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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 breath-taking views, really popular with cyclists, bird & nature 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 adds 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
Bilsborrow, 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. Opening soon ice curling rink, luxury ten-pin bowling, covered all-weather crazy golf course & two golf simulators. (15 minutes away)  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 Potter’s home & museum www.peterrabbit.com or have a visit to breathtaking Lake Windermere.         www.windermere-lakecruises.co.uk  www.lakesiderailway.co.uk       www.chesters by the river.co             Aquarium of the Lakes
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BLACKPOOL
Britain’s undisputed capital of entertainment with its world famous Tower complex, 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                       www.blackpoolzoo.org.uk                       www.blackpoolpleasurebeach.com               www.blackpool-illuminations.net       Blackpool  Tower complex (30% off for Cleveleymere guests for Blackpool tower complex/Circus/Madam Tussauds)
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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, it guarantees an unmissable day out.  www.blackpoolzoo.org.uk         Or South Lakes Safari Zoo is home to over 1,000 of the rarest, most endangered animals in unique natural environments which enable you to get as close as possible.  www.southlakessafarizoo.com
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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  ITV whitescar caves. Or Roger the owner’s favourite Antique Centre (35 mins) Bygone Times – With more than 500 stallholders spread across 85,000 sq. and enormous 5 floors. You will find stunning collections at Grove Mill, Eccleston, there’s no telling what treasures you might find from one visit to the next.