I've found 13 towns and cities near Preston and Blackpool ideal for a weekend away with food & travel tips

With Christmas and New Year a distant memory, thoughts are start turning to planning holidays and trips to look forward to.

And, on that front, Lancashire and the North West has a whole host of fun places to visit for a mini-break. It's getting to that time of year when the inevitable conversations about a holiday begin to arise, but with January payday still a while off, an all-inclusive trip to the Algarve might not be possible.

But don't worry, there are plenty of places within a drivable distance of Preston and Blackpool, such as Clitheroe, Holmfirth, and Chester that will provide you with a lovely escape for a long weekend. So, whether you're bundling the kids into the car for a few days away or you fancy some alone time with your significant other, we've put together a nifty guide for every need.

We've covered things to do, what to eat, and why you should visit.

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