The spring bank holiday, also known as the late May bank holiday, is a time for people in the United Kingdom to have a day off work, university or school. It falls on the last Monday of May but it used to be on the Monday after Pentecost.
Unipad Student Housing Lancaster has by hand, selected 3 top attractions in Lancaster to visit during the long Spring Bank Holiday Weekend!
1/. Lancaster Castle
Dating back 1,000 years, this hilltop grade I-listed fortress was a prison for centuries. Outside London, more people were hanged here than anywhere else in England, earning Lancaster the sobriquet of ‘the hanging town’.
You no longer need to be a criminal to visit Lancaster Castle. Since 2013, it’s been open to tourists.
2/. Coffee quarter
J.Atkinson & Co coffee roasters, established in 1837, claims to be the city’s oldest business. New owners are injecting the city with a caffeine buzz. With two cafes outlets n Lancaster; “The Hall” and “The Music Room”, The Hall won ‘best flat white in the UK’ in 2013.
3/. Lancaster Canal
With 43 miles of lock-free canal winding its way through Lancaster and the surrounding farmland. In the 19th century a horse-drawn passenger boat operated on the canal, Now visitors can take a diesel-powered pleasure cruise across an impressive Georgian aqueduct over the River Lune. A return trip of 4.2 miles takes nearly two hours and costs around £7.50
All information is shared with you by Unipad Student Housing Lancaster.