Local Attractions

Perfectly positioned right in the heart of West Lancashire – between the sandy beaches of Southport and the West Pennine Moors. Applecroft is the ideal base when it comes to exploring the best of Lancashire.

Rich in bird life, Lancashire attracts many avid bird watchers to locations such as WWT Martin Mere, LWT Meresands Wood and RSPB Marshside & Hesketh Out Marsh. Remember to pack your binoculars!

Lancashire has a fascinating tale to tell, too. During your time here, why not unearth Lancashire’s rich past by visiting Ribchester Roman Museum, Hoghton Tower, Rufford Old Hall or Astley Hall.

Feeling active? The Ribble Valley and West Pennines are just a stone’s throw away. These rural treasures offer the opportunity to get your heart pumping – whilst you take in the most breath taking scenery.

If you’re after bags of family fun, a visit to Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a must. Other family friendly attractions include Southport’s New Pleasureland and Dunes Splash World.

From wildlife and history to hiking and family fun, Lancashire offers something for everybody.

Further Information

For information on activities & attractions in Lancashire & Merseyside:

Preston Tourist Information Centre Tel. 01772 253731

Southport Tourist Information Centre Tel. 01704 533333

For information on local activities & attractions:

More information on local attractions will be available within your Welcome Pack at the cottage.