Once the largest port in the North West, importing cotton, sugar, spices and slaves from Africa and the Indies, Glasson Dock situated on the head branch of the Lancaster Canal has changed significantly since the harbour opened in 1787. Located on the 2.5 mile stretch of the Glasson Branch on the Lancaster Canal, which opened in 1826 and provided the towns of Kendal, Lancaster and Preston with a link to the sea.
Address: West Quay, Glasson Dock, Lancaster, LA2 0DB
Visit time: 1-3+ hrs
Parking: Visit our 'nearby' section on this page for further details about car parking.
Today, Glasson Dock is a scheduled monument. Glasson is a quiet village with a marina and a small, active port and the Glasson Branch of the Lancaster Canal has swopped cargo for leisure boating.
Take the Lune Estuary footpath to see the lighthouse built in 1847, see the lune aqueduct, Ashton Golf Centre, Millennium bridge and park
You can find more information on parking and prices here
For lunch or dinner, the Dalton Arms offers a range of salads, sandwiches, main courses and a Sunday lunch special
Rustic inn for British & European dining
An extensive menu of traditional British favourites
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