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Living in Lancaster

Lancaster is probably one of the UK's greenest universities.

Lancaster is probably one of the UK's greenest universities. It is on a lightly wooded campus not far from the town centre: it takes 8-15 minutes by one of the frequent buses, and 20-25 minutes by bike. Students can now make the most of 150 year old woodland surrounding campus thanks to a new woodland trail through the campus grounds and cycle paths cross the campus and link to the town. Living costs are relatively modest.

The campus itself is surrounded by farms, situated beneath the impressive-looking Bowland Fells. It is a mile or so from a picturesque canal, and just three miles from the mouth of the Lune estuary, the sea and from a tiny coastal port. Lancaster has been ranked first out of 21 university cities for safety.

For accommodation, stay on either our park-like campus or in the historic city of Lancaster. See the University's student life pages for more details. Lancaster University accommodation has Award-Winning Accommodation, having just been named ‘Best University Halls’ for the sixth consecutive year, in the 2015 National Student Housing Survey of 200+ UK institutions.

The city of Lancaster is famous for its historic castle and its attractive Georgian architecture. And one of the UK's most scenic regions - the beautiful Lake District National Park - is just half an hour away. The Lake District is ideal for those who like walking, climbing, sailing, or just picnicking. But if you want to get into the big cities, Manchester and its airport are 60 minutes or so away.

Finally transport connections are easy - the University is close to the main M6 motorway, and Lancaster is on the West Coast railway line with easy access from London and Glasgow, and has direct trains to Manchester and its airport.