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Church Avenue, Lancaster, LA2 8EQ, United Kingdom

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Forum Posts

lancaster university

by memorex

I'm going to the university for politics. It doesn't seem like much to do there as far as shopping or nightclubs. Does Lancaster the city have a nice downtown area? Is there anything to do there?

Also I'm afraid of spiders. Does lancaster have a lot? that people would see in there houses?

Is it a good university with a good reputation around town? How does it stack up to other universities in england.

RE: lancaster university

by paulinuk2u

loads of spiders there biguns n all

RE: RE: lancaster university

by aaaarrgh

The UK has had an excellent summer for spiders. Hot and dry. It is actually true, spiders *are* getting bigger and more widespread here. I suggest you buy a large pillow and hide under it.

The good news for you is it will soon be Winter and spiders don't run so fast in the cold.

RE: RE: lancaster university

by dave.richards

Why do the words sarcasm, taking, the and *** spring to mind? Dont listen to them lol. Spiders in the Uk are not that big.. maybe 2 inches body width at most. Keep the windows closed and you will be fine. Buy an insect spray just in case.

RE: RE: lancaster university

by dave.richards

Come on guys..... you were young once and going to uni on your own. Lighten up :) I am sure that Lancaster uni is as good as any in the Uk. As a city it will have a great student night life and you will meet loads of new friends. A stranger is only a friend you have yet to meey. Have a great 3 years there. :))

RE: RE: lancaster university

by paulinuk2u

you can also get fried spiders and chips nice with a pickled onion to

RE: RE: lancaster university

by dave.richards

Method - Clap your hands near a spider and it runs away. Now pull it's legs off and clap your hands. Observation - The spider doesn't move. Conclussion - Pulling a spider's legs off makes it deaf.

RE: lancaster university

by nickandchris

Lancaster is a small, compact city, more like a town. It has a castle, a canal and some interesting architecture.It is always full of students, although the Uni is a few miles out of town.The campus is like a small town in itself.
I have no knowledge of the Uni apart from going to band concerts in the Great Hall many years ago.My son attended school in Lancaster and says the University has a good reputation, the nightlife is good and shopping is nothing to write home about, (depends what you are shopping for!)

Travel Tips for Lancaster

Crook O' Lune

by MartinSelway

This is a really beautiful spot.

The Crook O'Lune picnic site is situated at a popular beauty spot on a horse shoe bend in the River Lune to the North of Lancaster. Many pleasant walks are available alongside the wooded river banks and venturing off into the surrounding countryside. For longer walks the Lune Millennium Cycleway which also forms part of the Lancashire Cycleway follows a former railway line and connects this site to Lancaster and Bull Beck picnic site to the North.

..:: A Year in Lancaster ::..

by DigitalAngel

"..:: Small and Sweet ::.."

Not many Lancaster pages out there so I thought I'd try to do my part in giving this small but lovely city a bit more exposure on the Net!

Lancaster is home to a spectacular castle and beautiful priory as well as a small but vibrant city centre. Surrounded by countryside, Lancaster is pretty much at the gateway to one of the UK's most dazzling regions of natural beauty, the Lake District.

I've had the pleasure of spending a year doing my Masters Course at Lancaster University and although the university is a bit on the small side, its location in the almost rural suburbs of Lancaster give it a beauty of its own.

I'll be leaving this little city in a few months but I might be back again in the very near future.

"..:: Things to Look Out For ::.."

** Lancaster Castle - A fine example of a castle, which is actively used as courts of law and a prison! Some of the rooms (including the 2 courtrooms) are open to the public, though it is best to sign up with one of the guided tours or you'll miss out on a lot of information about the Castle's history. The best day for visits is Saturday, as visitors will be able to see the courtrooms, which are closed to the public when trials are going on.

** Williamson Park and the Ashton Memorial - Williamson Park is a rather large park situated off the city centre. A pleasant place to spend a nice day out, there are a few things to look out for such as waterfalls and a sundial. You can also stop by the Butterfly House which is often brimming with several species of butterflies flying about freely in an artificial tropical forest. There is also the Ashton Memorial, one of the largest follies in Britain and a very scenic one too. You can climb up a few floors and get a very good look of the city, Morecambe Bay and the nearby Lake District from there.

** The City Centre - Although small, the city centre has a certain charm, particularly the square in front of the city's museum. The square is at its best on market days (Wednesdays and Saturdays). The museum is also worth a look.

** The Canals - Not entirely a tourist attraction, but Lancaster's waterways have a charm of their own and you can find a few cute pubs and ducks if you walk along the canals.

** Further Afield - If you run out of things to see and do in Lancaster, you could always catch a train to nearby Preston (20 mins or so away) or venture up into the Lake District.


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