Pubs & Bars

If you love old pubs we have plenty of them. Lancaster buzzes with live music at the many historical pubs within the city, found along the banks of the canal, through the Georgian streets and even underneath the city in the Castle’s former wine cellars.

Tucked away, hidden under the city, these 300 year old archways were once a wine-merchant’s cellar. Now a smart bar, restaurant and music venue.


Once known as ‘The Hanging Town” history runs through the cobbled streets of Lancaster. Follow bygone footsteps along hidden alleyways to discover one of England’s Heritage Cities.
Want to get to know and experience as much of local life as possible? You have come to the right place. Lancaster is small enough to explore on foot, but big enough to keep you entertained all day and night.

Lancaster Castle

A castle with a dark history. Over 1,000 years of crime, punishment, witches and more. No visit to the city is complete without seeing the castle and being locked in the dungeon. With its tours, events and newly finished cafe it is well worth a visit.
Lancaster was once among the five busiest ports in Britain. Tall ships carrying sugar, spices, tea and coffee sailed up the River Lune into the city. The colonnaded customs house, a fine Georgian building, is now a maritime museum that also tells of the slave trade. It’s a great place to visit on a rainy day.

Family Friendly Things To Do

Lancaster has plenty of indoor and outdoor attractions to keep the whole family entertained no matter what the weather decides to do.
Cafe & Shop | Butterfly House | Ashton Memorial | Meerkats & Minibeasts | Woodland Walks | Adventure Play. 54 acres of beautiful parkland with enchanting woodland walks, play areas and wonderful views of Morecambe Bay and the Lake District fells and mountains. Perfect for picnics.