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 Visitor Room Booking 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.

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

Graduation parking is located in South/South West Campus, please enter via the Alexandra Park entrance (Postcode LA2 0LT) 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. You can then catch one of the Graduation Shuttle buses provided by Stagecoach to LICA.

Access to North Campus on Graduation will be limited to passenger pick-up and drop off at the Chaplaincy center, and Blue Badge parking. 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, and visitors can park in staff parking areas.

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 from Stagecoach that will circle the campus. The main pick up/ drop off stops will be in Alexandra Park and North Drive by LICA. On graduation days you will also be able to take any Stagecoach bus to and from on campus locations for free (ie from the Underpass to Alexandra Park).

Please see our campus map.