List your business for Free!

Lancaster Local Information: 10 top things to know... more

  • 1. History of Lancaster

    Lancaster is an historic city located in the North West of England. Situated on the banks of the River Lune, it has a rich history dating back to Roman times. Dominated by Lancaster Castle, the city centre and St George's Quay feature Georgian Architecture, from a time when it was a major UK port. Lancaster also has ties to the British Monarchy, with the House of Lancaster bein...Read moreg a branch of the Royal Family. Read less

  • 2. Now in Lancaster

    Today Lancaster is a cultural and educational centre, with both the University of Lancaster and a campus of the University of Cumbria here. There are plenty of shopping opportunities, with a wide range of high street shops, as well as the Lancaster Market and local independent businesses available.

  • 3. Events in Lancaster

    Every November Lancaster hosts one of the North-West's largest fireworks displays. In addition to this there are Halloween walking tours of Lancaster Castle, as well as weekly health walks in various locations around the city. During the summer months regular brass band concerts are held in Happy Mount Park.

  • 4. Attractions in Lancaster

    There are many attractions in Lancaster. For those interested in the history of the city there is Lancaster Castle as well as the Maritime Museum on St George's Quay. The city is also known for its theatres: the Lancaster Grand Theatre and The Dukes, where you can attend both plays and film screenings.

  • 5. Things To Do in Lancaster

    Lancaster is a great place for a family day out, with various museums including the Judges Lodgings Museum, Lancaster City Museum and the Maritime Museum. Another popular attraction is Williamson Park, which contains the Ashton Memorial and Butterfly House. Those interested in the latest blockbuster films can visit the Vue Cinema, and a walk around the city centre provides shop...Read moreping opportunities for all tastes. Read less

  • 6. Business in Lancaster

    The city centre of Lancaster contains many well-known and popular high street shops as well as independent local businesses. There is a wide variety of restaurants, pubs and clubs to choose from.

  • 7. Transport in Lancaster

    Lancaster is served by a train station and bus service, with rail links to all major UK cities. Nearby airports include Blackpool, Manchester and Liverpool. The city can be accessed from Manchester, Preston and Blackpool along the M6 motorway.

  • 8. Entertainment in Lancaster

    The Dukes Theatre regularly puts on summer performances against the beautiful backdrop of Williamson Park, with past performances including Peter Pan and Don Quixote. The playhouse itself hosts professional theatrical performances, as well as cultural and mainstream cinema. Nearby Grand Theatre also has wonderful shows, which can be seen in historical settings, originating in 1...Read more782. Read less

  • 9. Famous Landmarks in Lancaster

    Perhaps the most historically interesting and dominating site in Lancaster is the castle, which includes 12th and 14th century building-work. It is Grade I Listed, with its North section being designated a Scheduled Ancient monument. Another major landmark is Williamson Park, which incorporates the Ashton Memorial; created by Lord Ashton as a memorial to his late wife. From ins...Read moreide the monument, there are superb views to be had of the surrounding countryside and Morecambe Bay. Read less

  • 10. Interesting Facts about Lancaster

    Lancaster Canal is the longest stretch of man-made water in the country which is lock-free. Engineers built the canal following the natural contours of the land, following 41 miles from Preston, north to Tewitfield, through beautiful countryside.


Special Offers

Top Business Reviews

Lancaster Events

Cityvisitor is a great place to advertise events.

Do you know of an event in your area that you would like to share with others? Are you involved in an event taking place in your area? Post your local events for FREE here!

Click here to add an event

Lancaster Marketplace

Lancaster Blog

  • Park Concert for Eighties Fans

    Eighties pop stars Tony Hadley and Rick Astley are performing at an open air concert in Cheshire that is benefitting Francis House Children’s Hospice The singers will be playing at the Tatton Park Picnic Concerts for the children’s...

    Continue reading

  • Best year ever for chick knitters

    More than 550 knitted chicks have been made by charitable volunteers to help a children’s hospice in South Manchester raise some much needed money. The Francis House Children’s Hospice raised £650 by selling the chicks with a Cadbury’s...

    Continue reading

  • Lottery millions for the region

    Charities across the North West have benefited from injections of cash thanks to the Big Lottery Fund. Around £3.8 million has been awarded to 16 projects across Lancaster and the North West as part of the Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities...

    Continue reading

  • Artistic youngsters lead their own exhibition

    A student run project in Lancaster will offer underprivileged young people the opportunity to display their artwork. Young people from four Lancaster schools will have their work displayed at the Peter Scott Gallery as part of the Conversations With The...

    Continue reading

  • See more blogs