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Lancaster is the county town of Lancashire, standing on the River Lune. Its population of 52,234 compares with one of 138,375 in the wider City of Lancaster local government district. The House of Lancaster was a branch of the English royal family. When you visit Lancaster, Lancashire, Walkfo brings Lancaster, Lancashire places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Lancaster, Lancashire Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Lancaster, Lancashire

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With 65 audio plaques & Lancaster, Lancashire places for you to explore in the Lancaster, Lancashire area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Lancaster, Lancashire places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Lancaster, Lancashire history

The name of the city first appeared in the Domesday Book of 1086, as Loncastre. “Lon” refers to the River Lune and “castre” to the Roman fort that stood on the site.

Roman and Saxon eras

Lancaster, Lancashire Roman and Saxon eras photo

A Roman fort was built by the end of the 1st century CE on the hill where Lancaster Castle now stands, possibly as early as the 60s CE. Coin evidence suggests that the fort was not continuously inhabited in its early years. It was rebuilt in stone about 102 CE. The fort is the only example in north-west Britain of a 4th-century type.


Lancaster, Lancashire Medieval photo

Domesday Book of 1086 has the earliest known mention of Lancaster as such in any document. The founding Priory charter dated 1094 is the first known document specific to Lancaster. Lancaster Castle, partly built in the 13th century and enlarged by Elizabeth I, stands on site of Roman garrison.

Recent history

Products include animal feed, textiles, chemicals, livestock, paper, synthetic fibre, farm machinery, HGV trailers and mineral fibres. High-tech sector has emerged out of Information Technology and Communications firms investing in the city.

Lancaster, Lancashire culture & places

Lancaster, Lancashire Culture photo

Lancaster has a range of historic buildings and venues, having retained many fine examples of Georgian architecture. Lancaster Friends Meeting House dating from 1708 is the longest continual Quaker meeting site in the world, with an original building built in 1677. The Lancaster Grand Theatre and the Dukes are notable venues for live performance, as are the Yorkshire House, Robert Gillow, The John O’ Gaunt and The Bobin. Lancaster is known as the Northern City of Ale, with almost 30 pubs serving cask ale.

Lancaster, Lancashire geography / climate

Lancaster is Lancashire’s northernmost city, three miles inland from Morecambe Bay on the River Lune. It becomes hillier from the Lune Valley eastwards, with Williamson Hill in the north-west a notable peak at 109 metres (358 ft)

Built-up area

Lancaster/Morecambe Built-up area has a population of 97,150 in 2011. Lancaster, Morecambe and Heysham have been identified by the Office for National Statistics.

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Best Lancaster, Lancashire places to visit

Lancaster, Lancashire has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Lancaster, Lancashire’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Lancaster, Lancashire’s information audio spots:

Lancaster, Lancashire photo Greaves Park Hotel, Lancaster
Greaves House in Greaves Park, Lancaster, is listed on the English Heritage Register. It was built in 1843 by the Reverend Samuel Simpson and was the residence of many notable people for the next century. It is now a restaurant and caters for special events particularly weddings.
Lancaster, Lancashire photo Springfield Barracks
Springfield Barracks is a former military installation in east side of South Road in Lancaster, England. It is a Grade II listed building which is located in the city centre.
Lancaster, Lancashire photo Bowerham Barracks
Bowerham Barracks was a military installation in Lancaster. It was one of the largest military facilities in the UK. It is located on the outskirts of Lancaster and is located in the city centre of Lancaster.
Lancaster, Lancashire photo Lancaster Town Hall
Lancaster Town Hall is a municipal building in Dalton Square, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. It is a Grade II* listed building.
Lancaster, Lancashire photo Windermere House, Lancaster
Windermere House is in Middle Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. It originated as a school, and has since been converted into flats. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a Grade II listed building.
Lancaster, Lancashire photo Beyond Radio
Beyond Radio is a local radio station based in Lancaster, Lancashire, England. The parent company (Proper Community Media (Lancaster) Ltd.) was awarded a Community Radio broadcast license by Ofcom in 2014 and launched at 10:35 am on July 30 July 2016.
Lancaster, Lancashire photo The Gregson Centre
The Gregson Centre in Lancaster, England (previously known as the Gregson Institute) is an arts and community centre, music venue and Cafe-bar. There is a micro-cinema and a lift enabling access to all public areas.
Lancaster, Lancashire photo The Dukes (Lancaster)
The Dukes is the county’s only producing theatre venue. It is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. It hosts a varied programme of touring theatre, comedy, live music and dance.
Lancaster, Lancashire photo Lancaster Castle
Lancaster Castle may have been founded in the 11th century on the site of a Roman fort overlooking a crossing of the River Lune. The castle was first used as a prison in 1196 and is now open to the public seven days a week. Part of the structure is used to host sittings of the Crown Court.
Lancaster, Lancashire photo Phoenix Street drill hall, Lancaster
Phoenix Street drill hall is a former military installation in Lancaster, Lancashire. Phoenix Street is the site of a former military drill hall.

Visit Lancaster, Lancashire plaques

Lancaster, Lancashire Plaques 22
Lancaster, Lancashire has 22 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Lancaster, Lancashire plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Lancaster, Lancashire using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Lancaster, Lancashire plaque. Explore Plaques & History has a complete list of Hartlepool’s plaques & Hartlepool history plaque map.