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Here's lots of places to go and things to do in Lancaster & Morecambe and the beautiful surrounding area.

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Lancaster really is one of the most beautiful cities in the north-west of England, combining unique urban and rural experiences just waiting to be explored…
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Salt Ayre Leisure Centre

Following a £5m refurbishment (2017) Salt Ayre boasts a wide range of high quality indoor, water and outdoor facilities & activities for all ages and fitness levels. We also offer an extra programme of exciting supervised activities for children through the school holidays. 

Lancaster Castle

Be prepared, this is no ruin. Owned by the Queen, until 2011 Lancaster Castle was a fully functioning seat of judgement and retribution, and still contains the local County Court. It's free to enter and offers festivals, tours, theatre, re-enactment, music, children's activities, souvenirs and cafe. 

Lancaster Canal

Lancaster Canal is one of the most beautiful waterways in Britain. 

Lancaster Maritime Museum

Lancaster Maritime Museum, Custom House, St George's Quay, Lancaster LA1 1RB. Telephone: 01524 382264. Explore Lancaster’s golden age and rich maritime and natural history. 

Cottage Museum

Cottage Museum, 15 Castle Hill, Lancaster LA1 1YS. Tel. 01524 64637. The museum provides an intimate glimpse of early Victorian life in a tiny and intriguing 18th-century cottage spread over 5 floors. You may even get to meet the Victorian housekeeper! 

Lancaster Priory

Architecturally impressive, superbly situated and steeped in history, Lancaster Priory is well worth a visit.  

Carnforth Station Heritage Centre

The award-winning Heritage Centre is located within a busy working railway station, offering the visitor a wealth of attractions, facilities and a fascinating range of exhibitions, including The “Brief Encounter” exhibition and the Thomas the Tank Engine Playroom.  

The Exchange Creative Community

A community-driven creative hub that uses art and creativity as a means to grow community wellbeing, aspiration and enterprise, based in the heart of Morecambe's West End. The Exchange is a vibrant hub for art, craft, multimedia and creativity with classes, community events and exhibitions.  

Lancaster City Museum

This splendid museum's collections illustrate the rich history and archaeology of the city of Lancaster, from the Romans to the present day. It features regularly changing exhibitions and a programme of fun events and activities for families. It is also home to The King's Own Regiment museum. 

King Street Art Gallery and Artist Studios

King Street Studios have two gallery spaces with a regular changeover of exhibitions. We are located upstairs at 5a King Street, opposite Waterstones and next to Seville hairdressers, in Lancaster City Centre. 

Wyresdale Park Co-Working Barns and Artist Studios

Listed stone barns in the idyllic grounds of Wyresdale Park have been transformed into an open plan co-working loft-studio for designated desk/ studio spaces.  

The Platform, Morecambe

The Platform is Morecambe’s main events and entertainment venue, in the old Promenade Railway Station. It hosts a strong touring programme from jazz and blues to world music, folk and classical and also an extensive range of workshops, recitals, lectures, sequence dances and community events.  

The Crown Hotel - Morecambe Promenade

The Crown Hotel boasts 14 Deluxe En-Suite Rooms, furnished to a very high standard with contemporary oak furniture and the highest quality views of the sunsets over Morecambe Bay and out over the Lakeland Fells. For overnight stays, short breaks or longer residence at very competitive rates. 

Virtual Tour — Dr Buck Ruxton’s House of Murder

Dr Buck Ruxton was undoubtedly Lancaster’s most sensational twentieth-century murderer. The murders are famous because of the application of then new methods of forensic science to their solution. A man of science himself, Ruxton would have been one of the few then capable of understanding them. 

Virtual Tour — Freeman’s Wood in Lancaster

Between Willow Lane and the River Lune lies Freeman’s Wood. The local area, known as The Marsh, was once common land on which the local Freemen of the borough were entitled to graze their sheep.  

Toll House Inn

A £2 million development in the centre of Lancaster at the junction of Penny Street and Aldcliffe Road and offers a 4* bar, hotel and dining in the heart of the city. This is a place to celebrate, relax, unwind, and enjoy the best of Lancastrian hospitality and service. 

The Assembly Rooms Emporium

The Assembly Rooms Emporium occupies a lovely 18th century Grade II listed heritage building in Lancaster City Centre. The building is home to an Aladdin's cave of authentic period, vintage and alternative clothing and accessories, antiques and collectibles, books, jigsaws and arts and crafts. 

Lancaster Charter Market

Surrounded by many comfortable cafes with indoor and outdoor seating and incorporating a local Farmers' Market, Lancaster's historic Charter Market offers great value for money and is a very popular social, shopping and browsing experience.  

Red Bank Farm & Archer's Cafe

We are a small family run camping and motor home site on a working farm, on the shores of Morecambe Bay. With stunning panoramic views of the Lakeland hills, we see the most beautiful sunsets! The On-Site pets corner and beachside location make it ideal for young and old alike.  

The Centre @ Halton

A vibrant and welcoming community centre in the heart of Halton, offering indoor and outdoor facilities, with a fantastic skate park. We have a huge number of classes and activities, from sports and exercise to community activities and events for all ages. We also have a friendly and popular cafe.  

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