
Lancashire has its own fascinating story, beginning with its founding in the year 1183. The towns of mills, Blackburn as well as Burnley were the origins for the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century. In 1764, Spinning Jenny was invented in 1764. Spinning Jenny was invented by James Hargreaves a cotton weaver who was from Stanhill close to Oswaldtwistle that revolutionized the industry of cotton.
The north-facing view of the county The trials of the Pendle Witches in Lancaster in 1612 was the country’s most well-known witch hunt. In 2012, Lancashire celebrated the 400th Centenary.
In a more sweet note, Jelly Babies were though to have begun their journey within Nelson, a Lancashire city of Nelson. The first Jelly Babies were produced through Thomas Fryer and his sweet company in the 19th century. Thomas Fryer was born in Barrowford in 1841 , and in 1864, he established a sweetshop located on Colne Road.
Many famous people were born in this wonderful county, such as George Booth (George Formby) who was born in Wigan in 1904; Jimmy Clitheroe, who was born in Clitheroe in 1921, and obviously Eric Morcambe who was born in Morcambe in 1926. Who can forget the fact that the first KFC opened on Preston’s main street.
Friendly and nice people
Everyone is aware that Lancashire people are the most friendly people you’ll ever meet.
The news is filled with numerous stories of people gathering in times of emergency, especially in the Covid-19 pandemicthat saw cities set up food banks, Covid safe meeting places and neighbours create bubbles to protect those who were isolated by Stay at home orders.
All over Lancashire are a number of small villages and towns where people would not be hesitant about being offered sugar or a cup of coffee In recent years towns like Burnley and Lancaster are both dubbed as the most welcoming towns within the UK.
Our local cuisine
The county has come up with some recipes that have stayed throughout the years. Butter pie, as an instance was a popular dish on Fridays, when meat was not intended to be eaten in Lancashire’s Catholics. Today, you can find it available at any time, throughout the county, at traditional bakery establishments, farms shops as well as during football games.
Everyone can remember Chorley cakes. A lesser-known cousin to Eccles cake. Eccles cakes, Chorley cakes contain spiced with sugar and currants, then encased with flaky, buttery pastry and baked. They are topped with the glaze is made of eggs whites and sugar that gives them an enjoyable crunch.
There’s an authentic Lancashire Hotpot that has been a mainstay for Lancashire since at least the beginning of the 19th century. It is believed to have been created at the height in the industry of cotton, and was a simple meal that was cooked slowly throughout the day long, waiting for hungry cotton workers to eat at the end of their shift.
I could continue to add Black Pudding made from Haslingden or Corned Beef Hash, or Parkin the list is endless.
Sometimes, we are overlooked by our larger and bolder neighbors of Manchester and Merseyside People often overlook that Lancashire has created its own swarm of musicians who are truly amazing.
Did you know that Rick Astley is from Newton-le-Willows? The “Never Gonna Give You Up singer is among many world-class musicians that have come out of Lancashire. Although the town might not be Lancashire in the 1970s, since the end of boundary review, but with Rick born in the county with the red rose We’ll soon be calling the singer.
The famous tenor Alfie Boe is from Fleetwood and Rae Morris is from Blackpool. X-Factor candidate Dianna Vickers was born in Accrington.
Kevin Simm is also from Chorley. The singer started out in Liberty X before winning The Voice UK and then becoming the singer-in-chief of Wet Wet Wet. The Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie is also from the town of Bouth. Although she is now Cumbria is the name, it was long-gone Lancashire during the 40s, when she was born.
It’s not Yorkshire
As I was sourcing ideas for this piece, this was the most frequent information I received. On the surface, it appears to be a reference to the centuries-old Lancashireand Yorkshire rivalry however, when you take a closer examine it closely, you will discover that it is far more.
Lancashire as well as Yorkshire are two counties that are independent each with a wealth of things to offer, but often mixed together to form the North’. However, Lancashire merits its own acknowledgement.
It’s a place filled with history, music beautiful coats, rolling hills, and everything else we’ve talked about above. We make our own food and tea bags. Our staff are the most welcoming you’ll ever meet. Lancashire isn’t just superior to Yorkshire It’s also the most beautiful location in the world, and that’s the reason we love it so much.