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Living in Lancaster, England:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Lancaster, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked three people living in Lancaster what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


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Lancaster is a small but intriguing city. Many of the roads are one-way, meaning that one requires a competent knowledge of the roads, or a GPS, to navigate. There are many cafes hidden away in small alleys that are wonderful to visit on rainy days, which there are a lot of. Visitors must bring a raincoat and umbrella, as Lancaster is the second wettest city in the UK.

Lancaster is a historic city with beautiful architecture and many places to explore. The scenery is stunning, so there are many opportunities for walks and bike rides; either along the canal that runs through the city or the surrounding countryside. For foodies, there is a plethora of family-run local businesses that are now gaining nationwide recognition, such as Wallings Ice Cream, The Smoke House and Leonardini Gelateria, which recently won an award for their delicious and unique gelato flavours.

Hannah, says: 2020

Lancaster is a perfect destination for someone looking to feel the rural life, without losing the comforts of a city. Gorgeous views can be found within and a short drive from the city. The castle stands out as a prominent feature to visit, but nothing beats a sleepy stroll down the canal on a sunny day. Just remember to brace for the wind.

Jessica, says: 2020

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