The city of Lancaster is the county town of Lancashire in Northwest England, named for the Roman camp (castrum) on the River Lune. It has an old castle and numerous Victorian buildings. It has a high student population, with Lancaster University main campus lying a few miles south. The historic core is small but modern burbs stretch out, which to the west merge into Morecambe.
Lancaster is easily accessible from the M6 motorway, and is about 1 hour north of Manchester.
1 Lancaster train station is on the West Coast Main Line providing connections to London in as little as 2 hr 30 min, or Edinburgh/Glasgow in just over 2 hr. Transpennine Express services provide fast connections to Manchester Airport, whilst Northern line services are available to Barrow-in-Furness, Morecambe/Heysham, Windemere and Leeds.