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Brockholes

Preston New Rd, Samlesbury, Preston PR5 0AG, UK

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Wildlife Sanctuaries

About Brockholes

Brockholes is Lancashire Wildlife Trust's flagship nature reserve, a former quarry that has been transformed into a haven for birds, insects, mammals, plants and amphibians.  The reserve is aimed less at dedicated bird-watchers and nature lovers than the general public of the big cities.  it offers a wide range of events throughout the year and over 250 acres of trails and hides.



Attractions near Brockholes

Lancashire Infantry Museum3.73km from Brockholes

This is the  "largest Regimental archive and the premier centre for military historical research in the North of England and it has the largest regimental military heritage collection in the North of England, and possibly the whole country with over 60,000 items catalogued.  This Museum provides a most unusual museum experience that covers over 300 years of our history with the prime appeal being to those who served or have family members who served in the present or ancestor Regiments.

Samlesbury Hall3.83km from Brockholes

Samlesbury Hall is a historic house in Samlesbury, Lancashire, England, six miles east of Preston. It was built in 1325 by Gilbert de Southworth, and was the primary home of the Southworth family until the early 17th century. The Hall has history from every age. With the turbulent tales of its Catholic families, witches, and the haunting of Lady Dorothy, a captivating insight into life from the early 14th to the 21st century is all waiting to be discovered.

A majestic art gallery and museum located in  Preston, Lancashire. It has a remarkable collections of fine art, costume and textiles, ceramics and glass, and history are all housed in a stunning Grade I listed building. It also has the largest collection of scent bottles in the UK, along with glass, ceramics, textiles and exhibits relating to Preston's history.

Covered Market4.64km from Brockholes

A busy traditional coastal market offering a great shopping experience. This Market has over 150 indoor and outdoor stalls. It was built in 1875.

Preston Cenotaph4.68km from Brockholes

The Preston Cenotaph stands in Market Square, Preston, Lancashire, England, and is a monument to soldiers from Preston who perished in World War I and II. It was designed by famous English architect, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, who also designed Britain's iconic red telephone box. The memorial is now one of the most impressive free-standing war memorials in the country. With its scale and sophistication, the Cenotaph is a true architectural gem.

Avenham Park5.03km from Brockholes

A beautiful park which was created in the  1860s, during the Cotton Famine. The parks are connected by paths, alongside the River Ribble and underneath an ornate railway bridge. It was created in a natural wooded amphitheater on the north bank of the River Ribble. There is a Japanese Rock Garden. It is less formal than the nearby Miller park.

Where is Brockholes

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Lancashire77 attractions

Lancashire is a ceremonial county and geographical area in North West England. The county has some spectacular coastal landscapes, from the stunning sweep of Morecambe bay to the gay promenade of Blackpool - a popular seaside resort since Victorian times. Morecambe bay has over 120 sq miles of mud flats, home to a wide range of sea birds and wildlife, forming an important northern winter sanctuary.