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.

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.

Holiday Inn Lancaster, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Lancaster, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Caton Road, Lancaster, England, LA1 3RA
The price is £76 per night from 17 Jul to 18 Jul
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Lancaster. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
3.9/5 Good! (963 reviews)
"Friendly Staff make all the difference in this hotel."

Reviewed on 3 Jun 2022

Holiday Inn Lancaster, an IHG Hotel
Thurnham Hall by Diamond Resorts
Thurnham Hall by Diamond Resorts
4 out of 5
A588, Thurnham, Lancaster, England, LA2 ODT
The price is £106 per night from 28 Jun to 29 Jun
Stay at this 4-star historic aparthotel in Lancaster. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (651 reviews)
"Stayed in a one bedroom apartment for two nights.The apartment was very clean and comfortable.Everything you need for a self catering holiday was in the kitchen. Spa and gym facilities were both excellent and included currently in the price of the stay. Booked up to go again for four nights in ..."

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

Thurnham Hall by Diamond Resorts
The Mill at Conder Green
The Mill at Conder Green
4 out of 5
Thurnham Mill Lane, Lancaster, England, LA2 0BD
The price is £80 per night from 27 Jun to 28 Jun
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly guesthouse in Lancaster. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (156 reviews)
"The Mill was a beautiful location, peaceful and relaxing. The staff were friendly, welcoming and attentive. The room was spotless with an amazing view. The restaurant had a great ambiance, the food was exquisite and value for money. An overall memorable and serene experience. I have recommend The ..."

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2022

The Mill at Conder Green
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.
Thurnham Hall by Diamond Resorts
Thurnham Hall by Diamond Resorts
4 out of 5
A588, Thurnham, Lancaster, England, LA2 ODT
The price is £106 per night from 28 Jun to 29 Jun
Stay at this 4-star historic aparthotel in Lancaster. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (651 reviews)
"Stayed in a one bedroom apartment for two nights.The apartment was very clean and comfortable.Everything you need for a self catering holiday was in the kitchen. Spa and gym facilities were both excellent and included currently in the price of the stay. Booked up to go again for four nights in ..."

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

Thurnham Hall by Diamond Resorts
Bank House Cottage + Hot Tub
Bank House Cottage + Hot Tub
3.5 out of 5
Slack lane, Thurnham, Lancaster, England, LA2 0AZ
Stay at this 3.5-star cottage in Lancaster. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Popular attractions Forrest Hills and Half Moon Bay are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
"We had a lovely stay at bank house cottage . Veronica and Alan made us feel very welcome . The cottage has beautiful views all around and is so clean and cosy. Would definitely recommend the hot tub it was very relaxing after long walks. The Stork pub serves great food and is just few minutes away ..."

Reviewed on 3 Jun 2022

Bank House Cottage + Hot Tub
Home from home near Lakes & the Dales - First Floor Apartment with Lift
Home from home near Lakes & the Dales - First Floor Apartment with Lift
Lancaster, ENG
The price is £154 per night from 27 Jun to 28 Jun
Stay at this apartment in Lancaster. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a Smart TV. Popular attractions The Centre at Halton and Lune Aqueduct are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Excellent holiday apartment
"We enjoyed our holiday in the Daisy Lune apartment very much. It’s a cosy and colourful apartment and Samantha (the owner) is very friendly and helpful. The location is perfect for discovering Lancashire and the Lakes. We can recommend the apartment."

Reviewed on 6 Jun 2022

Home from home near Lakes & the Dales - First Floor Apartment with Lift
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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