Lancaster is the county town of Lancashire and is well known in history mainly as a busy shipping port. As you come into Lancaster you cant miss the historic skyline, dominated by the famous Lancaster Castle.
Lancaster is the most northern city in the county of Lancashire, located three miles inland from Morecambe Bay, it sits around the River Lune from which the town derived its name.
Lancaster is easily accessible with the M6 motorway passing right next to it, both junctions 33 and 34 offer easy access for the university and town centre respectively.
Just to the south of the city, is Lancaster University which is a research university, and one of only two business schools in the country to have, in 2003, achieved a 6 star research rating. Lancaster University’s Physics Department was recently rated number one in England. InfoLab21 at the University is Centre of Excellence for Information and Communication Technologies.
Lancaster is also home to a campus of the University of Cumbria – on the site of the former St Martin’s College – which was inaugurated in 2007. It provides undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the arts, social sciences, business, teacher training, health care and nursing.
Lancaster has a number of bars, clubs and entertainment venues to cater for everyone’s needs and tastes. Clubs such as The Sugarhouse and Elements are just two of the many extremely popular clubs and play a selection of music.
The atmosphere of the town as a whole is vibrant and exciting with a string of bars and clubs in the city centre. If you don’t fancy a night of eardrum perforating clubbing than perhaps you should check out one of the many wine bars or traditional pubs. Alternatively if you fancy an exciting and funky atmosphere than Toast may be worth a shout. One thing is clear, no matter where you decide to go in Lancaster you’re destined to have a good time.
Lancaster has been ranked as the safest University town in the United Kingdom according to Goverment crime statistics. Another interesting fact about Lancaster is that within the town centre Lancaster has more pubs per square metre than any other town!