Lancaster and Penny Street Basin

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Planning your visit

Address: Lancaster City Council Car park, Auction Mart, Thurnham Street, Lancaster, LA1 1XT View on Google map

Price: Once you're parked up, it won't cost you a thing

Toilets: For customers of the local pub/café

The Lancaster Canal runs through the heart of Lancaster. So, shop till you drop then relax in a pub or café by the water's edge!

Walk along the towpath to the spectacular Lune Aqueduct, about 40 minutes beyond Penny Street Bridge. Look out for QR trail waymarkers.

Things to do and see

Places to eat:

Boat trips:


Wildlife spotting:

As well as swans, barn owls and cormorants, keep a look out for wildlife. Otters have been spotted beyond Penny Street Bridge.

Getting here

By car - there's a public pay & display car park on Moor Lane

By train - Lancaster Station is only around 10 minutes walk to the towpath at Penny Street Bridge

Local events