Visit Lancaster and discover a great range of shops, cafes, restaurants and more, placed within a city of historical significance. The city is famous for Lancaster Castle, which is now a tourist attraction, and for being home to the Pendle Witch Trials, as well as its historical role in the Wars of the Roses, alongside York.
The city centre contains a number of shops, both independents and brands, as well as a large number of cafes and restaurants, as well as cinemas. The main shopping area in Lancaster is Marketgate, which is home to a number of well known stores, as well as a few local independents. Lancaster also has the St Nicolas Arcades, which also have a number of chain stores, as well as a few cafes, to relax in after a busy day shopping.
The main football club in the area is Lancaster City FC, who play at Giant Axe, which is a short distance from the city centre. There are also numerous pubs and bars in the area, showing a variety of sporting events all year round.
Annual events in Lancaster include Lancaster Music Festival, taking place every October, Lancaster Food and Drink Festival, which takes place every May, and the Lancaster Literature Festival, which occurs every March. Lancaster also hosts a regular market, Charter Market, which can be found in the heart of the city on a weekly basis, on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Lancaster train station is an important station for the Lancashire area, with links to Preston, Glasgow and Edinburgh, as well as direct trains further south and eastwards. There are also numerous bus services in the area, leading to nearby areas such as Heysham, Morecambe and Carnforth.