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Lancaster is a historic town, its main sight being the Lancaster Castle, one of the longest serving prisons in Europe - unfourtunately the planners in the 1960s/70s destroyed some of the histotric areas, but a great deal of Georgian architecture exists - especially if you look up above modern shop facades.

The town centre is for the pedestrians and offers, besides shops and a fish market, some interesting sights, such as the Roman Bath-House and the St Peter’s Roman Cathedral. The 200 year old Lancaster canal finds it way throughout the city and offers some excellent waterside pubs.

Lancaster boasts a strong cultural heart and has many festivals, including one of the longest running Literature Festivals in the UK, three theatres - the Dukes (www.dukes-lancaster.org), Nuffield and the Grand - several museums, and a host of other cultural organisations.
 
From Lancaster, it’s only a short drive to the famous Lake District or the Yorkshire Dales.

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June 01, 2005 change by giorgio

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