Lancaster, part 1 of 2 walks.
Lancaster is the county town of Lancashire, England It is situated on the River Lune and has a population of 45,952. Long existing as a commercial, cultural and educational centre, Lancaster is the settlement that gives Lancashire its name. Lancaster has several unique ties to the British monarchy; the House of Lancaster was a branch of the English royal family, whilst the Duchy of Lancaster holds large estates on behalf of Elizabeth II, who herself is also the Duke of Lancaster.

The White Cross Lancaster
Start
at the White Cross which has a car park outside.  Quarry Road, LA1 4XQ
Canal side pub made from a converted warehouse. Open 11:30 daily, noon Sundays. Meal Times 12-9. Free Wifi. Sharp's Doom Bar plus up to 14 other ales.

http://www.thewhitecross.co.uk/

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From the back of the pub turn right up a short slope to the bridge. Turn left to cross the bridge along Quarry Road to the city centre. Continue on into George Street and then turn right into pedestrianized Penny Street. The Brown Cow is just before the crossroads on the left.

The Brown Cow

Brown Cow Lancaster

44 Penny Street LA1 1XF 
Open 11:00 daily, noon Sunday  Free Wifi. Food served 11-4.
Thwaites Wainwrights, Thwaites Original, Thwaites Lancaster Bomber.
A friendly locals pub.
http://www.thwaitespubs.co.uk/the-brown-cow-lancaster/

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Retrace your steps down Penny Street and continue right into Spring Garden Street. The Sir Richard Owen is on your right.

The Sir Richard Owen

Sir Richard Owen Lancaster4 Spring Garden Street   LA1 1RQ  01524 541500
Open all day from 8am. Food served all day. Free wifi. Corby range Greene King Abbot Ale. Greene King Ruddles Bitter. 4 guest beers. This Wetherspoon pub is named after the anatomist who was born in Lancaster in 1804 and coined the word 'dinosaur'.

http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-sir-richard-owen

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Continue along Spring Garden Street to King Street and turn left. Walk down King Street to the Penny Street Bridge on your right.


Penny Street Bridge

Penny Street Bridge Lancaster

Penny Street Bridge.
124 Penny Street. LA1 1XT  11.30-11 (10.30 Sun) Free Wifi.
Meal Times 11.30-9 Thwaites Wainwrights,Thwaites Original.
Lovely well run hotel.

http://pennystreetbridge.co.uk/

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Cross the Canal Bridge and turn right down the slope to the towpath. Continue to soon reach the Water Witch.

Water Witch Lancaster

The Water Witch.
Tow Path, Aldcliffe Road, LA1 1SU 11-midnight; 11-11 Sun

Very popular canal side pub with plenty of seating inside and out. Wedged between the towpath and a retaining wall, this is a long, narrow pub, with bare stone walls. Free Wifi.
6 guest beers. Meal Times 12-9

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http://www.thewaterwitch.co.uk/

If you parked at the White cross it is a short walk back along the canal tow parh.

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