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May 13, 2015

39 Reasons To Avoid Lancashire Like The Plague

Just carry on until you reach the Lake District. There's nothing to see here.

1. Lancashire. It's all run down streets.

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Dunsop Bridge

2. And crap markets.

3. And the buildings are so drab.

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Samlesbury Hall

4. Seriously. There are no nice buildings anywhere.

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Towneley Hall

5. None. At. All.

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Gawthorpe Hall

6. And you can kiss goodbye to posh lunches too.

Garden Cafe, Clitheroe and Boardwalk Cafe, Accrington

7. Don't bother trying to find something decent for dinner either.

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Northcote Manor, Langho

8. The whole place has been left to ruin.

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Whalley Abbey

9. If it's culture you're after, you'd be better off trying Manchester instead.

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Blackpool Tower Ballroom

10. Want views? Just keep going to the Lake District.

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Earnsdale Reservoir, Darwen

11. There's nothing to see here.

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Look how bored this dog is.

12. Even our trains are past it, FFS.

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An East Lancashire Railway steam locomotive

13. The locals are a bit snappy.

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Martin Mere, Burscough

14. In fact, they're all miserable.

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Windmill Animal Farm, Burscough

15. Probably because it's always raining.

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16. Basically, it's just not Yorkshire.

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Hurst Green

17. Our viaduct game isn't even up to much.

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Whalley Viaduct

18. And Blackpool is just tacky.

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19. Who'd want to visit this beach?

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Lytham St Annes

20. Seriously. Where's a girl to sunbathe?

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21. All those hills just get boring after a while.

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Pendle Hill

22. Even the wildlife's dull.

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RSPB Leighton Moss

23. You'd just get bored staring at sheep all day.

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24. It's full of boy racers.

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25. It's basically a hot bed of crime.

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Morris dancers in Clitheroe

26. They don't do summer in Lancashire.

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Bacup, Rossendale

27. Look: it's hardly village of the year territory.

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Astley Park

28. The local delicacies are unpalettable.

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Lancashire Hot Pot

29. There's nothing to entertain you.

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Kaiser Chiefs at Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

30. No-one has a sense of humour in Lancashire.

31. They're too busy being aggressive.

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Horses hate Lancashire

32. There's nothing interesting to see.

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Spaceship? Satellite dish? No, it's the Haslingden Halo

33. Unless you want to visit a mill.

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Marsh Mill, Thornton

34. Or learn about cotton.

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Helmshore Mill

35. I mean, it's not as if anything worth remembering ever happened here.

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The Pendle Witches

36. Nah. Nothing good ever came out of Lancashire.

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Eric Morecambe statue at Morecambe Bay

37. Best avoid the parks, too.

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Lytham St Annes

38. Actually, best stay indoors altogether.

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Forest of Bowland

39. But hey, at least there's always tea.

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If only it was from Yorkshire.

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