Planning your visit
Address: West Quay, Glasson Dock, Lancaster, LA2 0DB View on Google map
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.
The dock sits on the 2.5 mile stretch of the Glasson Branch on the Lancaster Canal, which opened in 1826, and provides the towns of Kendal, Lancaster and Preston with a link to the sea.
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.
By car - you can find more information about parking here.