Lancaster Travel Guide


Lancaster is positioned within the north west of England. The derivation of the city name is believed to have come from its magnificent castle as well as its two rivers that run through it. One being the River Lune and the other being the River Ribble, shapes the original form of 'Lan' and 'Caster'(that was the Roman version of the castle), i.e Lune-caster, which transformed into its modern day 'Lancaster'.

It has a rich historic past that comprises of the war of the roses, wherein the House of Lancaster contested against the House of York for the throne of England, employing a red rose and a white rose as their respective emblems. The 'War of the Roses' tradition is continued even today with the Universities of the two cities competing against each other in an annual athletics match, referred to as the 'Roses Tournament'.

Lancaster holds immense importance as a historic town with innumerable amazing places to visit. It has one of the longest serving prisons of the Europe. Some part of the historic areas was obliterated by its planners, but most of its Georgian architecture is still there particularly, the modern shop facades. This place offers a fish market apart from shops. A few other exciting places to visit are St, Peter’s Roman Cathedral and Roman Bath House. Moreover, it has 200 year old canal, which boasts of some awesome waterside pubs. Lancaster has a strong cultural heart and plethora of festivals. The longest running literature festival in the United Kingdom takes place here.

Hotels in Lancaster

Lancaster includes a number of hotels that can take care of your comfort while your visit to this astonishing place. Some of these are The Royal Kings Arms, located in the heart of this city and epitomizing the stunning Lancaster Castle. It is surrounded by Blackpool and the lake districts. Graves Hotel is quite easy to reach and offers a comfortable and cosy atmosphere to its visitors. It is an apt for business meeting, to visit historic destinations and even overnight accommodation.

Famous Places in Lancaster

Being a historic destination, Lancaster holds a number of attractions for its visitors. There you can find Capernwray Hall, Caton Parish Council, Lancaster Castle. Lancaster Priory Church, Leighton Hall, Ruskin library, Willianson Park & Ashton Memorial.

Night Life in Lancaster

Lancaster boasts of some of the most enthralling night clubs. One of the most popular one is The Sugar House featuring mainstream music, comedy and live events. There are many more like this.

Entertainment in Lancaster

You can keep yourself occupied with the various historical sites and places that are wonderful to visit. Then there are a large number of theatres and independent cinemas to take care of your interest. You will find various libraries, museums and much more.

Top Restaurants & Bars in Lancaster

With so many nice places to drink, dine and make merry, you can relish the most delicious cuisines of the world. Hamlets on the Park, Keating Catering Ltd., Cottage Restaurant & Tea Rooms are some of the top restaurants of Lancaster.

Where to Stay in Lancaster

If you are concerned about the cost factor while choosing an accommodation, then Lancaster has a wide range of options like inns, self catering places, cottages, apartments and many more.


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