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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

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!

Great for

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

  • Dog Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Walking


Lune Aqueduct, Lancaster Castle, Lancaster City Museum, Lancaster Maritime Museum, Lancaster Cathedral

Spot a boat

You should see some narrowboats


Boat trips



You may see:

  • Swans
  • Mallard ducks
  • Coots
  • Heron
  • Barn owl
  • Cormorants

Keep a look out for wildlife. Otters have been spotted beyond Penny Street Bridge


There's a public pay & display car park on Moor Lane

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