A view of Lancaster showing Carlisle Bridge and the Ashton Memorial.
|Population||45,952 (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference||SD475615|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Lancaster is the county town of Lancashire, England. It is on the River Lune. As of the 2001 census, it had 45,952 people. The larger City of Lancaster local government district is named after Lancaster.
Lancaster Castle is well known as the site of the Pendle witch trials in 1612.
Location[change | change source]
Lancaster is the most northerly city in Lancashire, three miles from Morecambe Bay. The city is on the River Lune, the Lancaster Canal, and the West Coast Main Line. It is close to the M6 motorway.
Education[change | change source]
Lancaster has two universities. These are Lancaster University and The University of Cumbria.