Lancashire emerged as a major commercial and industrial region during the Industrial Revolution. Manchester andLiverpool grew into its largest cities, dominating global trade and the birth of modern capitalism. The county contained several mill towns and the collieries of the Lancashire Coalfield. By the 1830s, approximately 85% of allcotton manufactured worldwide was processed in Lancashire. Accrington, Blackburn, Bolton, Burnley, Bury,Chorley, Colne, Darwen, Nelson, Oldham, Preston, Rochdale and Wigan were major cotton mill towns during this time. Blackpool was a centre for tourism for the inhabitants of Lancashire's mill towns, particularly during wakes week.
- Arnside and Silverdale AONB Astley Hall Bank Hall Beacon Fell Blackburn Cathedral Blackpool Pleasure Beach Blackpool Tower Blackpool Zoo British Commercial Vehicle Museum, Leyland Camelot Theme Park Clitheroe Castle Darwen Tower East Lancashire Railway Forest of Bowland: Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham Harris Museum Helmshore Mills Textile Museum Hoghton Tower Irwell Sculpture Trail
- Lancaster Castle Lancaster Cathedral Lathom Park Chapel, site of Lathom Hall, seat of the Earls of Derby Lytham Hall Leighton Moss nature reserve, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
- Martin Mere, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust nature reserve,Burscough Morecambe Bay Museum of Lancashire Pendle Hill The Pennines Ribble Steam Railway Rivington Pike Rufford Old Hall Samlesbury Hall St Walburge's Church Stonyhurst College – manor house dating from 1592, now aJesuit public school Towneley Hall, Burnley Queen Street Mill, Burnley
- West Lancashire Light Railway West Pennine Moors Williamson Park and the Ashton Memorial Witton Country Park Yarrow Valley Park