Lancaster is a historic city with a contemporary attitude and a wonderful location to call home.


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Why Lancaster?

It’s a welcoming city with a lot to see and do, and it makes a perfect home base for seeing the rest of the UK. The city has a strong cultural life, a large selection of businesses, including independent boutique stores and well-known high street names.


Culture and Sight-Seeing

You can follow the tales of Lancaster’s rich history all the way back to the 12th Century because the city is small enough to explore on foot. Since Lancaster is one of England’s Heritage Cities, there is history wherever you turn, from the 1612 Lancaster Witch Trials to Charles Dickens’ hotel room!

There are many open green spaces in the city centre, including parks, the River Lune trail, and walks along canals.

Some places you need to check out:

Food and Drink

By day, the city radiates a strong sense of “coffee culture,” with the Atkinson’s roaster blowing its perfume over China Street and numerous cafés strewn about the cobblestoned streets. The city is home to a fantastic variety of restaurants serving a wide range of cuisines, including a Japanese sushi bar, Mexican, French, and Spanish restaurants, as well as vegan restaurants. The numerous pubs and wine bars in Lancaster, which are scattered throughout the city’s Georgian streets, along the canal’s banks, and even underground in the castle’s former wine cellars, are all humming with live music at night.

If you are a foodie the you must try these:

Entertainment and Nightlife

The established arts sector in Lancaster, a dynamic and independent city, offers its international student population a never-ending supply of cultural events, from its yearly music festival to shows in the city’s two theatres. Numerous live music venues host frequent guitar, electronic, folk, classical, and jazz performances.

Festivals we recommend worth going:


The city offers a fantastic shopping environment, with a wide variety of independent businesses and boutiques mixed in with those of several well-known retailers. The biweekly Charter Market, a collection of 40 stalls selling anything from fresh vegetables and delectable dishes from around the world to books and souvenirs, is also located on our historic high street. You’ll never run out of places to shop when Preston and Manchester are only a train ride away!

Here is some inspiration for your shopping spree: