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Lancaster- a well kept secret!
Lancaster in General
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Lancaster in General
Advantages: Picturesque location, historic sights
Disadvantages: Traffic/ one way system
Lancaster is very easy to get to its just off junction 34 on the M6 motorway, or by train the West Coast Mainline. The town centre does have one way system which is quite badly designed so at rush hour it gets very busy and you can sit in traffic for over 30 minutes getting out of the town between 4.30pm- 6pm and 8am-9am.
Simply French is one of my favourite restaurants. As the name hints, modern French cuisine. Prices are around £12-£15 for a main meal. The quality is fantastic but the portion sizes are not the largest. There are some larger chain restaurants in the centre, Pizza Hut , ASK etc but not in abundance which means there are a wide choice of unique more local restaurants. For Chinese I would recommend Fortune Star which is just off Dalton Square, its small but is very well priced and the food is top notch.
Although there isn't an abundance of attractions there are some lovely historic places such as Lancaster Castle and Williamson Park.
The town centre is small and the shops are all very close together located on cobbled streets and alleys. There are the likes of Topshop, River Island, New Look and Next in the very centre however are small branches of these larger chains. You also have some individual stores selling designer clothes around Dalton Square.
Nightlife is great. There are a lot of bars closely located in the centre. There is a lot going on but most places do not get really busy even on a weekend which means you do not wait ages getting served at a bar or get the feeling of the bars being over crowded. Prices for drinks in Lancaster are on the cheaper side in general. You can buy a bottle of wine in most bars for £8 and bottle of beer are about £2.50.
A good place to visit for a wide variety of ages.
Summary: Definitely worth a visit!