"Lancaster - close to Mountain, Moor and Sea" Top 5 Page for this destination Lancaster by MartinSelway
Lancaster Travel Guide: 56 reviews and 172 photos
My wife and I have a soft spot for this place - we both met and fell for each other while students studying at St Martin's College. I lived here for three years and my wife stopped on for an extra year to do teacher training, so we do feel qualified to talk about the place. Having said that, there might also be a touch of rosy tinted specs in our memories of old Lanky.
On a recent visit we were surprised to see how much new build there had been. The City still has the energy and buzz of a place home to a very large student population. On the down side, it is sad to see so many of the traditional pubs having a trendy makeover, complete with snazzy new name, gaudy signs and special offers.
The place has a lot going for it. To start, there's the location.
There is great variety, whether it's a trip to the port village of Glasson Dock, the Moors of Clougha Pike or a short trip to the Lakes or Yorkshire Dales.
The Ashton Memorial
Canal boat Trip & canal side walks
Some great pubs e.g. The Water Witch Pub
St George's Quay
The Stork pub Conder Green
Local Villages (Wray, Wennigton etc)
The Lune Valley
(I'll be adding tips for all these when I get a moment)
- Pros:Buildings, cosmopolitan feel, history, friendly people
- Cons:Traffic and parking
- In a nutshell:Great historic City close to mountains, moors and sea
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