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Lancaster England Sep 29, 2017
Lancaster is a city and county town of Lancashire in North West England. It is situated on the river Lune and as a population of nearly 46,000. It is about 3 miles from the coast at Morecambe, which built up area merges with Lancaster.-- Lancaster was a permanent Roman Fort on the hill, where Lancaster castle now stands.-- The traditional emblem for the House of Lancaster is a red rose,similar to that of House of York which is a white rose.-- The M6 motorway passes near Lancaster at junctions 33 and 34.--- Lancaster is on the west coast main rail line,with through trains to London and Edinburgh.. A bus station in town serves the area, with buses to Morecambe, Blackpool,Preston,Carnforth,Kendal, and Keswick. The 555 bus serves the Lake District-------------------------------------I stayed 3 nights at Lancaster Central Travelodge hotel,a bland basic hotel, but i just wanted it as a base to travel by bus around the area. Next to the hotel was a Wetherspoons pub,ideal for a meal and a cheap pint of beer.--- I had arrived in Lancaster at the rail station, left to the left for town. The Tourist office is on the left hand side of the road in about 200 meters. Also on the left is the hill road up to Lancaster Castle. The Castle is on a commanding hill top position.used to be the local prison. --The Courts are held here,most famous is the Lancashire Witches in 1612. .--- Lancaster Town Hall is in Dalton Square was opened in 1909.--City Museum is in Market Square in the old Town Hall.---Lancaster Cathedral known as Saint Peters Cathedral ,is a Roman Catholic Church in St. Peters Road, along from the Town Hall.-- As well as the River Lune, the Lancaster canal flows through the city.-- The city centre has a good number of tourist information boards.============----------------------------------------------------I took a bus to Morecambe on Morecambe Bay, lovely views across the Bay. I had some traditional fish and chips in a cafe while here.---Another bus trip was to Carnforth,where the train station is famous for being the setting of the 1945 film "Brief Encounter".---My third bus trip was on the bus 555 to Keswick, on the way bus calls at Carnforth, Windermere, Ambleside, and Grasmere,in the Lake District ( ive been before but not Keswick). Keswick was busy with a market. Returned by bus 555 Fast bus.-----The film Brief Encounter 1945 was mainly filmed at Carnforth Junction Rail station,The refreshment room was a studio creation,today a replica of the film layout in the refreshment room.
Lancaster tourist office
Gate to Lancaster Castle
Lancaster castle
Judges Lodge, and the Covell Cross.
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starship1 says:
Very interesting review accompanied by great photos. Definitely looks like an area I'd like to visit. Congratulations on this featured review, Alec!
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