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Lancaster is the most northerly city in Lancashire. The city is located on the River Lune and the Lancaster Canal.

Long existing as a commercial, cultural and educational centre, Lancaster has several unique ties to the British monarchy and was granted city status in 1937 for its "long association with the crown".

Lancaster is an ancient settlement, dominated by Lancaster Castle. It is also home to the campus-based Lancaster University.

The historic and vibrant City of Lancaster is just fifteen minutes away from campus by bus, with hundreds of shops and restaurants, and a castle dating back almost 1,000 years. Lancaster is small enough to explore on foot and big enough to keep you entertained.

You could re-trace Charles Dickens’ footsteps, or delight in the quirky shops along our hidden cobbled alleys, listen to the cathedral bells, or enjoy live music in some of England’s oldest pubs.

Lancaster is well-connected

> 1h to Manchester

> 2.5h to London

> 2.5h to Edinburgh

> 2.5h to Glasgow

Lancaster University Campus is located 10 Min. from the City Centre.

The tourism industry

The visitor economy is worth over £260 million to our district, supporting over 4,500 jobs, with more than 4.6 million visits a year to our main visitor destinations of Morecambe, Lancaster and the rural areas. The industry also plays a key role in economic development and regeneration.

Hear about Anais and Luis LUMS experiences:

"There are three reasons that motivated me in choosing LUMS. Firstly, LUMS is consistently in the UK's top ten and among the world's top 100 business schools. Secondly, LUMS is in the top 1% of business schools in the world to hold triple accreditation and various professional recognitions which indicates a great reputation and excellent quality. Thirdly, LUMS offers a study abroad programme that is tailored to prepare students for a global business career. These three reasons and my experience after studying here for two terms, successfully proved that I made a right decision.

The wonderful scenery and great activities on campus were important parts of my Lancaster experience outside academic life. Besides being one of the LUMS PG Ambassadors, where I work with great people in promoting LUMS and my programme, I am also part of the LUSU “Shape Your Success” project."


"LUMS is a recognized and excellent business school in the UK and worldwide. Its global reputation and ranking made it an obvious choice for me. Being part of a global community with people from more than one hundred nationalities and the wide scholarship opportunities available for international students attracted me right away. 

I am enjoying every single part of being a LUMS student. From the outstanding facilities available for group work and quiet study to the social areas on campus suitable for relaxing and hanging out. Having classmates and friends from very different backgrounds makes it a very diverse and motivating experience. Meeting people from all over the world and engaging with top class professors and professionals is one of the best experiences in Lancaster. Lecturers are very supportive, helping you through all the learning process and students in LUMS are really committed to their studies. This creates a competitive and challenging environment that will get the most out of you". 

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