Lancaster is the county town of Lancashire; the area is steeped in history with evidence of a Roman fort on the site where the 12th century Lancaster Castle stands today; the town is even mentioned in the Domesday book. The Lancaster City Museum is a good place to go to find out more about our past.
The town centre has traditional shopping streets, arcades, and indoor centres. Large national brands are all resident in the area, and local, independent retailers are also well represented here. As the town has a large population, there are plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, and clubs to offer entertainment to all.
Other Lancaster amenities include a large central public library, fire and ambulance services, two golf courses, and a leisure centre (Salt Ayre) equipped with a large pool, spa, indoor and outdoor climbing challenges, and a gym.
The Royal Lancaster Infirmary provides the area with all the services expected of a general hospital, including A&E, critical care unit, surgery, outpatient clinics, and inpatient care.
For the keen cyclists, the ‘Way of the Roses’ coast to coast cycle route passes through the town, or if that is too energetic, you could always take a gentle wander along the towpath of the Lancaster Canal or along the banks of the River Lune.
Another popular spot in our vibrant town is Williamson Park which spans 54 acres of park and woodland where the incredible Ashton Memorial is housed- an amazing example of Edwardian architecture built from Portland stone with an imposing copper dome. The views from the memorial over the Lake District fells and out across Morecambe Bay are stunning; the park also has a butterfly house and a mini zoo.
Lancaster University makes the town and surrounding areas popular with students looking for affordable rental properties and house shares, making this a competitive market for customers wishing to invest to grow their property portfolio.
The town offers a great quality of life for its residents, good facilities, great access to public services, and excellent access to rail and motorway infrastructure. Good local transport links are found across the city including the intercity train station and a well-appointed bus station. Park and ride services and the newly built multi-million-pound road network give easy access to the M6 Junctions 33 and 34, Morecambe, and Heysham. The beautiful surrounding villages offer an abundance of Lancashire’s old, and newer architecture, and are within easy reach of central Lancaster. Some more rural locations are on the on the cycle route including Halton and Caton.
Areas of particular interest include Galgate, close to the university and around 3 miles from the centre of Lancaster, it offers a range of properties from terraced houses, modern homes, and cottages with character. Crook O Lune, just off J35 of the M6, with its famous old railway and stone bridges, views of the three peaks and Ingleborough, and the beauty of walking along the Lune Valley is another popular spot. Hornby and Kirkby Lonsdale are both also within easy reach.
Our branch also extends to cover the areas surrounding Lancaster, popular locations to the west include Morcambe, a bustling coastal town, Torrisholme, and Heysham. Scotforth and Stodday towards the south, and Hest bank, Slyne, Bolton le Sands, and Halton to the north.