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Glasson Basin

Hidden world arch

Planning your visit

Address: West Quay, Glasson Dock, Lancaster, LA2 0DB

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.

Great for

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.

  • Cycling
  • Walking


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


  • Dalton Arms

    For lunch or dinner, the Dalton Arms offers a range of salads, sandwiches, main courses and a Sunday lunch special

  • The Mill at Conder Green

    Rustic inn for British & European dining

  • The Stork

    An extensive menu of traditional British favourites


You may see:

  • Ducks
  • Curlew
  • Wildfowl
  • Starlings
  • Golden pheasant
  • Spotted redshank


Visit our 'nearby' section on this page for further details about car parking.

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