Beginning life as a Roman Fort in 80AD, Lancaster has been transformed through the ages to become one of North West England's most charming cities. Think cobbled streets lined with palatial Georgian buildings; age-old architecture lining the quaint canal and an imposing Norman castle keeping a watchful eye over the comings and goings of the city. Fancy it? Take a look at our Lancaster holiday cottages below, or keep reading for yet more reasons why you should choose a cottage in this fabulous Northern city.
Lots to see and lots to do on your Lancaster cottage holiday
Let's start with Lancaster Castle, a Norman keep sat atop a lofty hill overlooking the city as well as the not-so-far-away Cumbrian mountains. Built in 1093, this stone leviathan has a grim and violent history, most of which can be uncovered on a tour of the castle's intact interior chambers. Discover the dastardly weaponry of Hadrian's Tower and the collection of shields in the Shire Hall or terrify the kids with a peek inside the castle's windowless dungeons!
Other attractions around the city include the Lancaster City Museum with its plethora of Roman-age artefacts; Williamson Park which boasts 54 acres of award winning parkland as well as stunning views of the Fylde Coast and the Lake District; Dukes Theatre for when you run out of ideas on a rainy Saturday and Lancaster's Farmers Market where you'll be able to stock up your Lancaster cottage kitchen with a wealth of local produce.
Whatever your cottage holiday criteria, we guarantee that the culture and heritage of this charming city will you spellbound.
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