Welcome to Lancashire, a county in North West England that borders Cumbria, Greater Manchester, and Merseyside as well as North and West Yorkshire. The area boasts a stunning coastline on the Irish Sea, perhaps best known for hosting the seaside resort town of Blackpool.

The county town is Lancaster, although the administrative centre is Preston. Other places of interest include Blackburn, Burnley, Chorley and Ormskirk. Wherever you go, no matter what you do, you’re bound to find an excellent place to get an Afternoon Tea in Lancashire.

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Before becoming known as Lancashire, this region was largely inhabited by the Celtic Brigantes. Its official founding took place in the 12th century, although some of the lands were treated as part of Yorkshire in the Domesday Book of 1086.

Hundreds of years later, the county emerged as a significant commercial and industrial area during the Industrial Revolution, particularly specialising in cotton production. By the 1830s, approximately 85% of all cotton manufactured worldwide came from Lancashire. Today, of course, it is better known for Afternoon Tea Lancashire venues.