Accommodation and Parking

Lancaster University is set in 560 acres of beautiful parkland and lies approximately 3 miles south of the City Lancaster.


There is a range of accommodation options in Lancaster including our rooms on campus.

On Campus Guest Rooms

We have a large number of guest rooms on campus, with a mix of single, twin and double rooms, all of which offer Wi-Fi, tea & coffee and complimentary toiletries. We provide breakfast in either the Marketplace or Barker House Farm and with a range of bars and cafes on campus, you don't have to step foot off campus for a meal or refreshments.

Visit the website for information on guest rooms on campus.

Lancaster House Hotel

Lancaster House Hotel is a 4 star hotel situated next to the university campus. There are a number of room tariffs available depending on your requirements. See the tariff options.

Graduation Holiday Package 

Turn your visit to Lancaster into a memorable celebration for yourself and guests, by building a personal holiday itinerary to make the most of your Graduation. Big Green Mountain offer some very exciting experiences here in the north-west of England; take a trip around historic Lancaster, visit the Christmas markets in Manchester, and enjoy a Beatles-themed tour of Liverpool featuring the famous Cavern Club. You can also choose to stay in good quality hotels in the city, and celebrate further with an evening meal and a glass of something special!  

With only a limited number of rooms and suites available, availability for these exciting packages is restricted, so don't delay. Make the most of your Lancaster experience this December!

For more information about these packages from Big Green Mountain, please see here for more detail:

Other options

You can search for other hotels, B&Bs, and self catering options in Lancaster via the website for Lancaster Tourist Information.


The campus is easily accessible via road, rail and bicycle and is within 70 miles of Manchester's International Airport.

Travelling to Lancaster

By Car- Leave the M6 motorway at Junction 33 and take the A6 north towards Lancaster. Please follow directions for Alexandra Park (south end of campus)- turn right at the second set of traffic lights on the A6 into Barkers Drive and turn left at the roundabout into Alexandra Park Drive.

Parking on Graduation Day

On your arrival into Alexandra Park, please follow the directions of the parking marshals who are in place to safely direct you around campus and into a parking space. On parking, please ensure that you have occupied a marked-up car parking bay.

If you park in a Blue Badge disabled parking space, you must display a valid blue badge - North Drive by LICA is the closest to the Hall with blue badge spaces If these spaces are full, you may wish to drop off guests close to the Great Hall and then park in an another available space.

No parking charges apply on Graduation Day.

Getting around campus

When you have parked your car, please follow the walking route and campus signage to North Campus (Great Hall and LICA). There will also be free shuttle buses that will circle the campus. The main pick up/ drop off stops will be in Alexandra Park and North Drive by LICA.

Please see our campus map.