15 lesser-known villages in Lancashire that are breathtakingly beautiful

Lancashire is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty, making it a cherished destination for local daytrippers and holidaymakers from further afield.

Monday, 12th October 2020, 7:00 am
Home-grown holidays: An ice cream van in Hest Bank, near Morecambe

There are many wonderful lesser-known places that are well worth seeing, so here are 15 of the best villages in the county that may be less familiar.

Often used by walkers as a starting point for a hike up Pendle Hill, but this picturesque village in worth a look around from closer quarters
Three pubs, two churches and a babbling brook... and surrounded by fabulous walks

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Small village bordering the salt flats of Morecambe Bay. Attractive centre with a good selection of shops.
One of the most attractive villages in Lancashire. It has a village green which was once the site of an ancient fair and is surrounded by buildings going back to the 17th century.
Was once the largest port in the county, but is now a quieter little village and harbour. Home to a famous smokehouse.
Lovely canalside village which was recorded as Latune in the Domesday Book in 1086.
Pretty village surrounded by farmland and home to Cedar House Farm Galleries, also home to two churches and a pub.
Lovely village, home to Heskin Hall, now shopping centre, which dates back to 1548.
Small village in a peaceful setting and home to the Grade II listed Bank Hall, which is currently undergoing renovation.
Very pretty village surrounded by incredible scenery and with plenty of village amenities.
Coast on one side and country on the other - what's not to like. This is a gorgeous place to spend some time
Is this the most beautiful village in Lancashire? Its views unspoilt by overhead wires, satellite dishes, roadside signage and TV aerials. The the 1961 firm ‘Whistle Down the Wind’ starring Hayley Mills and Alan Bates, was shot in the village.
Sleepy village which now forms part of a beautiful country park. The beck in the village is crossed by seven ancient bridges.
Lovely unspoilt village close to the Fylde coast. Plenty of amenities plus home to a huge agricultural show and tractor pulling competition!
Surrounded by stunning countryside and sitting in the heart of the Forest of Bowland, Whitewell was originally in Yorkshire....but we snatched it back