Recommended hotels in Lancaster
Overlooking Lancaster Canal, the central Penny Street Bridge is a classic, elegant hotel just metres from shops and restaurants. It has free Wi-Fi access, a stylish bar and a relaxed restaurant. Penny Street Bridge is a historic building with spacious, modern bedrooms. Each features air conditioning, a flat-screen digital TV and a power shower. Guests can enjoy seasonal cuisine in the traditionally styled dining room or in the courtyard. The kitchen uses locally sourced produce, whilst the bar serves local cask ales and hand-picked wines from small vineyards. Penny Street Bridge is about 10 minutes' walk through the lively town centre from Lancaster Train Station. Lancaster Castle and its beautiful grounds are about 650 metres away. St Martin's College (University of Cumbria) and Lancaster University are easily accessible from the hotel. Part of Thwaites Inns of Characters winners of Best Accommodation Operator at the 2013 Publican Awards.See more
Thurnham Hall is a 12th century country house that stands proudly in a stunning estate of nearly 30 acres in the area of Lancaster. Boasting an elegant Jacobean Great Hall, the resort combines the very best of old and new. All accommodation, whether in the main house which retains a more traditional flavour, or in the courtyard buildings with their modern finishes, are all furnished to exquisitely high standards. Thurnham Hall’s leisure center has a large swimming pool and extensive state of the art exercise equipment, while the restaurant serves both fine and casual dining. The restaurant opens for dinner from 12 noon. Please note that requests for wheelchair accessible accommodation must be confirmed by the resort. Parking is limited to 1 space per reservation. No heavy goods vehicles are permitted access to the car park at any time. The resort will require a valid credit/debit card to charge a refundable security deposit of £100 per apartment. Please be reminded that guests who are unable to provide the deposit will not gain entry to the apartment. Please note that there are additional fees associated with the use of our leisure centre and resort facilities, if you would like further information please contact the resort reception team. Please be aware that refurbishment works to the Great Hall are due to start 1 September to 20 December 2014. During this time scaffolding and building materials will be visible but disruption is expected to be minimal, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please be advised that from the 20th October until the 13th March 2015 essential repairs to the facade of the Great Hall as well as some repairs in other areas will be undertaken. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.Exit the M6 at Junction 33 (Lancaster). Follow the signs for A+ (Garstang/Cockerham). After approx 1 mile take along the crossroads (signposted Cockerham), where there is a large beige house. Continue along the country lane for approx 1.5 miles.See more
Information about Lancaster
The city of Lancaster is the county town of Lancashire, in the northwest of England. Among the main places of interest in the city are: Lancaster Canal, which is excellent for a walk and from where you can obtain good views of the city; and Lancaster Castle, which is one of England's most beautiful castles. This dates back to the 12th century and is still in the possession of the Crown. We also recommend a visit to Lancaster Cemetery and the City Museum, which is found in an interesting building from 1781. It has exhibits on the historical and archaeological heritage of the city. You can also see the Grand Theatre and the Maritime Museum, where you can find out about the history of the Port of Lancaster and the city's fishing industry, with a number of boats on display. If you are looking for somewhere to enjoy the fresh air, why not take a walk in Lancaster Park, where there is a play area for children as well as picnic areas. Other sights include the Millennium Bridge and the River Lune Millennium Park. Discover this varied and interesting city, visit Lancaster!