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Things to do in Lancaster

Historic town with great leisure opportunities and surrounded by beautiful countryside

Are you looking for things to do in Lancaster? We've got plenty of great ideas for you across the town.

Known for...   Lancaster Castle


Did you know...

  • Lancaster was granted city status in 1937 for its "long association with the crown" and because it was "the county town of the King's Duchy of Lancaster".
  • Richard Owen, biologist. Renowned for coining the term "dinosaur" lived on Brock Street.
  • Lancaster is home to one of, if not the, top Water polo senior team in Great Britain. Water polo is also the most successful sport in the Lancaster area.



 

  Attractions

Lancaster Castle

Fascinating medieval castle. Tours available.
The Shire Hall
Castle Parade
LA1 1YJ

0152464998

 

Lancaster Leisure Park

GB Antiques Centre - 85 individual antiques & collectables dealers – all indoors, all year round.
Wyresdale Road
Lancaster
LA1 3LA

0152468444

 

Megazone Laser Tag

Futuristic laser tag game experience.
Marine Road
Morecambe
LA4 4DQ

Recommended by Louis Dalton, Blackpool

 

Leighton Hall

The ancestral home of the world-renowned Gillow furniture family, Leighton Hall is still lived in today and is no stuffy museum.
Carnforth
Lancashire
LA5 9ST

01524734474

Recommended by Martin Gale, Bolton

 

Warton Old Rectory

English Heritage - A rare survival of a large 14th-century stone house with great hall and chambers.
Warton
near Carnforth
Lancashire
LA5 9PH

 

Greenlands Farm Village

Helping to bring people together to enjoy some of life’s simple pleasures.
Tewitfield
Carnforth
Lancashire
LA6 1JH

01524784184

 
 

  Museums

Lancaster Maritime Museum

A fun and informative look at Lancaster's maritime history.
Custom House
St Georges Quay
LA1 1RB

01524382264

 

Nuffield Theatre

Plays host to the Lancaster Institute For The Contemporary Arts.
Lancaster University
University House
LA1 4YW

01524594151

 
 

  Parks

Ryelands Park FREE

Ryelands Park is located on the main A6 road just to the north of the city across the river Lune.
Owen Road
Lancaster
LA1 2LN

 

Williamson Park FREE

54 acres of beautiful parkland with enchanting woodland walks and play areas and breathtaking views to the Fylde Coast.
Quernmore Road
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 1UX

 

Birkwith Wood FREE

A very small block of woodland located directly to the east of a minor road, to the south of Burton in Lonsdale.
Low Bentham
North Yorkshire
LA2 7DF

 

Happy Mount Park FREE

Happy Mount Park, Morecambe is situated at the East end of Morecambe's Promenade in the picturesque village of Bare.
Marine Road East
Morecambe
LA4 5AQ

Recommended by Gail Pointon, Heysham
“Kids can play in water park ( whenever it gets warm) trampolines and mini train. Adults can get coffee and meals to make it a good day out ”

 
 

  Galleries

Peter Scott Gallery

presents a varied programme of temporary exhibitions.
Lancaster University
University House
LA1 4YW

01524593057

 
 

  Cinema

Vue Cinema Lancaster

Multi-screen cinema.
Church Street
Lancaster
LA1 1LP

03453084620

 
 

  Theatre

The Dukes

Intimate live theatre and film venue.
Moor Lane
Lancaster
LA1 1QE

01524598500

 

Lancaster Grand Theatre

Lancaster's largest theatre.
St Leonards Gate
Town Centre
LA1 1NN

0152464695

 

Winter Gardens Theatre

Iconic theatre offering the best in theatre, music and comedy.
Marine Road
Morecambe
LA4 4BU

Recommended by Jon Meager, Morecambe

 
 

  Golf

Lansil Golf Club

Golf Club.
Caton Road
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 3PE

 

Morecambe Golf Club

Golf Club.
Morecambe Golf Club
Bare
Morecambe
Lancashire
LA4 6AJ

 

Bentham Golf Club

Bentham Golf Club is situated in the Three Peaks area of North Yorkshire which is famous for its wonderful scenery and the stunning views from the course provide a welcome distraction for players who are struggling with their game.
Robin Lane
Bentham
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA2 7AG

 

Silverdale Golf Club

Golf Club.
Redbridge Lane
Silverdale
Carnforth
Lancashire
LA5 0SP

 
 

  Leisure centres

Salt Ayre Sports Centre

33m swimming pool, indoor and outdoor sport facilities.
Doris Henderson Way
Lancaster
LA1 5JS

01524847540

 

Vvv

Health and leisure club.
Coastal Road
Hest Bank
LA2 6EQ

01524823363

 
 

  Paintball

Lancaster Off Road

Off road buggying, micro-buggying and paintballing venue.
Star Bank Road
Bay Horse
LA2 9AR

 

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