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Royal Kings Arms
Royal Kings Arms

75 Market Street, Lancaster LA1 1HP

3.0 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (398 reviews)

Situated in Lancaster, this hotel is steps from Lancaster City Museum, Cottage Museum, and Judges' Lodgings. Lancaster Castle …

£48
per night
Wagon and Horses
Wagon and Horses

27 St. Georges Quay, Lancaster LA1 1RD

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (26 reviews)

Situated in Lancaster, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Lancaster Maritime Museum, Church of St Mary, and Lancaster …

£80
per night
Best Western Lothersdale Hotel
Best Western Lothersdale Hotel

320-323 Marine Road, Morecambe LA4 5AA

3.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (29 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Morecambe Winter Gardens Theatre, Morecambe Winter Gardens, …

£50
per night
Pine Lake Resort by Diamond Resorts
Pine Lake Resort by Diamond Resorts

Dock Acres, Carnforth LA6 1JZ

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (503 reviews)

This family-friendly Carnforth aparthotel is located on a lake, within 2 mi (3 km) of Carnforth Station Heritage Centre and …

£30
per night
The Crown Hotel
The Crown Hotel

239 Marine Road Central, Morecambe LA4 4BJ

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Morecambe, this hotel is steps from Morecambe Winter Gardens Theatre and Morecambe Winter Gardens. Eric Morecambe …

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The Fenwick Arms
The Fenwick Arms

Lancaster Road, Lancaster LA2 9LA

3.5 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (15 reviews)

Situated in Lancaster, this inn is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from The Dukes and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from - Nuffield Theatre. Gresgarth Hall …

£80
per night
Middle Holly Cottage
Middle Holly Cottage

Middle Holly, Preston PR3 1AH

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Preston, this bed & breakfast is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Old Holly Farm and within 3 mi (5 km) of Garstang Arts …

£85
per night
Church Lane House
Church Lane House

Church Lane House, Carnforth LA5 9SL

4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Carnforth, this bed & breakfast is within 2 mi (3 km) of Cinderbarrow Miniature Railway, The Hawk Garden, and …

£90
per night
Best Western Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Club
Best Western Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Club

Garstang Road, Preston PR3 1YE

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (13 reviews)

Located in Garstang, this golf hotel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Garstang Arts Centre and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from The FIG Tree. …

£60
per night
Birchleigh Guest House
Birchleigh Guest House

Kents Bank Road, Grange-over-Sands LA11 7EY

4.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (16 reviews)

Situated in Grange-over-Sands, this guesthouse is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Yewbarrow House Gardens and within 3 mi (5 km) of Th …

£65
per night
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Pocket Guide: Lancaster Ashton Memorial Hotels

Lancashire has a great industrial heritage, deriving from its genesis during the 18th Century Industrial Revolution and lasting well into modern times. The great Victorian entrepreneurs and captains of industry erected memorials to themselves as well as civic buildings for the good of the community, and in this way much of their vast fortunes did indeed trickle down the generations and to some extent benefit all members of society. Follies were popular during this and earlier periods, vanity projects for those with a lot of cash and time on their hands, and one of the most lavish of these is the Ashton Memorial in Lancaster. It cost a small fortune to build, and is certainly worth visiting from your Lancashire hotel or guesthouse if you're in the area.

Lancashire Hotels for the Ashton memorial in Lancaster

You can find the Ashton Memorial in Williamson Park, in the county town of Lancaster. It dominates this pleasant green space, and although officially a folly it does succeed in blending in with its surroundings in a pleasing manner. Built by the industrialist Lord Ashton between 1907 and 1909, the memorial can be seen as a monument to human vanity or as a touching tribute to Ashton's second wife, depending on your point of view. It cost £80,000 at the time, and is undoubtedly a focal point for the park. The great and the good have often gone in for such projects, and there's no doubting that they do frequently enhance the surroundings, as this one does. Enjoy the Ashton Memorial from your Lancashire hotel or B&B for the small slice of colourful local history that it is.

Visit the Ashton Memorial from Your Lancashire Hotel

Nowadays, the Ashton memorial is the setting for concerts, exhibitions, private functions and weddings throughout the year. The interior was recently restored to its former glory, whilst on the exterior the monument sports a magnificent copper dome that can be seen for miles around. Enjoy a day out here from your hotel in Lancashire if you're nearby or passing through, as it's a very imposing building and has a unique ambience.

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