Lancaster attractions

Lancaster attractions

LancasterLancaster lies in the county of Lancashire which takes its name from the city of Lancaster and is sometimes known as the County of Lancaster. To the west of the county are miles of sandy coastline with some of Britain's most popular seaside resorts, while to the east you will find open countryside, rugged fells and moorland. Lancashire is home to the Forest of Bowland, the picturesque Ribble and Lune Valleys, nature reserves and several country parks. The towns of Burnley, Blackburn and Chorley offer visitor attractions that reflect their once important role as the cotton-weaving centre of Britain.

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Attractions Carnforth Station. Carnforth Railway Station was opened in 1846 by the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway Company as a roadside "second class" station, and was originally just a single platform. It is now thought that the original Lancaster and Carlisle station building, is the building that in later years became the Carnforth station refreshment room. In 1945 Carnforth station was used as the basis, and location for the David Lean film "Brief Encounter" starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard, filming taking place on Carnforth station during February 1945. www.carnforth-station.co.uk.About 4 miles north of Lancaster.

Carnforth Station

Attractions Lancaster Maritime Museum, Custom House, St George's Quay, Lancaster LA1 1RB. Tel : 01524 382264. Opened in 1985, the museum occupies the former Custom House of 1764 by Richard Gillow and an adjacent warehouse. It uses sounds, smells, reconstructions and audio-visuals to tell the story of the port of Lancaster, the Lancaster Canal, fishing and the ecology of Morecambe Bay. Location: In the centre of Lancaster.

Lancaster Maritime Museum

Attractions Lancaster Priory & Parish Church dates from the 11th century though there has been a church on this site from 630 A.D. The present building, next to Lancaster Castle, is mainly 15th century. It houses ancient 14th century carved wooden stalls made of English oak which are said to be some of the finest of their kind in Europe. There is an Anglian Runic Cross on display by the South West Door. www.priory.lancs.ac.uk. Location: In the centre of Lancaster.

Lancaster Priory & Parish Church

Attractions Ashton Memorial, Williamson Park, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 1UX. Tel: 01524 33318. The Ashton Memorial was commissioned by Lord Ashton as a tribute to his late wife. Born in Lancaster, Lord Ashton became a millionaire producing oil cloth and linoleum which was exported from the port all over the world. Location: On the outskirts of Lancaster.

Ashton Memorial

Attractions Lancaster Castle, Castle Parade, Lancaster LA1 1JY. Tel: 01524 64998. Lancaster Castle occupies a city centre hilltop location on the site of three successive Roman forts. It consists of an extensive group of historic structures, including the 12th century Keep, the 14th century Witches' Tower and the 15th century Gatehouse. It is currently used as both a Court and a Prison. www.lancastercastle.com. Location: In the centre of Lancaster.

Lancaster Castle

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