It is believed that historic Lanchasire was founded in the 12th century and according to the Domesday Book which was written in 1086, some of Lancashire's lands were treated as being part of Yorkshire. Lancashire borders Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Yorkshire. Lancashire came into its own during the Industrial Revolution as the county encompassed many mill towns and colleries. Lancashire is probably best known for the holiday resort of Blackpool which today remains a sought after destination for visitors seeking a holiday in the UK. From Blackpool, which is one of Britain’s most popular seaside resorts, to the Forest of Bowland which profers unspoilt moors you’ll find an outstanding variety of destinations in Lancashire. If you are seeking an active holiday then you can cycle through leafy Gisburn Forest, hike the celebrated Ribble Way or play a perfect round on Lancashire's golf coast which includes the famous Lytham St Anne golf course which will host the PGA Open Championship in 2012. Alternatively you might like to explore ancient Roman ruins, medieval monasteries and Bronze Age burial sites in Lancashire’s myriad destinations. Whatever your preference, book your self catering holiday accommodation through Eventful Stays.