The city of Lancaster can be found within the county of Lancashire and has a student population of over 15,000. There are a number of pubs and clubs scattered around the city, many of which provide for students with cheap drink offers. The Sugarhouse is a student only nightclub run by Lancaster University’s Student Union. The club has a capacity of over 1300 and is spread over 2 rooms. The Front Room plays contemporary R&B music as well as classic anthems, while the Main Room plays chart favourites and indie anthems. With £1.50 Jagerbombs, the Sugarhut will have you dancing the night away. The Dalton Rooms is a bar and restaurant in the city centre. The food is reasonable priced and offers a menu of ‘pub grub’ classics. The venue also hosts jazz, comedy and dance nights, so check their website so as not to miss out.
History buffs should check out Lancaster City Museum on Market Square. The museum is situated in the former Town Hall and has impressive collections, which illustrate the history and archaeology of Lancaster and the surrounding area. The exhibits start from the Neolithic age and continue up until the present day. Lancaster City Museum has recently been named a Quality Assured Visitor Attraction by Enjoy England. Best of all, admission is free!
Lancaster residents should take advantage of the city’s location; Yorkshire Dales National Park is located around 20 miles from the city centre and offers peace and tranquillity in unspoilt natural surroundings. The coastal limestone pavements and salt marshes at Morecambe Bay should not be missed and the area can be explored by bike, on foot or by the water. There are a number of designated walking and cycling routes through the surrounding countryside, which make for an excellent day out, especially when combined with a picnic on the way.