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Visit Lancaster’s castle and museums to uncover the city’s ancient stories hidden in its walls and buildings, and find out more about the people who shaped its history. Stroll the meandering towpaths of the canal or along St George’s Quay, marvelling at the Georgian architecture which lines the banks of the River Lune. Explore the secret paths of Williamson Park and discover its hidden follies and stunning Edwardian designed butterfly house. Discover the open spaces and strong design of the two university campuses and find out how these seats of learning have influenced the city over the years.
Shop local in Lancaster’s quirky boutiques and independent galleries, or choose from renowned high street brands in Penny Street, St Nic’s and Marketgate stores. Browse food, gifts, crafts and books at the twice-weekly Charter Market, and then relax in one of Lancaster’s wealth of cafés, coffee shops and restaurants. The smell of coffee permeates the air as you wander the streets, and you can sample everything from locally-brewed real ales to delicious home-made soups and cakes.
You’ll be spoilt for choice on an evening out in the city with its exciting cultural vibe! Every evening you can take your pick from diverse theatre, music, dance, art and film events – plus more esoteric events encompassing poetry and storytelling; science, technology and ecology.
Discover one of England’s Heritage Cities. Discover a small city with a big story.
Stroll through Lancaster and you’ll find history on every corner.
Peddle your way around the sites in the city centre and take in the surrounding countryside.
Whether you want to stay overnight or for a short city break, you can be sure of a warm welcome.
Visit Lancaster Castle or take in a play in one of the city’s theatres. There’s plenty to see and do.
Catch up with friends in some great city centre cafés, pubs or top quality restaurants.
Don’t miss out on the best festival and events happening across the city this coming year.
Browse Market Gate, St Nics Arcade and discover many unique and independent retialers.
Plan your ideal visit to Lancaster with a variety of brochures availalbe to download or request.
Step back in time as you stroll through historic streets and majestic buildings.