Aug 18 Lancaster

For a short break, we selected a lovely private campsite 3 miles from Lancaster.   The site was called Ashton Hall Caravan Site and is in the grounds of an old manor alongside a golf course and garden centre.  It is a beautiful setting which would have been even better had the weather been less inclement.  However, it was very convenient for Lancaster and the nearby coastline overlooking Morecambe Bay.

After an abortive attempt to find a bus from outside the campsite, we drove into Lancaster, which was actually very straightforward and there was plenty of parking.  The town is very compact and attractive and we had a very pleasant few hours ambling about.  There is a castle which we walked around but, we did not go in as there was a special event on involving witches, which did not appeal to us.  Next to the castle is the Lancaster Priory and church of St Mary which we did go into.  Not particularly remarkable but free.

View across Lancaster from the castle
View over Lancaster
Lancaster Priory Church of St Mary

 

Castle gate

On the way back to the car park, we popped into the Cathedral of St Peter.  We would have liked to visit the Ashton Park memorial and butterfly house but, we had run out of time.  There is a lot to see in and around Lancaster and it would be worth another visit in the future.  But, we had to be in Bamber Bridge to get the TV fitted so, we put it back on the to do list.

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