Have you considered a new home in Lancashire?
Have you considered a new home in Lancashire? Here’s what you might be missing.
Lancashire. The County of Lancaster. Whatever you call it, this North West region of England has had a colourful and vital role in the history of the UK. During the Industrial Revolution, it became responsible for almost 90% of all cotton manufactured anywhere in the world thanks to cities such as Preston and Blackburn. Together, they created a strong financial hub that made Lancashire one of the most important areas in the UK.
Before then, Lancaster played a significant part in the Wars of the Roses, with the House of Lancaster vying with the House of York for the right to the throne of England. The result was Lancastrian Henry Tudor ascending to rule, creating the House of Tudor, who ruled the country for over a century.
Nowadays, cotton has been replaced by energy and military industries and Lancashire’s rivalry with Yorkshire takes place on a cricket field. But while the country has lost both Liverpool and Sefton from its ranks, the area is increasingly metropolitan, well connected with the country’s major cities by both motorway and rail. There’s even the Blackpool International Airport for families to head on holiday.
Indeed, Blackpool provides one of the main tourist attractions in the county thanks to its busy beachside and popular nightlife. Combined with smaller, rural towns, Lancashire’s unique blend of history, sport, culture, sand and countryside makes it an appealing place to hunt for a new home.
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