"Discover 1,000 years of history within Lancaster Castle's walls - including the eerie story of the famous Pendle Witch saga"

1. WilliamsonPark 

As well as 54 acres of beautiful parkland and stunning views of the Lake District beyond, there's plenty to see and do: a tropical butterfly house, a bird enclosure and a small-animal garden present many ways to while away a day.

Info: williamsonpark.com, 01524 33318

2. The Foodworks 

For a taste of the proud county's fare, bag a table at The Foodworks restaurant at the Lancaster House Hotel. The likes of home-made black pudding with seared scallops is followed by the head chef's take on the classic Lancashire lamb hot pot.

Info: thefoodworks.co.uk, 01524 844822

3. The Dukes Theatre and Cinema

Located in an old converted church, The Dukes is an independent repertory theatre and cinema with live comedy performances, blockbuster films, and its own theatre shows, five times a year. As if that weren't enough, there's a popular café bar to hang out in before your show.

Info: dukes-lancaster.org, 01524 598500

4. LancasterCanal Cruises 

Lancaster owes much of its history to local waters, and a great way to see it and the
surrounding area is on a canal cruise. From views of the city as you cross the Lune Aqueduct to sights across Morecambe Bay as you travel through Hest Bank, there's plenty to catch the eye from the comfort of the waterbus.

Info: budgietransport.co.uk, 01524 389410

5. LancasterCastle

Discover 1,000 years of history within Lancaster Castle's walls - including the eerie story of the famous Pendle Witch saga of 1612, when suspected witches were tried, and condemned to die here.
Info: lancastercastle.com, 01524 64998

6. Lancaster Maritime Museum 

Tracing the county's wealth of maritime history, this is the place to come for all things nautical in Lancashire. The museum incorporates restored fishing vessels and an aquarium, alongside reconstructions and interactive displays that reveal the region's seafaring roots.

Info: lancashire.gov.uk/museums, 01524 382264

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