First the Romans, then the Saxons, now the students – everybody’s drawn to Lancaster.
And no wonder, really. Have you seen the castle? It’s exceptional. Actually – scratch that. All Lancaster’s architecture is exceptional. The Cathedral, the Museum on Market Square, the Town Hall… If you need a break from the books, just take a walk around. It’s a history lesson in itself.
Lancaster was built on trade. Those meandering canal towpaths, branching off from the River Lune, were vital trade routes. (Today they’re perfect for walking dogs.) Their banks are lined with grand, decadent Georgian buildings – Town and Crown have long been connected here.
There’s plenty to do, too. A smattering of quirky boutiques and independent galleries sit beside high-street stores on Penny Street, St Nic’s, and Marketgate. Pubs. Bars. Theatre. Art. A thriving independent music scene. Sport.
It’s all here. What else do you need?
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