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These pages cannot document adequately the amount of information available for Lancaster and therefore will highlight the canal items only.Information on the Lancaster area can be obtained from the Lancaster Tourist Centre (01524-32878) On the second page we have listed some information and contact numbers to help..


The canal approaches Lancaster, leaving the rural areas behind and enters Lancaster proper. The canal towpath changes sides twice during it's route through Lancaster, it changes to the West side at bridge 98 and then back to the East side at bridge 100.


There are three notable public houses along the banks of the canal, with moorings available for patrons. The Waterwitch, West bank between bridges 98 & 99, the White Cross West bank between bridges 99 & 100 and the Duke of Lancaster, East bank between bridges 99 & 100. See the Public Houses page for contact numbers.


Alongside the canal on the East bank at bridge 99 are the British Waterways facilities, toilets and showers etc. Authorised access is for boat owner's with approved keys only. Ample mooring are available giving access to the Town Centre and shops, which are only a few minutes walk away.


A licensed motor barge, Lady Fiona (01524-849484), can be booked for parties of up to 75 at Chancellors Wharf near bridge 98. The Duke of Lancaster also have a licensed narrow boat for hire for smaller parties (01524-849484).