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Places to visit in and around Lancaster
One of England’s Heritage Cities, Lancaster has something magical to offer every visitor. A famous castle, fascinating museums, stunning architecture, cosy old fashioned pubs and trendy coffee shops are just some of its highlights. Lancaster is also a creative city with not one, but two theatres, two annual music festivals, the Storey Gallery, tempting independent shops, and the icing on the cake is surely the famous Williamson Park and Ashton Memorial.
The magnificent Morecambe Bay stretches from the south west corner of the Lake District to Fleetwood in Lancashire, and is just a 15 minute drive from the Royal Kings Arms. At the heart of the bay is the famous art deco town of Morecambe itself, and there is no better place from which to admire the panoramic views than from this seaside town’s promenade and statue of its most famous son, the late great comedian Eric Morecambe.
The Trough and Forest of Bowland
The Forest of Bowland is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just a few miles from the city of Lancaster. With its sweeping moorlands, picturesque villages, dry stone walls, clusters of farmsteads and seemingly endless skies, this is surely a paradise for walkers and wildlife enthusiasts alike. If you are looking for unforgettable landscapes and respite from the hustle and bustle of city life, the Trough and Forest of Bowland are not to be missed.
We may be proud Lancastrians, but there is no denying the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales. The Yorkshire Dales National Park has many faces, in parts wild and windswept, in others quaint and tranquil. It includes some of the finest limestone scenery in the UK, with crags and pavements, underground caves and spectacular waterfalls. Famous for tea, the Settle to Carlisle Railway and its stunning landscape the Yorkshire Dales are within an hour’s drive from Lancaster.
Kendal & Southern Lake District
Famous the world over for its astounding natural beauty and unique culture, is the area of South Lakeland. There are mountains, lakes, tarns and meres to explore, the towns of Windermere, Kendal and Ambleside to visit and the home and life of the most famous children’s author Beatrix Potter to discover. Take a cruise across Windermere, a trip on a steam train or simply admire the unforgettable views.