LANCASTER & SURROUNDING AREAS
The small county town of Lancaster is built on the site of a Roman encampment (Castrum), originally to guard the crossing over the River Lune. It later became a prosperous port and home to Lancaster Castle, a magnificent Norman Fortress.
The network of streets below the castle are lined with pretty Georgian houses, and the fine Georgian Town Hall which has been converted into a local history museum.
Lancaster's rich maritime history can found all around, from St George's Quay, to the 18th century Custom House. Now an award-winning museum telling the fascinating story of the port's long maritime past, and the fishing communities of nearby Morecambe Bay. From the Custom House make your way to the impressive 200-year-old stone aqueduct, which carries the Lancaster Canal over the River Lune, on five wide arches.
Nestled in the county of Lancashire, known for its outstanding Natural Beauty, with 137 miles of coastline, The Ribble and Lune Valleys, Pennines and flat coastal plains, Lancashire is the perfect place to explore.