Beautiful Lancashire the red rose county in North West England founded in the twelfth century and of significant historic importance to the development of England and the United Kingdom.

Stretching from The River Mersey to the northern shores of Morecambe Bay bordering Cumberland, Westmorland, Yorkshire and Cheshire. Recently the extent of what is Lancashire has been thrown into some confusion by the local government reforms of 1974 which introduced new local government boundaries but did not annul the existing counties.

Today the ceremonial county borders Cumbria to the north, Greater Manchester and Merseyside to the south, North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire to the east with a coastline on the Irish Sea to the west. The lancashire county palatine or “real Lancashire” as some call it, boundaries remain the same as those of the pre 1974 county with Lancaster serving as the county town, and the Duke of Lancaster exercising sovereignty rights, including the appointment of Lords Lieutenant in Greater Manchester and Merseyside.

The administrative centre for the ceremonial county is County Hall in Preston.

The modern county has a largely rural base with a vibrant tourism interest, the ANOB’s (Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty) of The Forest Of Bowland and Arnside & Silverdale along with the Morecambe Bay coastline being of particular interest to visitors.

For our purposes on this website we include all of the Palatine areas as being In Lancashire or inlancs as our website shows. Blackpool is therefore very much a Lancashire Seaside town as is Lytham, St Annes, Morecambe, Cleveleys, Fleetwood and Southport

If you live in, or have an interest in Lancashire and would like to see your town, village or item of interest included on this website contact us using the contact from below.


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