About Lancaster and Morecambe

Lancaster and Morecambe district, in the north-west of England, encompasses an historic city, a traditional seaside town and beautiful countryside adjoining the Trough of Bowland (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), the Yorkshire Dales (a National Park) and the Lake District (now a UNESCO World Heritage site).

ashton memorial lancaster

Lancaster is a small city, the historic regional capital, and still retains a lot of its ancient buildings, such as the 1,000-year-old castle. It is also home to two universities and a cathedral.  This picture shows the iconic Ashton Memorial in the beautiful Williamson Park.

Morecambe is only a couple of miles to the west: a traditional seaside town offering stunning sunsets from the promenade and a lively programme of diverse festivals throughout the year. A short drive to the north is the fabulous Lake District, the high fells of which can be seen across the bay.

ELT well office in Morecambe

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.

From Lancaster it is just a 15-minute taxi ride or  local train journey to the sea front in Morecambe, where the ELT well offices are.

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 GlasgowBirmingham or Leeds
2 hours 15 minutes puts you in London or Edinburgh