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Lancaster, seen from AldcliffeUniversity city Lancaster & its sister seaside resort Morecambe are set amidst beautiful countryside & coastline, in the north west of England, with a history that goes way back BC.
Close to both the southern Lake District and the West Yorkshire Dales, the old port and county town of Lancaster has a rich heritage with many global connections.
The vibrant arts scene is reflected in the entertainment and night life So crack on and get yourself some memories you wll treasure.

See the links below and left.

See our 'What's On' events calendar for the most comprehensive and easy to read local events guide.
Entertainment, activities and all kinds of get-togethers.

 Take our Virtual Tour and start getting to know the place.

 Attractions - great things to see and do
 Hungry? See our Eating-Out Locally Guide
 Where to stay - here's our Guide to hotels, guest houses,
      B&Bs, self-catering, camping and more.
 Lancaster goes way back BC and looks it.
      Read a brief history.
Lancaster: National Cycling Celebration Town
 Witches & Martyrs
 Find out about our rural surroundings' hidden villages
 The Cross Bay Walk
 Local Visitor Centres
 The Lake District National Park
 The Yorkshire Dales National Park
 Paranormal heritage
 Students & potential students
 ET Visitor's Guide
 Other Local Visitor Resources on the web
 Other Lancasters


The official visitor website for Lancaster, Morecambe and the Lune Valley is at

Lancaster Visitor Information Centre
Lancaster Visitor Information Centre is now at Lancaster Library, and is most readily accessed via the entrance in New Street, Lancaster, LA1 1EG.
Tel: 01524 582394 Email:

Morecambe Visitor Information Centre
Old Station Buildings, Marine Road Central, Morecambe LA4 4DB
tel. 01524 582808

Click here for info, booking and availability of Lancaster Hotels


Forest of Bowland
Area of outstanding natural beauty

• Visit Lancaster
• Visit Morecambe
These sites have been specially designed to appeal to people living outside of this area and to attract them to this District. They highlight the District's finest features and also provide comprehensive details about accommodation, attractions and events.

The Lune Valley Web Site
Between the picturesque town of Kirkby Lonsdale and the historic city of Lancaster is one of the most attractive stretches of river imaginable where the silvery River Lune meanders through a valley of outstanding natural beauty.

County Record Office
If you are looking for old documents relating to the area, start here. Lancaster records are also held here.

The Morecambe Bay Partnership
Takes action to improve the environment and quality of life around the bay. Join in!


There are several other Lancasters around the world, imitation being an entirely acceptable form of flattery:

United States
• Lancaster, California
The city's official site reveals Lancaster developed as the result of the influence of the Southern Pacific Railroad, which was completed between San Francisco and Los Angeles in 1867. Following the completion of the railroad and the establishment of a water stop because of the purity and accessibility, the Western Hotel, then known as the Gilwyn was built, and by 1890, Lancaster was quite prosperous.

Lancaster, New Hampshire
Lancaster is in the south west corner of the the Great North Woods region which combines Northern New Hampshire, parts of Northern Vermont, and parts of Western Maine.

• Lancaster, Ohio
It's flat. For the latest news, read the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

Lancaster, Massachusetts
This town declares the origins of its name: one of the first settlers, John Prescott, grew up in Lancaster, England. For 40 years "he was the heart and soul of the settlement," and in 1653, Prescott, along with some other families and partners requested that their land be incorporated as a town.

Lancaster County, Nebraska
County information: Go

• Lancaster, Pennsylvania
The one we seem to get mixed up with the most.
Lancaster is the oldest inland city in the United States of America, 71 miles west of Philadelphia
City of Lancaster web site
The Lancaster Community Action Program
Wierd Al Jancowic - Amish Paradise (music video)

Lancaster County, and Lancaster its county seat, South Carolina
Lancaster County and its county seat of Lancaster were named after Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The county was formed in 1785. Scotch-Irish settlers from Pennsylvania began moving into this upstate region in the 1750s. The Waxhaws settlement on the border with North Carolina was the birthplace of President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845). More info on the SciWay site...

• Lancaster, Texas
Founded in 1852 as a frontier post, Lancaster is only 15 minutes from downtown Dallas.
Official web site

• Lancaster County, Virginia
Settled in the mid-1600's, Lancaster County is located at the south eastern tip of Virginia's Northern Neck peninsula approximately 75 miles east of Richmond, 120 miles southeast of Washington, DC.
Local Government Site

• Lancaster, Wisconsin
"The best small town in Wisconsin!", according to its official web site.

Burt Lancaster
The actor.

Lancaster Opera House, New York

Lancaster Village, New York

The Lancaster New York Historical Society

Lancaster Socks - made in Spain

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