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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.

Virtual Tour — Williamson Park

You can see the Ashton Memorial, which is in Williamson Park, from the M6 motorway and from miles around. This is the story I was told about it, which is probably a tissue of untruths. Feel free to get in touch and put us right!

Stargazing in Williamson Park, Lancaster


Repeats every week every Friday 2 times. Friday, March 24, 2017 - 19:30

at: Williamson Park, Lancaster LA1 1UX

Put your Best Paw Forward For Bark In The Park!

Dog lovers are being invited to sign up to a very special charity even in Williamson Park on Sunday 23 April in aid of local families affected by cancer & life limiting conditions. It's a Fun Dog Show plus a 4km Walk, a doggy Agility Course and a Family Scavenger Quest with a St George’s Day theme.

Park animals ‘taste the difference’

A weaver bird at Lancaster's Williamson Park. Image: Williamson ParkThe animals in Lancaster's Williamson Park will be getting their weekly food shop from Sainsbury's from now on thanks to a new partnership with Lancaster City Council.

Williamson Park Set to Stage Classic Roald Dahl Play

Lancaster's Williamson Park will host an outdoor theatre production later this month. Roald Dahl favourite Danny the Champion of the World has been adapted by theatre company Illyria for a performance in the park on Monday 30th May at 3.00pm. The story follows Danny and his devoted father who live in a caravan and operate the village’s local petrol station and garage.

Everything's coming up Roses at Williamson Park

Everything will be coming up 'Roses' at Lancaster's Williamson Park this summer when the 2012 Roses Historic Vehicle Run heads to the park. The 12th Historic Vehicle Run will leave Bradford on Sunday 1st July and make its way via Halifax, Todmordon, Burnley, Clitheroe and through the Trough of Bowland before ending its journey at the park.

Gifts galore and so much more at Williamson Park store

The gift shop at Williamson Park in Lancaster has undergone an amazing transformation. Lancaster City Council gathered together an expert team consisting of members of the Visitor Information Centres, Customer Services and Williamson Park staff to redecorate the shop, whilst introducing new stock and raising the standards of customer service.

Pavilion Cafe opens in style at Williamson Park

Local families were in for a treat at the opening of the Pavilion Café at Williamson Park on Saturday. The café re-opened its doors to show off the modern updated interior and brand new menu packed with delicious local produce.

Vintage car rally to visit Williamson Park

Lancaster's Williamson Park will be welcoming members of the Roses Run Vintage Car Rally on Sunday 5th July.

Lancaster Guardian cartoonist exhibits in the Park

Yes, we know that headline could be misleading. Got you here though, didn't it? Paintings of local landmarks by Lancaster artist and Lancaster Guardian Jack Knight will be on display throughout June in the Pavilion Café in Williamson Park. The exhibition features a number of original pieces and Giclee prints, including his most popular work, "Summer in the City".

Ghost stories and ghastly tales at the Ashton Memorial

Join the staff of Williamson Park (if you dare!) for a spine-chilling evening full of shocks and scares, ghost stories and local scary tales on Saturday 20th December, with a performance of the play The Ghost Writer.

Wi-fi at Williamson Park

Customers of the Pavilion Café at Williamson Park can now surf the internet over a cappuccino following the installation of a new wireless access point. If you fancy getting out of the office, you can now tweet and email from the beautiful surroundings of the Park cafe, whilst tucking in to some great food using locally sourced ingredients.

Lancaster War Mysteries: Whatever Happened to All Our Railings?

Donated for the war effort: Williamson Park's railings. Photo courtesy Andrew ReillyA tour around Lancaster, delving into its history, is always interesting - sometimes for what isn't there, rather than what is. A case in point is the many places where you'll see place where iron railings were once placed - but have now long gone, such asWilliamson Park.

New homes for birds at Williamson Park

park staff and Friends of Williamson Park prepare to install 50 new bird boxes in the Fenham Carr area of the park. Photo courtesy Lancaster City CouncilBirds at Williamson Park can look forward to feathering their nests in brand new homes this year thanks tothe 50 new bird boxes recently installed in trees at Fenham Carr.

Work begins to restore Lancaster's iconic Ashton Memorial

Photo: Ant MercerSpecialist restoration work to one of Lancaster’s iconic landmarks has begun. The steps leading to the Ashton Memorial in Williamson Park have been closed for over a year due to the condition of the foundations and support structures below ground, which has made the steps unsafe for use by members of the public. Work to restore the steps commenced in December.

Blight puts part of Williamson Park out of bounds

Urgent work is being carried out in The Dell in Lancaster's Williamson Park in a race to preserve woodland around the park. The Dell has been blighted with diseased Rhododendron bushes and Lancaster City Council says the area will be inaccessible to the general public until they are removed. It is necessary to remove the diseased plants to prevent further infection.

'Enjoy' the latest from Williamson Park in Lancaster

Williamson Park in Lancaster has produced a brand new digital magazine called ‘Enjoy’ which is crammed with news and summer events. In the first edition, find out what the volunteers group have been up too. Plus, meet two new furry residents in the animal garden - Dandelion and Burdock and see how you can get involved in Love Your Zoo Week.

Plenty to do for kids across the Lancaster district this summer

A day of fun, free activities brought hundreds of children to Williamson Park on Wednesday, as Lancaster City Council celebrated National Playday.   Children took part in den and fire building, face painting, arts and crafts and water slides. Lancaster City Council’s Play Rangers were also on hand to teach circus skills and host the brand new ‘Play schemes got Talent’ competition.

Robin Hood Bows Out

Robin Hood will be heading out of Lancaster in just a few days after spending his summer entertaining thousands of people in Williamson Park. The Dukes new version of Robin Hood proved so popular that its run was extended for a week but on 17th August, the famous outlaw will fire his final arrow in the park.