Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #1 in Lancaster, United Kingdom


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 8 sights
Distance 2.6 km
Ascend 79 m
Descend 46 m

Experience Lancaster in United Kingdom in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Individual Sights in Lancaster

Sight 1: Skerton Bridge

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Skerton Bridge is a road bridge carrying the southbound lanes of the A6 road over the River Lune in Lancaster, Lancashire, England. The bridge is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building and Scheduled Monument.

Wikipedia: Skerton Bridge (EN)

847 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 2: St John's

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St John's Phil Williams / CC BY-SA 2.0

St John the Evangelist's Church is a redundant Anglican church in North Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building, and is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.

Wikipedia: St John the Evangelist's Church, Lancaster (EN)

355 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Grand Theatre

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Grand Theatre Peter Bond / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Grand Theatre in Lancaster, England is one of the oldest theatres in England and the third oldest in Britain, having been in near continuous use since 1782. Though it has seen numerous extensions and alterations, much of the original stone has survived. The theatre is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.

Wikipedia: Grand Theatre, Lancaster (EN), Website

520 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 4: Lancaster City Museum

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Lancaster City Museum

Lancaster City Museum is a museum in Lancaster, Lancashire, England. It is housed in the former Lancaster Town Hall building in Market Square.

Wikipedia: Lancaster City Museum (EN), Website

255 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 5: Judges' Lodgings Museum

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Judges' Lodgings Museum Geni / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Judges' Lodgings, formerly a town house and now a museum, is located between Church Street and Castle Hill, Lancaster, Lancashire, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building. The building is the oldest existing town house in Lancaster, and was also the first house in Lancaster to have shutters. It was used by judges when they attended the sessions of the Assize Court.

Wikipedia: Judges' Lodgings, Lancaster (EN)

163 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Lancaster Priory

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Lancaster Priory Alexander P Kapp / CC BY-SA 2.0

Lancaster Priory, formally the Priory Church of St Mary, is the Church of England parish church of the city of Lancaster, Lancashire, England. It is located near Lancaster Castle and since 1953 has been designated a Grade I listed building. It is in the deanery of Lancaster, the archdeaconry of Lancaster and the Diocese of Blackburn. Its benefice is combined with that of St John and St Anne.

Wikipedia: Lancaster Priory (EN), Website, Heritage Website

260 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: The Storey

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The Storey Jonathan Thacker / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Storey, formerly the Storey Institute, is a multi-purpose building located at the corner of Meeting House Lane and Castle Hill in Lancaster, Lancashire, England. Its main part is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building, with its back entrance being listed separately, also at Grade II.

Wikipedia: The Storey (EN), Website

161 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: Lancaster Castle

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Lancaster Castle is a medieval castle and former prison in Lancaster in the English county of Lancashire. Its early history is unclear, but it may have been founded in the 11th century on the site of a Roman fort overlooking a crossing of the River Lune. In 1164 the Honour of Lancaster, including the castle, came under royal control. In 1322 and 1389 the Scots invaded England, progressing as far as Lancaster and damaging the castle. It was not to see military action again until the English Civil War. The castle was first used as a prison in 1196 although this aspect became more important during the English Civil War. The castle buildings are owned by the British sovereign as Duke of Lancaster; part of the structure is used to host sittings of the Crown Court.

Wikipedia: Lancaster Castle (EN), Website


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