Around Lancaster: City, Coast & Countryside

Lancaster students can revel in the knowledge that they are not only studying in one of the safest self-contained campuses in the UK, but also have some of the country's most unspoilt spots on their doorsteps - from country villages, seaside resorts and the lush countryside of the Lake District and Forest of Bowland to the historic and vibrant City of Lancaster.

This diverse mix of City, Coast & Countryside adds a whole new dimension to the student experience - and whilst those studying at Lancaster have all the benefits of a campus 'village' at their disposal, there's so much more to explore and discover within the city and the local area.

Where is Lancaster and how do I get there?

Lancaster is located in North West England, between Manchester and the Lake District. Just three miles from the coast to the west and set amidst some of the country’s most impressive scenery, the city of Lancaster is well connected to the rest of the UK by both road and rail - making getting home for the weekend or holidays easy.

Getting to Lancaster by Road:

Junction 33 of the M6 motorway is just two miles away from the campus, providing easy access to the national road network. There is a daily National Express service from the campus to Birmingham and London.

Getting to Lancaster by Rail:

There are frequent, direct services from Lancaster’s centrally located railway station to many of the UK's major cities, including Manchester (within 1 hour) and Birmingham, London, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Leeds (within 2.5 hours) – all without the need to change trains. Similarly, there are regular direct services to Manchester Airport too. A bus service runs every 20 minutes between the railway station and the campus.