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Travel, Accommodation and Visas

Below is some general information about Lancaster and how to get here, some accommodation options, and information for international travellers who may require a visa. Please contact us if there are any other questions.


Getting to Lancaster

Lancaster is located in the northwest of England, about 50 miles north of Manchester and close to the Lake District and Yorshire Dales National Parks, the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and Morecambe Bay.

Lancaster train station is served by trains directly from many parts of the UK, including London and Manchester International Airport. Workshop participants arriving into Heathrow should make their way to Euston station in central London, where there is a direct service to Lancaster (approx. 2 1/2 hours).

Further information about travelling to Lancaster and Lancaster University can be found here. More information about things to see and do in Lancaster and the surrounding area can be found here and here.

The workshop programme contains annotated maps of the university campus and Lancaster city centre.

Accommodation options

We have organized special rates for accommodation at two campus locations, and at one location in the city centre. Additional city centre options can be found via trip advisor etc. Rooms should be booked early to avoid disappointment!

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Lancaster House Hotel

This hotel is on the campus next to the conference centre. Several bedrooms have been put on hold for 18-23 May, including a mix of double, twin & triple rooms. All rooms are for £82.00 per night for Bed & Breakfast, with an extra £15 if there is another person.

Rooms should be booked by calling the hotel directly (+44 1524 585181) and quoting the reference 745068. There is a deposit of £100.

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Lancaster University Accommodation

Bed and breakfast accommodation is available directly through the university. Rates are £28/£54 per night for single/double rooms.

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The Sun Hotel and Bar

The Sun Hotel is situated in the city centre, close to the bus station and railway station. A small number of rooms are available, ranging from £80-£125 per night for bed and breakfast. Workshop participants can get a 10% discount on the rate by quoting "CCMI2014" when they book.

Visa requirements

International participants should check whether they require a visa to visit the UK on the UK Border Agency website. Please contact us if you require a letter of invitation.