Blackpool Tower opened on 14th May 1894, with the aquarium existing as a stand a lone attraction from the late 1870's. The tower is 518ft 9inches tall, with the walk of faith at 380ft from street level. The Tower alone contains 2,493 tons of steel and 93 tons of cast iron. The building at the base contains 985 tons of steel and 259 tons of cast iron. The Tower has a viewing platform at 380ft above the promenade and is reached by a lift or if you are a maintanance worker by 536 steps! Not for the feint hearted is the 'Walk of Faith' glass floor, a two inch clear panel that looks straight down to the Promenade below.
In 1652, George Fox was so inspired by the view from Pendle Hill in Lancashire that he founded the Quaker movement, which exists to this day.
Just like Fox, you’ll be inspired by the beauty and variety in Lancashire. Discover cosy eco-retreats and rural escapes or find your family fun in Lancashire - perhaps through the stories of our rich heritage.
An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is exactly what it says it is:an outstanding landscape whose distinctive character and natural beauty are so precious that it is safeguarded in the national interest.
’Natural Beauty’is not just an aesthetic concept, and ‘Landscape’means more than just ‘scenery’. It can include flora, fauna and geological and physiographic features. The natural beauty of AONBs is partly due to nature, and is partly the product of many centuries of human modification of ‘natural’features. Landscape encompasses everything –‘natural’and human –that makes an area distinctive:geology, climate, soil, plants, animals, communities, archaeology, buildings, the people who live in it, past and present, and perceptions of those who visit it.
Our sister venue The Mill at Conder Green is a modern day inn, and a walker / nature lovers paradise.
Sat on the tow path of the Lancaster Canal's Glasson Branch, we serve locally sourced Lancashire food, and hand pull ales from the Bowland Brewery.
Our 21 en-suite bedrooms are clean, modern and comfortable with most enjoying panoramic countryside views.
The Mill is the perfect venue to host your wedding, business event or family celebration in our stunning new Bowland Suite which caters for 120 guests.
So visit soon and experience modern hospitality served up in a relaxing and quiet rural setting.
We are canine friendly!