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Glasson Basin


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.

Things to do and see

Places to eat:

Wildlife spotting:

Because you're by the sea, you're bound to spot something a bit different, including: curlew, golden pheasant and spotted redshank

Getting here

By car - you can find more information on parking and prices here

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