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Welcome to Lancaster

City of Great Outdoors

Visit artists’ studios on the Lunesdale Art Trail, explore the countryside on two wheels, or dance the night away at a family-friendly festival. Lancaster city’s garden is a secret worth exploring.

Wray Scarecrow FestivalWray Scarecrow Festival
22 April - 1 May
Wander around Wray village and discover a host of wonderful scarecrow creations.
Find out More

Lunesdale Arts Trail
20-21 and 27-29 May
William Wordsworth and JMW Turner were enchanted by this lovely valley, immortalising its dramatic features in verse and paint. Now you can visit a select band of 21st century artists to discover how they have interpreted and celebrated the same landscape

Down by the Riverside FestivalDown by the Riverside Festival
Feathersdown Farm, Dolphinholme, 3 June
Bring the family and head down on to this lively festival of music, theatre and art!
Featherdown Farm is the location for this celebration of storytelling, music-making and creativity. Book your tickets soon to receive  great Early Bird and Advance discounts. Find out more

Gresgarth Hall Garden Open Days
2nd Sunday of the month Feb-Nov
Arabella Lennox-Boyd will be opening up her own stunning garden again this year. Find out more

Clearbeck Garden Open DaysHornby Castle Garden Open Days
May Open weekend 20-21 May
Explore the beautiful gardens, walled garden nursery and riverside walk.

Clearbeck Garden Open Days
Higher Tatham, 28-29 May, 25 June, 2 July. Visit 'the artists garden' set in the lovely area of Tatham Fells. For more information

Classic burger at the Fleece InnA Taste of the County

Dine out in style in the stunning countryside of the Lune Valley. The talented chefs at The Highwayman in Kirkby Lonsdale select seasonal menus to reflect the delicious local produce, whilst The Fenwick at Claughton is known for its award-winning dishes based on fresh fish and seafood. The Bay Horse offers locally sourced meats and delicious desserts, whilst The Fleece Inn at Dolphinholme has recently been refurbished and offers a warm welcome to the Forest of Bowland.


Cycle BowlandDiscover Beautiful Bowland

Bowland by Bike
Beautiful unspoilt countryside, picturesque villages, dramatic open moorland and outstanding scenery - all on the doorstep of the city and just waiting to be explored by bike.
Pick up your FREE leaflet from Lancaster Visitor Information Centre detailing five cycle routes.

Discover Bowland Guide 2017
This comprehensive guide offers inspiration for walkers, ideas for afternoon tea stops, tips for star gazing, seasonal wildlife highlights and a brand new Festival Bowland events programme.
Pick up your copy from Visitor Information Centres in and around Bowland or download a copy from


Download City of Great Outdoors leaflet

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