All you need to know about Lancaster

Lancaster landscape
City Facts - Lancaster

SilverDoor is expertly equipped to help you find the best corporate serviced apartments in Lancaster whether you’re on a whistle stop stay or a longer term stay. Lancaster is a rural city and county town in northwest England, located on the River Lune; it’s a key cultural and educational hub in Lancashire. The city is a constituent part of the City of Lancaster: a local government district, made up of neighbouring towns like Morecambe, Heysham and Carnforth, where employment is divided across a number of sectors and industries. It’s a pretty place to live, work and study, with two university campuses – one for the University of Lancaster, and another for the University of Cumbria.

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT STAYING IN LANCASTER?

Travel in Lancaster

Lancaster has plenty of ways to get in and around the city - the train station is right in the centre and has a direct train to London. You can also easily get to the big cities around Lancaster by train, including Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds. Lancaster has buses going into Morecambe town centre, Lancaster University and the Lakes. Due to the city’s size, walking is a popular option, so you can walk to and from the range of Lancaster serviced apartments with ease.

Eating out in Lancaster

Lancaster has an abundance of pubs and cafes around the city, with both chain and independent eateries - there’s something for everyone. Quite Simply French is a very popular restaurant, serving a range of exciting disses from monkfish scampi to Sunday lunch. It is currently ranked the top restaurant in Lancaster on TripAdvisor, so make sure you book in advance! If you’re a fan of adventurous food, the Mad Hatter is a must-visit. Close to the station, this South African restaurant offers wacky and interesting dishes. Lastly if your diet is more plant based Herbarium is the place to go, open till late on weekends so you can go for a cocktail on the weekend or a business lunch during the week! Our serviced apartments in Lancaster give you the option to cook in your fully furnished kitchen or eat out at a delicious restaurant!

Things to do in Lancaster

Like many historic places, Lancaster has its fair share of landmarks and monuments with plenty of famous points of interest, which are never far from our furnished apartments in Lancaster. Lancaster Castle is a medieval castle featuring Gothic Revival architecture and is open to the public free of charge. If you’re interested in the castle’s history enjoy a guided tour and discover rooms you wouldn’t normally be able to see! Another must visit whilst in Lancaster is Williamson Park, home to 54 acres of parkland with woodland walks, it was constructed by James Williamson and extended in 1999. Within Williamson Park is the Ashton Memorial, a Grade I listed Memorial commission by industrialist Lord Ashton. It was constructed in 1909 as a tribute to his late wife.

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT LANCASTER

Lancaster is just a 30 minute drive away from the Lake District making it a great base for day trips to the lakes!

The city has close ties to the British Monarchy; the House of Lancaster – a former royal household – was based there. It’s also where you’ll find the Duke of Lancaster’s private estate, the Duchy of Lancaster.

Close to the castle is the Judges Lodgings Museum. It enables guests to experience a traditional Victorian afternoon tea with the volunteers dressed up in Victorian clothing and cakes made by the volunteers too. The whole museum is funded on donations.

The Ashton Memorial was used by the BBC for filming of the sixth and final series of the Peaky Blinders!

WHAT IS A SERVICED APARTMENT?

Lancaster serviced apartments are the perfect combination of the comfort of a home and the convenience of a hotel. You have the choice of having dinner out with business colleagues or a cosy home cooked meal in. Furnished apartments in Lancaster provide you with a spacious area, the luxury of having your own kitchen to cook in and living room to watch TV in, on top of that you can take advantage of frequent housekeeping.

WHY CHOOSE A SERVICED APARTMENT IN LANCASTER WITH SILVERDOOR?

SilverDoor is very familiar with Lancaster as one of our UK offices is located there so we can be sure that the properties are of a high standard. The serviced apartments in Lancaster vary from modern to traditional, benefitting from beautiful green surroundings, and providing an attractive place to stay. SilverDoor offers support 24 hours a day, and we are able to find you an apartment that will suit your needs, whether based on size, price or décor, there will be one perfect for you.