A vibrant and historic heritage city, Lancaster is home to around 15,000 students from around the world. With its fair share of pubs and clubs, Lancaster has a lively music scene, as well as a selection of high street stores and independent boutiques for you to explore. Not to mention many other interesting cultural sightseeing opportunities!

Life on campus

Our Lancaster campus is set in beautiful parkland just a short walk from the city centre, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds. 

On-site facilities include a sports complex with floodlit artificial turf pitch, CafĂ© Martineau, Snack Zone and The View restaurant, a chapel, well-stocked library, halls of residence and students' union. Current development work will see a brand new teaching block housing lecture theatre, classrooms and study/communal space ready for Summer 2017.

As well as extensive on campus facilities, Williamson Park is located next door, so you'll never be short of an area to relax or revise.

Discover Lancaster


It's safe to say you'll never run short of things to see and do in this city. The Lancaster campus is just a ten minute walk from the city centre where you can take your pick of a mix of shops and boutiques, a variety of restaurants and cafes, lively pubs and clubs, a castle dating back to Roman times, museums, theatres and cinemas. It's also close to the beautiful Morecambe Bay coastline, just an hour from Manchester, and a stone's throw from the beautiful Lake District on the train. 

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With an extensive variety of restaurants, cafes, pubs and clubs, there's no shortage of places to enjoy a meal or a few drinks in Lancaster city centre. If you'd rather spend a night at the theatre, there are a grand total of three to choose from; there's also an independent cinema as well as a Vue.

If you're into your music, Lancaster holds a yearly three day music festival, but live music can often be heard all year round in the streets of the city, trickling out of the doors of the local pubs. Whatever your interests, there will always be something to keep you entertained in this lively city!

Lancaster nightlife, the pub, street view

Campus Map

The Lancaster campus was built on Bowerham Barracks, a historic military installation from the 1800s. The Keep is still in use today, standing next to the university library which hosts a diverse collection of over 160,000 items covering most subject areas. Across the open courtyard area is the Gateway Building, housing a variety of services and facilites including The View, a cafe that literally provides an excellent panoramic view across the city to Morecambe Bay and beyond.

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"I like Lancaster because it's so small. It's like a community. It's really welcoming."

Shannon, Education

97% Employment (DLHE 2015)

Contact information


University of Cumbria
Bowerham Road
Lancaster LA1 3JD

Phone: 01524 590 800
Fax: 01524 384 385

Sports Complex

University of Cumbria
Sport and Recreation Service
Bowerham Road
Lancaster LA1 3JD

Phone: 01524 590841

Pre-School Centre

The Pre-School Centre
University of Cumbria
Bowerham Road

Phone: 01524 63124
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