Lancaster is city with a rich heritage with much to see and do, where you can explore the historical buildings, such as the Castle and Cathedral, and visit interesting museums. You can enjoy a large choice if you’re eating out, with many different restaurants ranging from a cosy, traditional pub lunch to chic and modern eating. For an evening’s entertainment, you could visit the Grand Theatre for music, comedy, opera, tribute bands and musicals, at The Dukes you can see a variety of drama, together with music and comedy, and there are lots of styles of pubs and bars where you can enjoy a good night out.
If shopping’s want you want, then all your needs will be met in the city, which include the Marketgate Shopping Centre and St. Nicholas Arcades. The closest airports for international flights are Manchester Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport, and conference centres in the city include Lancaster University and Lancaster House Conference Centre.
Lancaster Car Hire
Wherever you are in Lancaster, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Lancaster car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
You could choose any of the following places to visit while in Lancaster:
The City Museum
This Museum tells the story of the city with many collections dating from prehistory to present, including a remarkable Roman tombstone and impressive paintings. You can also see the King’s Own Royal Regiment Museum which is located here, and both Museums are housed in a grand Grade II listed 18th century building.
You can visit this imposing fortress and learn about its rich past, with sieges and battles and its history as a prison. You can hear about some of the people who were tried and executed here, including those sentenced to death for witchcraft, and explore this impressive fortress, which include the 12th century Keep, 14th century Well Tower and 15th Gatehouse.
This 19th century Cathedral is a Grade II listed building and built in Gothic Revival style. Here you can see the fine architecture and beautiful interior with features such as the wall paintings, carvings, chapels, High Altar and intricately carved triptych, colourful stained glass and marble font.
Here you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of green space and trees, along with the Park’s features such as the elegant early 20th century Ashton Memorial building, sculptures and fountains. There is also a Butterfly house, and the Park is host to regular evening plays during some summer months.
This is the former home of Thomas Covell, an infamous witch hunter in the 16th and 17th century, and the building later served as lodging for Judges. It is now a Museum where you can see interesting collections of furniture and fine art, along with the Museum of Childhood with charming toys dating from the 1700’s onwards, including dolls houses and teddy bears.
Lancaster Maritime Museum
Here you can learn about maritime history of the area, including the port and canal, and involvement with the slave trade, with exhibits such as fishing boats, models of ships and an aquarium, all located in a former 18th century Custom House.
This Cottage Museum is an enchanting little house where you can see what it was like to have lived in Victorian times, complete with Victorian fireplace and every day things such as laundry items, and you’ll have a costumed housekeeper to greet you.
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