Destination: Lancaster

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Small and quiet city with a long international history set in idyllic surroundings

Lancaster

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Introducing Lancaster


Lancaster is a vibrant university city with a wealth of history. A Roman Fort was built here in 80AD, and today the Castle which was built by the Normans around 1,000 years ago takes pride of place on the same hill overlooking the city. As well as being the county town of Lancashire, the city has been of importance through the years, especially as a port during the 18th century when it figured significantly in the Slave trade. Its cobbled streets are lined with smart, Georgian stone houses filled with lively shops, bars and restaurants.

Lancaster

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Region: North West England

Time to spend here: 3 hours - half day

More Information: www.citycoastcountryside.co.uk

What's nearby? Lake District, Blackpool

What transport do you recommend? Lancaster can be reached by train or road. The small city centre can be walked around easily.

Did you know? Lancaster was home to the Pendle Witch trials, the most famous witch trials in British history. The culprits were hanged in the castle!

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Lancaster Castle

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Lancaster Castle's first phase was completed in 1090. Steeped in almost 1000 years of history including the trials of the Pendle Witches and the Birmingham Six, Lancaster Castle is one of the most important historic monuments in the North West.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Museum of Childhood

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The award-winning Museum of Childhood, housed in the Grade I listed 'Judges Lodgings' has a fascinating collection of dolls, toys and games from the 18th Century.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Cottage Museum

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The Cottage Museum, in an intriguing 18th Century cottage, uses 5 floors to give an intimate view of early Victorian life, including the many gadgets and utensils used in the 19th Century.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Lancaster City Museum

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The City Museum has built up collections which stylishly illustrate the history and archaeology of Lancaster and the surrounding area, from the Neolithic age to the present day.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Ashton Memorial

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The Ashton Memorial, situated in the beautiful Williamson park, has a first floor outdoor viewing gallery offering excellent views of the surrounding countryside and across Morecambe Bay, as well as Lancaster Castle and the Priory Church.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Morecambe

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Nearby Morecambe has a great new promenade, perfect for a stroll next to the 5 mile stretch of glistening sands. The innovative bird sculptures and public artworks give it a real character of its own. No trip to Morecambe is complete without seeing the larger-than-life Eric Morecambe Statue against the magnificent backdrop of Morecambe Bay.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

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Ingleton Waterfalls Trail (4.5miles) has some of the most spectacular waterfalls and woodland scenery in the North of England. You'll also find rare flora and fauna as well as interesting geological features. Ingleton is 18 miles (a scenic bus ride) from Lancaster.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Leighton Moss Reserve

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Leighton Moss is a popular nature reserve with an abundance of unusual birds and wildlife. You can take nature trails which will take you to the heart of the reedbed, or along the coastal lagoons and enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal at the reserve's tearoom.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

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