Lancaster is a small city in the north-west of England, and lies between the sea (Morecambe Bay) and the beautiful hills of the Trough of Bowland. A short drive to the north is the fabulous Lake District, the high fells of which can be seen across the bay. Morecambe is only a couple of miles to the west: a traditional seaside town offering stunning sunsets from the promenade.
Lancaster is the historical regional capital, and still retains a lot of its ancient buildings, such as the 1,000-year-old castle. Find out more from the official website.
Getting to Lancaster is easy, thanks to its great transport links: both the M6 and the west coast main line (railway) serve Lancaster. Our nearest airport is in Manchester, just 70 minutes away by road or rail.
Here are some (approximate) train journey times from Lancaster:
In 40 minutes you could be in Windermere (the Lake District)
In 1 hour you could be in Manchester or Carlisle
In 2 hours you could reach Glasgow, Birmingham or Leeds
2 hours 15 minutes puts you in London or Edinburgh