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Historic Towns & Picturesque Villages

A picture of Dedham


a Picturesque Village in the county of Essex

This is the Saxon Church in the village of Cockley Cley, Norfolk

Cockley Cley

in the county of Norfolk

Pictures of Scorton

in the county of Lancashire

About Scorton

The picturesque village of Scorton lies to the west of the Bowland Forest beneath the shadow of Calder Fell, in an area much famed for its sparkling streams, fells and forest glades inhabited by wildlife.

Scorton is set in excellent fell-walking country, and the village with its wealth of lovely old properties makes an ideal destination for anyone wishing to discover the hidden glories of the forest, or the beautiful sandy bays and beaches of the Fylde coast.

Visitors will find friendly inns, shops and several churches. Of interest is The Priory, a building dating to the 1600's, now converted to provide comfortable hotel accommodation. In 1650 the house was used as a priests house and Catholic Mass Centre, there is also talk that Cromwell's troops were entertained at the house. These days, apart from serving as a luxury hotel and restaurant, The Priory is the meeting place of the Preston Cycling Club who have held meetings in the village since around 1900.

The Barn is a noted plant centre and gift shop where visitors are sure to find that special gift they have been searching for, there is also a pleasant coffee shop to relax in.

A traditional weekly market is held each Thursday in the small town of Garstang, just two miles away.

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Lancaster Canal

Lancaster (142 Pictures) in the county of Lancashire

(7.9 miles, 12.7 km, direction N of Scorton)

This is a city which long ago lost it's grim clogs and mill image to give way to a fast growing city with a fine reputation as a centre of commerce and culture where bright, modern University buildings sit comfortably with Lancaster's historic areas...

Morecambe Promenade.

Morecambe (100 Pictures) in the county of Lancashire

(10.5 miles, 16.9 km, direction NW of Scorton)

Morecambe has always been one of the most popular and successful seaside resorts in England. It has one of the most spectacular views in England. Looking from the promenade the.....

Hest Bank, Lancashire

Hest Bank (3 Pictures) in the county of Lancashire

(10.8 miles, 17.4 km, direction N of Scorton)

Hest Bank makes an interesting alternative to crowded Morecambe, it is ideal as a base for touring coast and the old cotton towns of Lancashire...

Pavilion on the mount Fleetwood

Fleetwood (97 Pictures) in the county of Lancashire

(11.4 miles, 18.4 km, direction W of Scorton)

Fleetwood was once famous as a fishing port, but now it is more likely the visitor will see yachts and leisure boats lined up at the pretty quayside...

Cleveleys, Lancashire

Cleveleys (127 Pictures) in the county of Lancashire

(12.1 miles, 19.5 km, direction W of Scorton)

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Ashton Memorial in Lancaster

Ashton Memorial (5 Pictures)

(7.7 miles, 12.4 km, direction N)

The Ashton Memorial with its green dome, overlooks the City from Williamson Park. It forms a famous Classical landmark and was.....

Lancaster Cathedral at sunset 2005

Lancaster Cathedral (5 Pictures)

(7.8 miles, 12.6 km, direction N)

This may not be as old as other English cathedral churches, but with its soaring spire reaching to a height of 240 feet and a.....

Lancaster Castle, Lancaster, Lancashire.

Lancaster Castle (21 Pictures)

(8.1 miles, 13.1 km, direction N)

Dominating the skyline of the town, Lancaster Castle is of the best-preserved castles in England. This Castle is still used as a.....

Forest of Bowland, Lancashire

Forest of Bowland (43 Pictures)

(11.5 miles, 18.4 km, direction E)

This high region of grouse moor and high fells crossed with deep narrow valley's was once a hunting ground of Saxon King's. It.....

Preston Guild Hall

Preston Guildhall (1 Pictures)

(12.2 miles, 19.7 km, direction S)


The Harris Museum, Preston

Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston (1 Pictures)

(12.9 miles, 20.8 km, direction S)


The Sealion Pool, Blackpool Zoo, taken August 2005

Blackpool Zoo (10 Pictures)

(13.1 miles, 21.1 km, direction SW)

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