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International Research Conference, Lancaster UK, 21-23 July 2014
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Travel and Accommodation

Conference Venue

The conference will be held at Lancaster House Hotel. The hotel is adjacent to the Lancaster University campus. Lancaster University is located at Bailrigg, 3 miles to the south of the city of Lancaster. The campus is set in 250 acres of landscaped parkland and is close to the Lake District. The University has numerous cultural and recreational facilities, a theatre studio, art gallery, concert hall, multi-denominational Chaplaincy Centre and large and well equipped sports complex.

Accommodation

En-suite campus accommodation at Lancaster House Hotel for Monday 21st & Tuesday 22nd July is included in the conference price. Extra nights are available on request.

Lancaster House Hotel is a 4* hotel with a fully equipped leisure suite, including both indoor and outdoor spa pools, a swimming pool and gym.

Free wi-fi internet access is available at the hotel and there are numerous hotspots around the campus.

See Lancaster University's visitor's page for further information about the locality.

Travel to Lancaster

The historic city of Lancaster is just 10 minutes by bus from the University (3 miles). It is a friendly bustling city which has all the amenities of a large city without having lost its charm and character.

There are numerous sites of interest including: Lancaster Castle, Lancaster Priory, Roman Bath House, Music Room, Church of St John the Evangelist, Judges Lodgings, City Museum and Maritime Museum.

One of the most striking features of the area is the spectacular mountains of the Lake District which form an impressive backdrop looking north over Lancaster and Morecambe Bay. Morecambe and the beautiful historical village of Heysham are only 20 minutes away from Lancaster, attractions include: Sunderland Point, The Port of Heysham (with regular sailing to the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland), St Patrick's Chapel (750 AD), Parish Church of St Peter and Rock Hewn Graves.

Lancaster is easily accessible by road, rail, air and coach. Campus plans and area maps, along with travel details including local timetables can be found on Lancaster University's travel page.

Download App

There are two useful apps for your time in Lancaster, available free on Android and ITunes:

  • Pocket Lancaster (this is good for maps for directions to pubs). Lancaster University’s Student Union’s app.
  • iLancaster (includes bus timetables) The University’s official app.

There is a downloadable map of Lancaster available.

 

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