Destination guide

The theatrical city of Lancaster awaits you

Take a holiday to Lancaster and enjoy the area's theatre scene, entertainment and history. Revered for its university setting, bars and restaurants, this city is both romantic and welcoming. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Lancaster

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Lancaster a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Blackpool Pleasure Beach (20.7 mi / 33.3 km)
  • Lune Aqueduct (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Forrest Hills (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Regent Park Studios (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Old School Brewery (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Old Holly Farm (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Lancaster

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Lancaster is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Williamson Park (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Happy Mount Park (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Morecambe Bay (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Gresgarth Hall Gardens (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Morecambe Beach (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Stone Jetty (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Lancaster

The nearest airport is in Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford), located 48 mi (77.2 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Lancaster Station, Wennington Station and Bentham Station are the main stations in the area.

How many holiday rentals are available around Lancaster?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 838 holiday lettings around Lancaster. From 642 cottages to 642 cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a rural property in Lancaster?

Nothing comes close to the refreshing stillness of rural life. No rumbling traffic or car alarms honking. Just you and the quiet of the countryside! HomeAway has 258 countryside rental properties in this destination. Want to give something else a go? See if any of our other properties catch your eye. Our options for this destination include:

  • 156 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 96 riverside holiday accommodation options.
  • 60 seaside holiday accommodation options.

Can I stay in Lancaster in a large group?

There's nothing like reconnecting with old work colleagues or spending a week or so with your loved ones in a terrific new place. And the best thing is HomeAway has places big enough for the whole crew. Cottage holiday rentals are the top option here for large groups of guests. Our database currently has 75 available. The rental properties that can provide for large groups here include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we've got 322 rental accommodation suitable for that size. Spend a night for as little as £53.
  • If you have 5 in your group, you'll be happy to hear that there are 134 holiday rentals that are ideal. Prices begin at just £65 a night.
  • On a trip away with 8 guests? We offer 98 rental accommodation that will meet your needs. Prices begin at just £100 per night.

You and all your buddies will be well catered to when you book your Lancaster adventure with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Lancaster?

HomeAway offers an array of fantastic budget-concious rental options. Treat your gang to a lavish meal out or extend your stay with the cash leftover. You always know there's a fantastic deal just waiting to be snatched up in or around North Shore. With 42 holiday rentals on offer at an average price of £55 a night, staying in this popular area is sure to get your getaway off to an awesome start!