Attractions and Places to Visit
The beautiful city of Lancaster sits in Lancashire, north-west of England, and is a lovely place to indulge a love of history, walk around or splash out with a bit of retail therapy. Situated just 45 minutes from the stunning Yorkshire Dales, it’s also a good location from which to head out into the countryside.
Visit Lancaster’s castle and museums to uncover the city’s ancient stories hidden in its walls and buildings, and find out more about the people who shaped its history. The origins of the castle date back almost 1,000 years and the castle invites visitors to explore its dark but fascinating history.
In Lancaster, stroll the meandering towpaths of the canal or along St George’s Quay, marvelling at the Georgian architecture which lines the banks of the River Lune.
Explore the secret paths of Williamson Park and discover its hidden follies and stunning Edwardian designed butterfly house. Discover the open spaces and strong design of the two university campuses and find out how these seats of learning have influenced the city over the years.
If you’re staying in Lancaster, pack some hiking boots and seize the moment to visit the Yorkshire Dales. This popular countryside destination is only 45 minutes away.