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VISITORS' GUIDE

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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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Virtual Tour

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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Virtual Tour — Williamson Park

54 acres of beautiful parkland in Lancaster with enchanting woodland walks and play areas, natural amphitheatres and breathtaking views to the Fylde Coast, Morecambe Bay and the Lake District. Based on the Taj Mahal, the park's Ashton Memorial is host to Art Exhibitions and private functions.  

Sizergh Castle & Garden

Sizergh Castle, near Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8AE Sat Nav: LA8 8DZ. Tel: 015395 60951. National Trust. Beautiful medieval house, gardens and estate, at the gateway to the Lake District. It features a pond, lake, wildlife, national collection of ferns and superb limestone rock garden. Café, shop, events. 

Leighton Hall

Leighton Hall, Carnforth, Lancs LA5 9ST. 01524 734474. A stunning location for wedding ceremonies, corporate events and hosted group activities for schools and societies; attractive gardens, rolling parkland and the hall itself; great for family visits and a dramatic setting for film and TV shoots. 

The Forest of Bowland AONB

Kettledrum, 6 Root Hill Estate Yard, Whitewell Road, Dunsop Bridge, Lancashire BB7 3AY. T. 01200 448000. The Forest of Bowland is situated in North West England, and was designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1964. 

Morecambe Festival Market

Excellently located by Morecambe’s Promenade, with its unbeatable views towards the Lakeland hills, the Festival Market is one of the highlights the town has to offer. With over a hundred stalls selling an enormous selection of products, you are sure to find what you are looking for! 

Morecambe Superbowl

Central Drive, Morecambe, LA4 4DW UK. Phone: 01524 400 974. If it’s tenpin bowling you are looking for, this is the place for you. Our centre contains 20 lanes, open 364 days of the year from 10am – late. With diner, bar, games arcade, pool tables, kids’ disco party room and a function suite. 

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. 

Lancaster Cemetery

Quernmore Road, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 3JT. T. 01524 582635. Lancaster Cemetery is one of 7 cemeteries operated by Lancaster City Council. It has 3 (currently unused) cemetery chapels, all designed by the prominent local architect Edward Paley in c 1855. Tours in Summer  

The Butterfly House

Williamson Park's original Edwardian Palm House now houses an ever-changing display of tropical butterflies. Walk amongst some of the world's most beautiful tropical species, including brilliant Swallowtails and cleverly camouflaged Owl butterflies, within a natural habitat. 

Happy Mount Park, Morecambe

Happy Mount Park is proud of its reputation of being a traditional seaside park for people of all ages. Brass Bands, Gardens, Cafe, Crown Green Bowling, Tennis Courts, Splash Park, Crazy Golf, Putting Green, Adventure Playground, Swing Boats, Railway, Trampolines, Basketball and more! 

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.  

Bridge House Farm Tearooms & Farm Shop

Bridge House Farm, Main St, Wray, LA2 8QP. Tel: 015242 22496. Set in a spectacular location beside the River Roeburn, Bridge House Farm Tearooms has established itself as a delightful destination where a warm welcome is always guaranteed. 

The Morecambe Winter Gardens

Morecambe Winter Gardens, 209 Marine Road Central, Morecambe LA4 4BU. Tel. 01524 422180. The Morecambe Winter Gardens opened as The Victoria Pavilion theatre in 1897 and is situated on the resort’s central promenade, overlooking Morecambe Bay. 

The Greaves House Bed & Breakfast

66 Greaves Rd, Lancaster, LA1 4UR. Tel: 01524 39344 or 07799 148775. We are approximately two miles from Lancaster University on the A6 and are in close proximity to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, St Martins College, Bus and Train Services. The city centre is a ten minute walk. 

The Grand Theatre, Lancaster

The Grand offers an extensive range of theatre, film and live entertainment. Tours of the exuberant Edwardian interior may include a glimpse of actress Mrs Sarah Siddons, the Ghost-in-Residence. 

The Gregson Centre

Gregson Community & Arts Centre, 33 Moorgate, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 3PY. Tel: 01524 849959 

The Dukes

The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE. Box Office Tel. 01524 598500 

The Storey Creative Industries Centre

The Storey CIC combines one of Lancaster’s finest Grade 2 listed buildings, with a 21st century infrastructure. The SCIC contains a theatrical auditorium, lecture theatre, tasting gardens, rentable offices, workshop spaces, exhibition space, meeting rooms and a cafe & bar.  

The Gatehouse Restaurant

Canal Side, White Cross, Lancaster LA1 4XQ. T:01524 849111. Many people who enjoy dining out in Lancaster regard us as their favourite restaurant — why not come and find out why!  

Whale Tail Café

78a Penny Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1XN. Telephone: 01524 845133. Tasty breakfasts, wholesome lunches, with soups and specials, children’s choices and much more to delight every appetite. The Whale Tail Café, established in Lancaster for over 25 years, looks forward to making you welcome. 

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