Lancashire’s official visitor guide is now available to order or view online at inviting visitors to visit, stay, discover and explore the superb choice of quality attractions, accommodation, heritage and culture that awaits them in 2015.

The new-look, 136 page guide is now pocket-sized, making it easy to take on your travels around Lancashire and is packed full of ideas, useful itineraries, places to stay, restaurants and hundreds of attractions and events to entice curious new-comers or returning fans to the county ‘where life feels good’.

The guide opens with a snapshot of some of this year’s highlights including: celebrating the 40th Anniversary of WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, one of the country’s leading nature reserves; the opening of the new £2million Red Arrows Sky Force Ride (spring 2015) at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, inspired by the world famous aerial team and promising thrills in the sky:

There is a new Lytham Proms Festival (3-9 August), extending the popular Lytham Proms weekend into a week-long cultural event, that introduces many to the charms of this coastal gem.

The UK’s largest walkabout theatre, created in Lancaster’s Williamson Park by The Dukes theatre, an annual event loved by young and old and this year telling the tale of Oliver Twist (3 July – 15 August).

The Royal Lancashire Show (7-9 August), one of the country’s longest established agricultural shows makes a welcome return, to the picturesque spot even the Romans couldn’t resist, Ribchester on the lush banks of the River Ribble; and for lovers of Lancashire on two wheels check out the new, for routes and details of major spectator events including the Chorley Grand Prix (4 April) kickstarting the British Cycling Elite Road Race Series of 2015.

Order your official Welcome to Lancashire 2015 visitor guide online at or pick up a copy in Visitor Information Centres across the country, as well as at information points in motorway service areas, railway stations, attractions and at travel events taking place throughout the year. The digital version of the guide can also be downloaded from


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