Leave the Southport site and travel 32 miles southwest on A565 for 9 miles then onto A59 for 8 miles turn left A583 for 15 miles into Blackpool stop and visit.
This is a resort seaside town in Lancashire with three piers on the golden mile promenade, all of fine Victorian architecture consisting of 1863 North Pier, 1893 South Pier and the grade II listed Central pier all having views of the sandy beach and amusements. The promenade is lined with various shops, amusement arcades, hotels and eateries. Plus it contains the famous Blackpool Tower, Pleasure Beach, Winter Gardens, Zoo, Grand Theatre, Coral Island Amusements and Sea life. Take the 11 mile journey to Fleetwood via Thornton Cleveley’s on the last in the UK first generation tramway which dates back to 1885. Once a year they have the winter world famous Illuminations which starts at the end of August untill mid November. It covers 10 kilometres along the promenade using over a million bulbs, giving it magnificent light display of many attractions and an awesome spectacle.
Resume trip travel 33 miles take A583 south for 3 miles merge onto M55 for 12 miles at interchange take M6 north for 13 miles at junction 33 take A6 for 5 miles into Lancaster. Stop and visit exploring the city from the Roman and Saxon eras with fine examples of Georgian architecture.
Situated on the River Lune with a port and canal system, dominated by the historic castle. The castle dating back to 11th century with a gatehouse, outer wall and keep, having several buttresses along the exterior and a cylindrical tower plus its own Priory and a medieval 1798 Shire Hall. The castle used to be a prison and in the courtyard had a hanging corner leading to the gallows. Discover the Victorian heritage architecture on the narrow cobbled streets around the castle and the famous Terraced Houses.
Resume trip travel 4 miles local roads into Morecombe via A6, A683 and A589 arrive in the town stop and visit.
A laid back resort town situated on the unique Morecambe Bay with views of the Lakeland Mountains from across the sands. The extensive Promenade is lined with family run hotels and normal seaside attractions. Stroll along the promenade and discover the many attractions, the Eric Morecambe Statue looking across the promenade, the 1905 Clock Tower, a grade II listed building, Happy Mount Park, Lakeland Falls and the 1930 art deco masterpiece Midland Hotel. Plus the Tern Project located on Stone Jetty Walk with the remains of a former harbour and a pavement feature consisting of a series of circles and a maze. The famous landmark 1897 Winter Gardens a grade II listed building is being renovated by the Morecambe Trust.
Resume trip travel 45 miles northeast A589and A5105 for 4 miles onto the A6 for 13 miles onto A590 for 28 miles into Barrow in Furness stop and visit.
Barrow in Furness
A large industrial town and seaport with its famous Shipyards, builders of many fine war ships including our own HMS Invincible and many Submarines. Barrow has the worlds largest off shore Wind Farm. Many interesting places to visit including the Dock Museum, the ship Princess Selandia berthed at the Buccleuch Dock in Barrow Quay, and the 1800s tenements built for the ship builders now grade II listed. In the town can be found the grade II listed Town Hall, St James Church, Fountains Abbey and the Furness Abbey Ruins. On the main road into Barrow is located the South Lakes Wild Animal Park a zoo set in 17 acres with its own lake housing a large selection of animals from across the world.