Lancaster is situated in Lancashire and is popular as a gateway to the Lake District, with its many lakes known for boating and fishing. Local attractions include the Ashton Memorial and butterfly house, Lancaster Castle, Lancaster Maritime Museum and Lancaster University. There are numerous shops and shopping centres located in the immediate area along with a multiplex cinema and theater. The cathedral is another sight that should not be missed while in the local area. Visitors will find there are ample accommodations in Lancaster and the surrounding area. Lancaster can be easily reached and also provides easy access to other towns.
Lancaster is an English city that is located within the area of Lancashire within the North West of England. Lancaster is also classed as a county town. The city of Lancaster is situated on the banks of the River Lune.
The town of Lancaster has a population of about forty five thousand nine hundred and fifty two. The town forms part of the wider Lancaster City and this wider area has a population of about one hundred and thirty three thousand nine hundred and fourteen and this includes a lot of the surrounding town and villages including Morecambe.
The town has long lasting links with the commercial sector, education sector and also the cultural sector. The city of Lancaster is actually where the name Lancashire comes from. Lancaster has some unique connections with the monarchy of Britain. The house of Lancaster was part of the royal family of England and this was whilst the Duchy of Lancaster held large estates for Queen Elizabeth.
In 1937 Lancaster was given status as a city due to its long association with the crown and also due to the county town for the duchy of Lancaster.
The Lancaster University campus is located within the area of Bailrigg that is in the southern part of the city. Lancaster University is concerned with research and this is also a business school. There are only two business schools within the Untied Kingdom. Lancaster University has managed to achieve a six star rating for its research. Lancaster is also home to a campus of the University of Cumbria and this was formally St Martins College.