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THE TROUGH OF BOWLAND
Lancashire’s hidden gem, even the Queen wants to retire here! This pass is through the magnificent ”Forest of Bowland” in a area of Outstanding natural beauty. Fantastic walks with breathtaking views, really popular with cyclists and bird watchers. www.troughofbowland.co.uk
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GARSTANG
Just 5 minutes away this perfect market town was the world’s first fair-trade town. The local market every Thursday on its medieval main street adding colour and atmosphere to this lovely welcoming town. Independent boutique shopping and tea shops make it well worth a visit. Don’t forget your Garstang blue cheese.
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BARTON GRANGE GARDEN CENTRE
Billsborrow, PR3 0BT Tel: 01995 642900 – 17 million pound State of the art garden centre with a fab riverside coffee shop, restaurant, harbour and local produce street. If ever a Garden Centre had a ‘wow factor’ this is it.  www.bartongrange.co.uk
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CITY OF LANCASTER
Historic university town well worth a visit with museums and an historic castle, great high street shopping if you are getting withdrawals! One of the largest indoor Antique centres in England with over 130 small stalls and shops (20 minutes away). www.gbantiquescentre.com
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THE LAKE DISTRICT
England’s largest national park with everything it has to offer is only 25 minutes away and well worth a visit at any time of year. Visit Beatrix potters home & Museum www.peterrabbit.com or have a visit to breath taking Lake Windermere.
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BLACKPOOL
Britain’s undisputed capital of entertainment with its world famous Tower, Pleasure Beach, three piers, Sea-life centre and water park. Come in the Winter for the must-see illuminations, the greatest free show on earth “great for the kids”. www.visitblackpool.com
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BLACKPOOL ZOO
Blackpool, FY3 8PP Tel: 01253 838830
Set in 32-acres of parkland, 1,500 animals from all over the world. Multi award-winning, guarantees an unmissable day out.
www.blackpoolzoo.org.uk
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WHITE SCAR CAVES
Ingleton, LA6 3AW Tel: 01524 41244
Longest show cave in Britain. Spectacular natural cave system. Underground streams and waterfalls, thousands of stalactites, and the massive Battlefield Cavern.
www.whitescarcave.co.uk