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Lancaster
Travel Guide

Lancaster is a beautiful city steeped in history, with the natural beauty and a cosmopolitan atmosphere, making it a unique and interesting place to visit. With accommodation ranging from the traditional to the more modern choice of hotels, Lancaster is a great destination for an English city break with a bit of a difference.

Lancaster Castle is an amazing old castle, which up until a few years ago was also a jail. Explore the cell areas and its interesting architecture that will help you to visualise the stories from yesteryear. Another place worth visiting is Lancaster Brewery, a working brewery that creates real ales and craft beers. With regular tours and knowledgeable guides you can learn all about the process of this locally harvested beer and, of course, enjoy the all-important samples.

Explore Lancashire County

Explore the wider Lancashire area, complete with great beaches, family attractions and the stunning Lancashire countryside. Blackpool is one of the many reasons why Lancashire is such a popular holiday destination. What makes Blackpool so popular, and a favourite holiday resort amongst many, is that there is so much on offer; plenty to see and do. A trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a must for the whole family. With rollercoaster and water rides available, there are endless activities to keep everyone entertained all day long.

If you are a fan of the theatre, Blackpool Theatre offers a varied entertaining programme to suit all. Take a trip to the top of Blackpool Tower with outstanding views across Lancashire. And if you are lucky, on a clear day you might even spot Manchester.

Visit Lancashire Museums

Visit the Queen Street Mill Textile Museum and witness the last surviving 19th century steam powered weaving mill in action. This Museum brings to life days from a bygone era when cotton was the top source of income for the Lancashire area.

The Keighley Bus Museum in nearby Burnley is also worth a visit; a mixture of fully restored buses and other exhibits at various stages of restoration provide great insight and history into the life of buses in early 20th century England.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Bowland Forest, an area of outstanding natural beauty, provides the perfect opportunity to escape city life, enabling you to explore this stunning part of Lancashire. If you enjoy the great outdoors and interesting wildlife then you will certainly enjoy a visit to Bowland Forest.

Famous for its links to the now legendary tales of the notorious witch trials of 1612, Pendle Hill and its surrounding towns and villages could be described as a more bewitching area of Lancashire. Learn the story or the legend behind the Pendle Witches as you take the opportunity to walk or cycle through this impressive countryside.

Ibis Budget Lancaster Centre
Ibis Budget Lancaster Centre
2.5 out of 5
King Street,NA, Lancaster, England
The price is £29 per night from 18 Jul to 18 Jul
Located in the heart of Lancaster, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Lancaster City Museum and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Lancaster University. Judges' Lodgings and ...
3.6/5Good! (7 reviews)
"Fantastic location and fantastic hotel."

Reviewed on 22 Jun 2021

Ibis Budget Lancaster Centre
Holiday Inn Lancaster
Holiday Inn Lancaster
4 out of 5
The price is £63 per night from 18 Jul to 18 Jul
Situated on the riverwalk, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lune Aqueduct and The Centre at Halton. St John's Historic Church and Grand Theater are ...
4/5Very Good! (871 reviews)
"Good location, short distance from the motorway and could walk along the canal or the river to the centre"

Reviewed on 5 Jun 2021

Holiday Inn Lancaster
Thurnham Hall by Diamond Resorts
Thurnham Hall by Diamond Resorts
4 out of 5
Situated in Lancaster, this historic aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from River Wyre and within 6 miles (10 km) of Lancaster University and Old Holly Farm. Forrest ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (622 reviews)
"Lovely place but a bit isolated. Very much appreciated to room upgrade. Unable to get hold of anyone to book a second session at the pool. Nowhere on site to buy provisions and no information provided about local amenities (we did manage to find the local pub by ourselves, which was very nice."

Reviewed on 8 May 2021

Thurnham Hall by Diamond Resorts
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Winter Gardens Service Apartments
Winter Gardens Service Apartments
3 out of 5
77 Adelaide St, Blackpool, England
Located in Blackpool Town Center, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Winter Gardens and Blackpool Grand Theatre. Blackpool Tower and Blackpool ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Short stay
"Very clean and comfortable apartment. Easy to get hold of the contact to check in. Simple key exchange as it is all digital. Very pleased."

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2020

Winter Gardens Service Apartments
SANDPIPER HOLIDAY APARTMENTS
SANDPIPER HOLIDAY APARTMENTS
3.5 out of 5
Nestled on the beach, this South Shore apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Blackpool Beach, Sandcastle Waterpark and Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Blackpool ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (6 reviews)
Really good
"Really clean and comfortable can’t fault it will be booking for my next trip to Blackpool"

Reviewed on 26 Apr 2021

SANDPIPER HOLIDAY APARTMENTS
Norwyn Court
Norwyn Court
3.5 out of 5
85 87 Reads Ave, Blackpool, England
Located in Blackpool Town Center, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Higgitt's Las Vegas Amusements and Coral Island. Blackpool Tower and ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (31 reviews)
Return Trip
"Brilliant all round. No problems. I was here last month so I knew it would be okay."

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2020

Norwyn Court
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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