Lancashire, or the county of the Red Rose, is located in Northern England. It has one of the most beautiful natural areas in the country, scattered with small villages and towns that give it its unique charm. It is one of the best places to visit in England if you are history and outdoorsy type. But getting to and from the main spots can be quite tricky if you are visiting for the very first time. We have listed some of the best ways to get around Lancashire.
1. By Car
Maybe one of the most obvious answers, but quite possibly the easiest way to travel to some of the most remote areas. The county is full of motorways and roads that connect the distant villages with metropolitan areas, so getting around by car is not difficult at all. Be careful with the traffic and driving rules. If you come from the continent with your own car, keep in mind that the British drive on the left and that most cars here have the steering wheel on the right. There are car rental companies where you can get a good deal. Just be careful if it is the first time you are driving on the left – you do not want to accidentally open the door while trying to shift gears!
2. By Bus
Some smaller coach companies can reach even the most remote areas in Lancashire. You can easily find bus stations where you can buy tickets before you travel or even book a ride a few days in advance. This type of public transport is very safe and the coaches are very good quality. The main disadvantage is that you may have to change buses a few times to get to your destination, as most of the routes are quite short and some companies only operate in certain areas. Overall, traveling by coach is very safe and it is fairly inexpensive.
3. By Train
The railway companies that operate here guarantee you a quick service and safety. The area is full of railroads that connect the main towns. There are also some short stops in villages so this method of transport is also good if you want to go to a more remote area. The main disadvantage of traveling by train is something that is a specific problem all over England; it is terribly expensive compared to other methods like driving or taking a bus. While there is no denying that they are some of the fastest and most comfortable trains in Europe if you are traveling on a budget, it is something you should consider.
4. By Ferry
There are some points in this county that are connected by ferry routes. It is not the fastest ways to get around, but it is definitely one of the most beautiful and interesting, especially during the summer months. As there are quite a few companies operating in the area you can look around for the best prices.