If cruising is your idea of fun and adventure, then you should have a relaxing weekend in the UK along the Lancaster Canal. It is a location 43 miles in length, winding its way through the surrounding farmland of Lancaster. Tourists can now take a diesel-powered cruise over the River Lune across the Georgian aqueduct. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!
Cruising along the cycleways should give you at least 50 miles of traffic-free voyage around Lancaster. You can follow a 3-mile route from Lancaster to Morecambe promenade. Otherwise, you can do it via the path of the River Lune on a runway. This should be a great adventure for family or friends. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!
Midland Hotel, Morecambe
The Midland Hotel should offer a great venue for art lovers. It was once an art deco hotel in the 1930s, but it later became derelict and empty. However, the hotel gained more popularity after it was renovated by famed sculptors and developers. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!
Ashton Memorial, Williamson Park
If you haven’t been to Lancaster, then you probably missed the Ashton Memorial at the Williamson Park. This is basically an Edwardian Baroque memorial, which dominates the skyline. It is just like a small version of the St Paul’s situated atop a hill. The jelly mold measures 150ft tall, which was rumored to have been built to honor the late wife of Lord Ashton. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!
Among the busiest ports of the UK, Lancaster is one that is difficult to ignore. In fact, it was once a location that cater to several trades that sailed into the city from the River Lune. However, today, the customs house has now been converted into a maritime museum, which also served as a reminder of the slave trade that once occurred in this area. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!
Forest of Bowland
Forests were once a Royal hunting ground during the medieval period. Tourists have often overlooked this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This was because they only flock to the nearby Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. This should be a perfect location for those who love cycling. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!
If you love a place that is rich in history, you might get a few stories from this location. In fact, there were rumors that a keeper once owned this place. He was once a noted witch hunter in the area. This grand house was considered the oldest in this part of England, having components that date back to 1550. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!
When it comes to markets, Lancaster is one that you might find interesting. In fact, there are several food items that you can enjoy, including as potted shrimps, smoked fish, Lancashire sauce, and cheese. Locally produced food are also available outdoors for locals and tourists alike. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!
Another place that you might find interestingly stunning is the oldest business in the city. It was established in 1837 and J. Atkinson & Co roasters have become a very popular location to visit when you are in Lancaster. Two of the cafes of this place are famous because of its Music Room and Hall. Indeed, the Hall received an award in 2013 to be the best flat white in England. Click the next ARROW to see the next image!
If you love history, you should take a glimpse of the Lancaster Castle. It was once a fortress that served as a prison dating back 1,000 years ago. The place was opened to visitors since 2013. You shouldn’t miss the Georgian courtrooms when visiting the place as they are quite impressive.