A guide to the best Lancashire websites and magazines.

General Lancashire websites

Visit Lancashire

Visit Lancashire is run by Marketing Lancashire and is the official tourism website for Lancashire. Marketing Lancashire is a non profit organization tasked with supporting local businesses.


Lancslive is the official website of Reach who publish most of the local Lancashire newspapers including the Lancashire Evening Telegraph and the Accrington Observer.

In Your area

In Your area is similar to a social media site and is run by Reach. With it you can save your local postcode to get region specific content feeds.

It can be a little low on content and high on advertising. However, it useful for publicizing events or selling items locally. You can also post petitions.

Local websites

Accrington Web

Accrington Web is a local forum that has a history section. This is useful for research or to ask a question about Hyndburn’s history.

Amazing Accrington

Amazing Accrington is a site sponsored by local businesses. they have a history and heritage section with useful articles.


This Great Harwood site has a wealth of historical information on the town. There are also some useful maps

Simply Blackpool

Simply Blackpool has a useful history section. Including a section on Blackpool’s trams.

Lancashire Magazines

Lancashire & Northwest magazine

Lancashire & Northwest magazine is privately owned

Lancashire Life

The Lancashire Journal

The Lancashire journal is a free magazine.

Lancashire Newspapers

The Accrington Observer

The Accrington Observer is owned by Reach

Lancashire Telegraph

Another Title owned by Newsquest Media Group

The Burnley Express

The Burnley Express is another corporate owned local title. In this case it is owned by National World Publishing LTD

The Bolton News

The Bolton News is owned by Newsquest Media Group

Visit Imposta Coffee. 1 Abbey Street, Accrington

4.5 / 5.0 on Tripadvisor

Lancashire evening Post

The Lancashire Evening Post is a Preston base newspaper owned by National World Publishing LTD.

The Preston Pulse

The Preston pulse is a free newspaper owned by Investors in Publishing LTD.

The Lancaster Guardian

The Lancaster Guardian is yet another corporate opened local title. In this case it is owned by National World Publishing LTD

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