About Lancaster

As you approach on the M6, you can tell by the dramatic change in the landscape that you are arriving somewhere special.

Explore England’s Grandest Folly
Ashton Memorial in Williamson Park dominates the Lancaster skyline and is visible for many miles around. It also offers spectacular views of the surrounding area, including Morecambe Bay. The building is in the Edwardian Baroque style and was designed by John Belcher. It has been described as “England’s grandest folly” and the “Taj Mahal of the North”.

A Lancaster Landmark
The Lune Aqueduct, one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the Waterways’ and a masterpiece of civil engineering. At 202 metres long, it carries Lancaster Canal 16 metres above the River Lune. Designed by John Rennie and constructed by Alexander Stevens in 1797. Take a cruise along the canal or stroll along the towpath for some fantastic sights.

Step into 1,000 years of history
Lancaster Castle- Dating back almost 1000 years Lancaster Castle is still owned by Her Majesty the Queen, who is the Duke of Lancaster. As well as being a fortification, its courtrooms have witnessed many famous trials over the centuries, including those of the Lancashire Witches who were convicted and sentenced to death in 1612.