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Williamson Park

Type: Municipal Park

Quernmore Road
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 1UX

Tel: 01524 333 18

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Ashton Memorial, Williamson Park

Williamson Park comprises 54 acres of beautiful parkland with enchanting walks and play areas and breathtaking views to the Fylde Coast and the Lake District.

The newly renovated tropical butterfly house, Mini-beasts, bird enclosure and small mammal section will fascinate all the family and add a touch of the exotic to a visit to Lancaster's leading tourist attraction. Enjoy the pleasant surroundings of the Pavilion Cafe or browse around our Gift Shop packed with all kinds of exciting gift ideas.

Williamson Park includes the Ashton Memorial (a famous Edwardian folly on the skyline overlooking Lancaster, also newly renovated) which was a gift to the City from Lord Ashton, set within the parkland created by his father, James Williamson. The "structure", as it became known locally, was a memorial to Lord Ashton’s first wife. The park was created out of the quarries from which came the stone for most of Lancaster’s buildings. Inside the recently restored Memorial is the Williamson Gallery, with breathtaking views to the Fylde Coast and the Lake District.

The Park is the venue for many exciting events and festivals throughout the year including concerts, art exhibitions, guided walks and the ever popular Dukes Theatre outdoor performance.

 

THE CAFE IS OPEN OVER CHRISTMAS EXCEPT ON DEC 25 & 26 AND JAN 1

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Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction
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Awards

  • National Awards***Member of Marketing Lancashire ***Member of Marketing Lancashire 2014
  • National AwardsGreen Flag Award Green Flag Award 2009

Opening Times

Open until dusk (2 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
DayTimes
Monday10:0016:00*
Tuesday10:0016:00*
Wednesday10:0016:00*
Thursday10:0016:00*
Friday10:0016:00*
Saturday10:0016:00*
Sunday10:0016:00*

* Closed on Christmas day, Boxing day and New Year`s day.
The Memorial, Café and Butterfly House are open 10am - 5pm April - October, and 10am - 4pm Nov - March

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Concession£3.40 per ticket
Adult Ticket£3.90 per ticket
2 ad & 2 children£12.50 per ticket
3-16 yrs£2.90 per ticket
Entrance into the Memorial Gallery£0.50 per ticket

Admission to the Butterfly House as above. Children under 3 are free
Admission to the Memorial is 50p via the donation box.

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