Lancaster a town renowned for its rich heritage and culture, boasting plenty of historic buildings and monuments and a surprisingly lively arts and entertainment scene. Hosting festivals in art, literature, music, theatre and much more throughout the year as well as a huge variety of live performances, there's always something going on. Lancaster also hosts one of the biggest firework displays in the north west of England.
There's so much history to experience in Lancaster, from grim tales of medieval witchery and the War of the Roses to its more recent involvement in the industrial revolution and commercial development. The county capital economy is primarily service-based, although in recent years it has started to attract IT and e-commerce businesses. It also has a strong ethical trading ethos, and has been granted Fairtrade City status.
Today its a vibrant market town, and so also offers plenty in the way of modern comforts with luxury university accommodation, restaurants and tea rooms and many places to shop. Lancaster also boasts a lively nightlife, with bars and pubs providing entertainment long into the evening. Sports fans can get their pulses racing with football, cricket and athletics, and golfers will discover a wealth of opportunities to get a round in while they're here, with no less than three clubs in the immediate area.