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County - Lancashire | Map
Tel code: 01524 | code search
Postcode: LA1 | code search
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Lancaster History
Birthplace of:
Sir Richard Owen J L Austin Laurence Binyon Albert Seward
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Cultural Britain:
Bronte Lancashire
Folk Customs:
Holcombe Hill Egg Rolling
Preston Gulid
Saddleworth Rush Cart
The Bacup Coco-Nutters

Lancaster Events

May
Lancaster Unlocked

June
Lune Valley Country Fair

July
Wolfwood Fun Dog Show

September
Lancaster Jazz Festival

October
Halloween Tours

November
Annual Fireworks Spectacular & Beacon Lighting
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Lancaster Leisure Park
"Not much there for a day out unless you like overpriced bric a brac. The large 'antiques' warehouse houses lots of stalls some of which are presented beautifully but ..." More

Quite Simply French
"Although the price was good and the food ok I'm afraid that the evening was spoiled for me my the barbaric conditions of the lobster tank. Personally I think it ..." More

Cleveley Mere Fishing & Lodges
"My husband and I recently had our wedding reception at Cleverely Mere boutique fishing lodges and we cannot recommend it highly enough. The location is perfection, the owners are ..." More

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"For a breathtaking panorama that is hard to beat in the whole of the North, take a side trip off the M6. The view is over Lancaster, Morecambe Bay, and ..." More

Lancaster Reviews (37)

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Latest reviews | Events in Lancaster | 10 Places to Stay

Lancaster's history can be traced back several thousand years and some of it has been remarkably bloodthirsty – public hangings, witchcraft and the slave trade have all been part of Lancaster’s history. In 1612 James I was in the throne and obsessed with witchcraft he made it a capital crime and Witchfinders travelled the country seeking out those who practiced this art. To the South East of Lancaster is Pendle Hill and it was here that the notorious case of the Pendle Witches was to begin its story resulting in the women from two local families who were subsequently hanged at Lancaster Castle. This medieval castle was responsible for handing out more death sentences over the years than any other in the country, Lancaster deserved its nickname “The Hanging Town” Lancaster’s history stretches back to Roman Times and previous visitors also included the Anglo-Saxons gaining a charter as a market town in 1193. It wasn’t until King George VI’s coronation in 1937 though that Lancaster became a city. It was however during the 1800’s that Lancaster’s wealth became apparent when many grand buildings were erected amongst them the former Town Hall in Market Square and now the City museum and the Palladian Custom House now the Maritime Museum. It has to be remembered that as well as industry making a contribution to the wealth of the City that the maritime trade also had a valuable role to play as the third busiest port in England after London and Bristol. Today it boasts a University a Victorian Cathedral, the Williamson Park itself extending to some 54 acres with the Ashton Memorial (an Edwardian folly) overlooking Lancaster and providing views to the Fylde coast. Lancaster provides a wealth of architectural delights set in truly cosmopolitan surroundings. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy the annual Jazz Festival which usually takes place in September, take the time to enjoy a cycle ride taking advantage of its extensive cycling network or revel in the wide range of shops that are locate din two well established shopping centres – and don’t forget to explore the narrow lanes where there are more unique shops, restaurants and pubs for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Accountant

G T P Group Ltd
Hartley & Co
Taylor Robertson & Willett Ltd

Association

British Association for Chemical Specialities

Attraction

Ashton Memorial
Cottage Museum
Judge's Lodgings
Lancaster Castle
Lancaster City Museum
Lancaster Leisure Park
Lancaster Maritime Museum
Peter Scott Gallery
Ruskin Library

Budget

Premier Inn Lancaster *book online*
Travelodge Lancaster Central *book online*
Travelodge Lancaster M6 *book online*

Camping

New Parkside Farm Caravan Park

Care Home

Laurel Bank
St Wilfrids Hall Nursing Home

Charity

CancerCare

Church

Lancaster Priory & St Mary's Parish Church

Cinema

Regal Cinema

Classes

Dance - Helen Howard School of Dance
Yoga - Yoga Quests

Club

Sugar House Club
Toast Club & Bar

Cottage

Bolingbroke Cottage
Higher Lee

Council

Lancaster City Council

Dentist

Aldrens Lane Surgery
Brock Street Dental Practice
Hest Bank Dental Centre
Market Gate Surgery
Mayo Dental Clinic
New Street Surgery

Doctor

Caton Health Centre
Dr Halstead HC & Partners
Meadowside Medical Practice
Rosebank Surgery
Scale Hall Surgery

Estate Agent

Aspden Gallagher Mortimer & Royal Ltd
Farrell Hayworth
Farrell Heyworth Estate Agents
Fisher Wrathall
Irvine Taylor
North West Property Centre
Reeds Rains Estate Agents
Susan Bridges

Golf Club

Lancaster Golf Club
Lansil

Inn

Fleece Inn
Greaves Hotel
Slyne Lodge
Sun Hotel
The Castle Inn
The Mill at Conder Green
The Royal Hotel (latinos)
Wagon & Horses

Market

Lancaster Market

Performing Arts

Grand Theatre

Haffner Orchestra
Lancaster Singers
Ludus Dance
Nuffield Theatre
Whirlwind Theatre Productions

Pub and Bar

Brown Cow Inn
Duke Of Lancaster
Fenwick Country Pub & Kitchen
Green Dragon
Holiday Inn Lancaster
John O'Gaunt
Lord Ashton
Plough Inn Country Pub & Dining Room
Rose Tavern
Ship Inn Public House
Stork Hotel
Sun Hotel
The Borough
Three Mariners
Varsity

Victoria Inn
Vine and Hops
Waterwitch
White Cross

Restaurant

Bistro 26
Bistro26
Casa Luca
Crows
Fenwick Country Pub & Kitchen
Golden Dragon
Holiday Inn Lancaster
Marcos
Miyabi
Plough Inn Country Pub & Dining Room
Quite Simply French
Spaghetti House
Stork Hotel
Sun Hotel
The Borough
Verdes

Waterwitch
Woodhouse's

Self-Catering

Featherdown Farm

Solicitor

Alan Reece
Clarkson Hirst Solicitors
David Sykes
Maxwell Gillott
Patersons

Taxi

32090-35666 Taxis Ltd
8 4 8 Taxis
A To B Lancaster Taxis
A1 Taxis
Beatstream Taxis
Johns Taxi
Red Rose Cabs

Theatre

Grand Theatre
Nuffield Theatre
The Dukes Theatre

Vet

Lancaster Veterinary Centre

Sports Clubs

Caton CC (Athletics)

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Glasson Sailing Club (Sailing)
Lancaster City (Amateur Football)
Lancaster Ladies (Women's Hockey)
Lancaster Sport Centre Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Morecambe (Men's Hockey)
Morecambe (Women's Hockey)

Shops

Britainia Books
Daemon Books
The Works
Hanging Basket
Dalton Square Florist
Boots
Conder Green Farm
Early Learning Centre
Rymans
Whittingham Pets
Hala Pet Stores
Millets
Dorothy Perkins
Fox & Medcalfe

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The Jewellery Room
Welbourne Opticians
Peter Charles
H Banks-Lyon
Waterstones
J D Sports
Mountain Warehouse
Town House Gallery
Sultan Gallery
Hset Bank Gallery
Studio Arts Crafts & Graphics
Talbot Galleries
Living Room Modern Art
Arteria With Gallery 23
Thorntons
Wickes
Pearsons Pet & Aquatic Store
Single Step Co-operative Ltd
Whale Tail Café
Growing With Grace
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H Samuel
Ernest Jones
Gamestation
B&Q
Beauty by April
Dreams
Rowlands Pharmacy
The Edge Gallery Contemporary Art & Design
Barratt Shoes
Hallmark Cards
J J B Sports
River Island
Topman
Topshop
BHS
The Entertainer

Antiques

Lancastrian Antiques & Co
G B Antiques Ltd

Activities

Lancaster CC(Cycling)
Cleveley Mere Fishing & Lodges(Fishing)

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Forest Hillýs Golf and Fly Fishery(Fishing)
Wyreside Lakes Fishery(Fishing)

Places to Stay near Lancaster

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Sun Hotel (0.16 miles)

Sun Hotel

After almost three years of building works, the Sun Hotel is now complete. This major refurbishment of a 17th Century coaching inn has resulted in the offering of 15 contemporary, luxury en-suite hotel rooms. Officially ... More | visit website

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Best Western The Royal Kings Arms (0.25 miles)

Best Western The Royal Kings Arms

Situated in the heart of historic Lancaster, this period hotel stands in the shadow of the impressive Lancaster Castle, an ideal location for visiting the surrounding areas. Within easy reach of the Best Western Royal Kings ... More | visit website

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Travelodge Lancaster Central (0.30 miles)

Travelodge Lancaster Central
The Travelodge Lancaster Central hotel sits right in the heart of the Lancaster and is ideally placed for exploring the beautiful places around the Lake District. What’s more, with Lancaster Railway Station just 1 mile ... More | visit website
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The Royal Hotel (latinos) (0.36 miles)

The Royal Hotel (latinos)

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Recently newly opened hotel with 10 spacious en-suite bedrooms. Hospitality tray. wide screen t v and free wireless in all rooms.ironing and hair drying facilities on request. City center. Next ... More

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Wagon & Horses (0.37 miles)

Wagon & Horses

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Visiting Lancashire on business or pleasure the recently refurbished Wagon & Horses located along the Quayside in the historic city of Lancaster, is the ideal place to come & stay.Relax ... More

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The Old Station House (0.38 miles)

The Old Station House

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In the centre of Lancaster, opposite the city’s train station, this small, family-run bed and breakfast offers free parking, free Wi-Fi and charming, high-quality, affordable accommodation. Opposite Lancaster Railway Station and only ... More

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Penny Street Bridge (0.48 miles)

Penny Street Bridge

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Centrally located in the heart of historic Lancaster, overlooking the canal, with shops and amenities close by, Penny Street Bridge is a brand new 4-star development. The hotel and its public ... More

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Greaves Hotel (0.92 miles)

Greaves Hotel

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from the 8th of june 2009 the greaves hotel is under new managementWithin easy reach of the city centre, the Greaves Hotel offers comfortable accommodation and a cosy bar atmosphere. ... More

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Premier Inn Lancaster (1.19 miles)

Ideally situated for both business and leisure guests. For business this hotel is near to Lancaster business park. Within easy reach of the M6, the historic city centre is a local attraction near to this ... More | visit website
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The Ashton Lancaster (1.36 miles)

The Ashton Lancaster
Welcome to a very special place to stay! This handsome Georgian manor house has been converted into an intimate and luxurious place. Just a few minutes from Lancaster's historic centre we are ideally placed for ... More | visit website

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