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Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

The trail follows a well-defined footpath, which runs as close to the edge of the two rivers as possible to provide spectacular views of the waterfalls. The path includes a large number of steps, which means that it is unsuitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Walking boots or strong shoes are advised.

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Kirkby Lonsdale

Kirkby Lonsdale is a famously picturesque Cumbrian town, renowned for its photogenic charm, but its most enchanting aspect is possibly the one glimpsed from the foot of Collier’s Lane in High Casterton. This elevated vantage point to the east of the River Lune offers a tantalising vista of the town as it must have appeared […]

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Lake District

Visiting the Lake District is one of the most popular breaks for people across the UK and from further afield. The Lake District national Park has a wide range of activities and attractions, as well as the natural beauty of the entire area. No matter how you want to enjoy the area, you can walk, cycle, swing in […]

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Lune Valley

Take a short drive or cycle ride out of Lancaster along the River Lune and you’ll find yourself in the much celebrated and very beautiful Lune Valley. From TMW Turner who painted this landscape, to the poet Thomas Gray and Victorian Art Patron John Ruskin, all honoured the wow factor of the Lune Valley.

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Sunderland Point and Sambo’s Grave

Samboo/Sambo (the gravestone is spelled Samboo, but most other references are Sambo) came to Sunderland Point around 1736, the servant of a ship’s captain, and died in Upsteps Cottage (1 The Lane). That much is certain. Whether (as oral tradition has it) he died of a broken heart because he thought his master had left […]

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Cycle Track, Caton to Glasson Dock via Lancaster Quayside

The Lune Cycleways are two traffic-free rides running down the valley of the River Lune linked by a short section on quiet roads in Lancaster. The northern trail heads south to Lancaster to link with the second trail continuing south to the marina and the docks at Glasson. The path to the north follows the […]

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Scorton Village & Tearooms

Scorton is a small rural village situated in Lancashire, about eight miles south of Lancaster and 13 miles north of Preston. Scorton is in the Forest of Bowland and is popular with day visitors, walkers and cyclists.

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Wray Village & Tearooms

The picturesque village Wray is the centre of Scarecrow festivals in Lancashire, England. It has a Post Office and General Store, 2 Pubs, tea rooms, a new Cafe at Bridge House Farm and its own village website.

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Crook O’Lune

Immortalised in one of Turner’s paintings the Crook O’Lune is one of the most picturesque spots in North West England. Here the River Lune meanders through an idyllic wooded setting, passing under two magnificent bridges.

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Gresgarth Hall and Gardens

The country home of Arabella Lennox-Boyd in North Lancashire, England. The major redesign and development of this large property was commenced in 1980. The site contains many features: parkland; an entrance forecourt; terraced gardens; a series of hedged coloured themed gardens and herbaceous borders; a redesigned lake; a bog and lakeside garden; a wild garden; a […]

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St Patrick’s Chapel

The ruins of St Patrick’s Chapel stand on exposed cliff tops at Heysham. The chapel is thought to date back to the eighth century and is one of the oldest religious buildings in North West England. From the site there are impressive views of Morcambe Bay and the southern fells of the Lake District.

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Clougha Pike

High on the fell below Grit Fell in the Forest of Bowland there is an arresting sight. Three stone boxes stand in line as if ready to accommodate guardsmen from Buck House. Those were constructed by environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy who studied at Preston Polytechnic (now UCLAN) in the 1970’s. On closer inspection you realise […]

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Lancaster Canal

Since its formation in 1963 the main objective of the Lancaster Canal Trust has been to restore and reopen to navigation the length of canal from Tewitfield, just north of Carnforth, to Kendal. The Trust also aims to increase awareness and promote interest amongst all users of this historic and beautiful waterway, be they boaters, […]

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Carnforth Heritage Centre

The award winning Heritage Centre opened in October 2003 after an extensive restoration programme, and is located within a busy working railway station. The Heritage Centre is housed in the beautifully restored historic buildings and offers the visitor a wealth of attraction, facilities and a fascinating range of exhibitions.

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Lancaster City Museum

The City Museum is housed in Lancaster’s former town hall, an elegant Georgian building constructed in 1781-3 to the designs of Major Thomas Jarrett and Thomas Harrison. The museum itself was founded in 1923 and its collections illustrate the history and archaeology of the city of Lancaster. It is also home to the King’s Own Royal […]

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Lancaster Maritime Museum

Explore Lancaster’s golden age and rich maritime and natural history. Lancaster Maritime Museum occupies two historic buildings on St. George’s Quay, the city’s main 18th century harbour. It was opened in 1985 and has won many awards. The former Custom House of 1764, designed by Richard Gillow, contains displays on the history of the Port […]

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Way of the Roses

The Way of the Roses coast to coast cycle route is 170 miles between Morecambe and Bridlington, this highly popular route passes through historic cities York and Lancaster, and lesser known gems such as Settle, Pateley Bridge and Ripon.

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Williamson Park

Williamson Park in Lancaster is home to the iconic Ashton Memorial and 54 acres of beautiful parkland with enchanting woodland walks, play areas and breathtaking views to the Fylde Coast, Morecambe Bay and the Lake District. The park features a cafe and shop, Butterfly House (formerly a tropical palm house) and resident meerkats, mini beasts and birds.

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Lancaster Castle

See history come alive in the heart of Lancaster! England’s dark history, with tales of persecution, incarceration, punishment and execution, has been lived out over the centuries within the confines of Lancaster Castle. And now, after almost 1,000 years as an imposing and impenetrable place of penance, the castle’s magnificent John o’Gaunt gates have been […]

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