|International Research Conference, Lancaster UK, 24-26th July 2006|
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Travel and Accommodation
The conference took place on the main site at Lancaster University, which 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.
The academic conference activities took place in The George Fox Building, a modern complex with facilities for up to 350 delegates.
En-suite campus accommodation for Monday, 24th July and Tuesday 25 th July was included in the conference price. .
5-star hotel facilities are also available just of the University campus, only 5 minutes walk from the conference venue. A fully equipped leisure suite and gym are available for delegates staying at the Lancaster House Hotel. Free wi-fi internet access is available at the hotel and there are numerous hotspots around the campus.
See Lancaster University's visitors page for further information about the locality.
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 is 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.
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