Lancaster, United Kingdom
Lancaster is an ancient settlement within reach of Leeds and Manchester and only three hours away from London by train. The city is recognised as a cultural, educational and commercial centre dominated by a prominent university and picturesque castle.
- Lancaster Castle
- Grand Theatre
- Williamson Park
- Take in some history at the Lancaster Maritime Museum
- Watch the biggest fireworks displays in the northwest every November
- Marvel at the contemporary artwork by international artists at the Storey Gallery
Lancaster enjoys pleasant weather. However, it is unpredictable, as rain is fairly common at all times. It is around 10ºC in September-October and close to 0ºC in winter, rising to 25ºC or higher in June, July and August.
Getting There & Around
An hour north of Manchester, Lancaster is accessible from the M6 Motorway. The local train station is located on the West Coast Main Line. There are regular trains from town to Preston, the Lakes and Scotland.
The one-way road system in town is dense with traffic. There are regular bus services between the area and Morecambe, and between the city centre and the university; the Bay Big 5 will offer you a local transportation discount if you have a larger party. The city is also a cycling demonstration town with plenty of biking opportunities.
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