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  • Gillpaulm1
    Edinburgh, UK47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My train was cancelled so had 2 hours to spare in Lancaster. The castle is very close to the station and has a lovely cafe and excellent tours. My tour guide was Ellen and she was especially knowledgeable and made the tour very enjoyable.
    Written 22 June 2024
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  • James P
    Lancashire, UK40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scenic route from Lancaster-Quernmore-Dunsop bridge-Chipping/Clitheroe - Longridge - Preston. Lots of place to stop and take in the view and therivers and waterways. also it famous for the longest aquaduct that passes underground in the troug of bowland on it way to manchester from Kendal and the lake district
    Written 17 June 2024
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  • James P
    Lancashire, UK40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great place to walk and to reflect. Fully accessible to all but be aware some of the paths can be steep for wheel chair users. Their is ponds with lots of wildlife, and the tower and cafe and shop too. Some great views to be had of Heysham and Morecambe bay from top of park.

    Note Car parking is limited at the park with 2 Disabled spots only
    Written 17 June 2024
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  • Sarah L
    61 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely quiet scenic walk down by the canal, we saw wildlife and lovely long boats. We would definitely go again. You can walk for miles but we got so far down and then we turned back as our parking only lasted 2 hrs.
    Written 23 August 2023
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  • fieldmrssallyf
    Norwich3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spent a great afternoon at The Lancaster Brewery. Recommend taking one of the tours which are fun & informative and you get to sample the excellent ales. Thanks to Matt for taking the tour & Kelly for your delicious pizzas.
    Written 6 February 2024
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  • anm53
    Stourbridge, UK288 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are interested in the sea or Lancaster’s history as a trading port this museum is one for you. There is plenty to see with interesting exhibits including more up to date information about the gas drilling in Morecambe Bay. The museum is also seeking to engage with the uncomfortable fact that some of Lancaster’s historic wealth was derived from the slave trade. Friendly staff. Free entry if you have the Art Pass. There is a small cafe, which is handy as the museum is about 10 or 15 minutes walk from the city centre.
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • Paul Q
    Isle of Man447 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A quite small museum right in the town centre. It's free admission. We only had an hour to visit & could easily have spent an afternoon there. Great for a wet day. Includes local history & the local regiment.
    Written 3 May 2024
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  • Bee_London
    England47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have visited the museum many times as we live just round the corner but our visit today was by far the best one yet. The whole museum has been refreshed, the signage and information panels are brilliant, the displays have been smarted up, the Gillows section has been completely and brilliantly reimagined and the Facing The Past exhibits have been placed throughout the museum to great effect. The volunteers were, as ever, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and always willing to spend time with us and the kids. We visited with our kids who really enjoyed the trails (a teeny donation of 50p each!) but we are now planning our adult-only return trip to experience the whole museum again. Well done to all the JL team for a brilliant job.
    Written 13 August 2023
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  • Janice
    51 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My sister and I visited the priory after the castle tour. There were people inside to talk to you about the priory and answer questions. The clock tower is also lovely
    Written 23 May 2024
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  • Geoff. Hewitt
    43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went to see 'An Evening with Aggers' on 30 April. Brilliant! The time absolutely flew by. Aggers simply stood and talked for around two hours, with a 20 minutes break. Hoghly recommended for anyone even remotely interested in cricket, or cricketing anecdotes.
    Written 2 May 2024
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  • James P
    Lancashire, UK40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great place to drive over to see Samba Grave and to walk around the penisula. DO make sure you know the tide times as you can get stranded with no return and where you park you car can be under watre very quickly
    Written 18 June 2024
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  • OldBear
    Wigan, UK11,034 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the smallest museums I’ve visited. Built around 1739 as part of a larger premises. It was due to be demolished after it went into disrepair, but Lancashire County Council stepped in to preserve it for the Victorian era.

    The ceilings are low and the stairs are narrow and steep, when you reach the attic mind your head, the beam is very low.
    You certainly get to realise what life was like for its Victorian inhabitants.

    This is well worth a visit and is an education for children to see how this preserved cottage would have been lived in centuries ago.

    This could be visited in conjunction with Lancaster Castle and the Judges Lodgings as they are within 100 yards of each other.
    Written 29 September 2022
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