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Ashton Memorial
Lancaster really is one of the most beautiful cities in the north west of England, combining stunning urban and rural landscapes and vistas into an experience just waiting to be explored...

If you're planning a visit, or you're already here, take our slightly quirky virtual tour of the area - for an alternative view!



TOUR LOCATIONS


castle

LANCASTER CASTLE
As well as being a major tourist attraction, Lancaster Castle is a fully functioning seat of judgement and retribution...

sculpture

WILLIAMSON PARK
Williamson Park has landscaped gardens, quiet arbours, a putting green, adventure playground, and the butterfly & reptiles houses...

queen victoria

QUEEN VICTORIA
The statue of Queen Victoria uniquely expresses the traditional relationship between the monarchy and the elected representatives(!)...

saltayre

SEAGULL COLONY
Salt Ayre landfill and waste recycling centre boasts one of the largest seagull colonies in Europe, if not the world...

licensed site

HALF MOON BAY
Set like a jewel in the tiara of the Fylde coast, the unmistakeable silhouette of Half Moon Bay can be seen for miles in all directions...

market scene

LOCAL MARKETS
Indoor and Outdoor, Farmers Markets and Flea Markets, - Local people (from all over the world!) sell goods and produce you can't find in high street shops and supermarkets

swans

LANCASTER CANAL
Lancaster Canal winds through Lancaster east of the centre, passing several pleasant canalside pubs and restaurants as it goes...

cemetery

LANCASHIRE WITCHES
In 1612, forty years before the English civil war, nine people were hanged for witchcraft, close to the present site of Nightingale Hall Farm...

freemans wood

SPOOKY PATHS
For a modern town Lancaster has some weird stuff going on! This page is dedicated to some of Lancaster's spooky corners and paths...

ruxton's house

BUCK RUXTON'S HOUSE
Queen Victoria has her back to Dr. Ruxton's house in Dalton Square, scene of the grisly murder of his wife and housemaid...

wood carving

LANCASTER PRIORY
Lancaster Priory has a history that goes back to the Dark Ages, and here's just a selection of the weird stuff you can see there...


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MORE INFO/LINKS

- for details of actual guided tours of the area see our 'What's On' section and also:

Lancaster Tourist Information Centre
The Storey, Meeting House Lane Lancaster LA1 1TH
01524 582394
http://www.citycoastcountryside.co.uk/

Lancaster Archaeological + Historical Society have also got an excellent (and historically more detailed + correct) virtual tour on their site. check it out

 

 

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