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Virtual Tour

An insider's tour of local places of interest. (Series)

Lancaster & Morecambe have bland — sorry, 'brand' — makeover

5/9/14: In July the City Council Cabinet resolved unanimously to 'Cease funding the distribution of printed Visitor Guides for the district, using alternative ways to make up to date visitor information more widely available as part of destination marketing.' Virtual Lancaster has had a look at how this is

Ullswater 'Steamers' Launch Summer Cruise And Electric Bike Tour Packages

20/4/13: If you're considering a 'Staycation' this summer, then perhaps a short trip to the Lakes, right on our doorstep, is an option. If so, then you might be interested in some new pleasure and pedal packages from lake cruise company Ullswater ‘Steamers’.

City Council on The Storey Institute - Tourist Information set to return to Centre

14/9/12: Lancaster City Council has just issued this statement about the future of the Storey Institute, confirming its future as a creative industries centre, a decision which has been welcomed by current tennants. The Storey Institute in Lancaster will continue operating as a creative industries centre. This decision was made Full Council when it met this week (12th September).

Brace yourselves for a bathe: Morecambe's water is lovely

15/6/11: Bathing in Morecambe Bay has never been better, according to the Government.

Council promotes Lancaster's tourist appeal

2/6/11: Lancaster Visitor Information Centre Assistants John Moorhouse, Kath Luby and Robin Jamison.Lancaster City Council is proud to be telling locals, visitors and potential visitors alike that our district is the place to be if you’re looking for a calendar packed with things to see and do in our city, coast and countryside.

Local Events in Tourism Vote

13/5/09: Morecambe’s annual celebration of the seaside 'We do like to Be Beside the Sea!' and the Lancaster Fireworks Spectacular have been nominated for the major award 'Event of the Year' by Lancashire and Blackpool Tourist Board.

'Holiday at Home' for British Tourism Week 2009

9/3/09: A 'Taste of Lancashire Food' at Lancaster Tourist Information Centre. Photo via: Staff at Lancaster and Morecambe Visitor Information Centres are inviting customers to call in and help them celebrate British Tourism Week (March 23 to 29).

£20m funding package for Northwest tourism industry

14/1/09: The Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) today announced a £20.6 million funding package for the region’s tourism industry, which will ensure that the region’s five sub-regional tourist boards are in a strong position to support tourism businesses during the current economic climate.

Lancaster in (Tourist) Demand

21/1/08: Lancaster City Council is preparing to launch its tourism brochures for 2008 and judging by requests made for them via its tourism website, they’re already in great demand.

Tourism numbers increase

16/1/08: Lancaster continues to prove appealing to overseas visitors, with the Tourist Information Centre's visitors book indicating that the historic city remains ever popular with visitors from all four corners of the globe.

Top of the class with new gift packs

16/1/08: School children and teachers in Lancaster can now buy visiting students the ideal gift pack to remember their time in the district. Lancaster Tourist Information Centre (TIC) has launched the new gift pack after regularly receiving requests from local schools for gift ideas to give to exchange students and retiring staff.