Destination guide

A tale of the English country in Lancaster District

Steeped in tales of usurping English monarchs and medieval power struggles, the city of Lancaster certainly has an interesting story to tell. You can bag yourself cozy Lancaster District vacation rentals in the shadow of centuries-old church spires and soaring Lancaster Castle, if you want to be somewhere where the past is really palpable. However, most of all, Lancaster District is a gateway to the English countryside. A trio of world-famous national parks surrounds the city. From the craggy peaks of the Lake District to the rolling fells of the Yorkshire Dales, there's oodles on the menu for outdoorsy types.

Things to do

Lancaster District – where kings and queens have trod

History beckons at every turn in historic Lancaster city. Never mind the age-stained priory and Gothic Revival-style Lancaster Cathedral, it's Lancaster Castle that overshadows the lot. That fascinating place was built way back in the 11th century. Don't misbehave – there's an on-site court and goal, where re-enactment guides are still happy to bang the gavel and "send you down". You can also scale the mighty keep, towering 66 feet high, with its crenellated tops. And there's the elegant Shire Hall, carved with Gothic arches and grand medieval architecture.

Activities

Long history and long walks in Lancaster District

A bolthole in the Lancaster District is a ticket to rich history and outdoors adventure. You can spend mornings learning all about the hard-fought Wars of the Roses in 1,000-year-old castles and afternoons wandering lonely paths in the English countryside. The salt-wash of the Irish Sea also isn't far – just hop down to Morecambe Bay to stroll the promenades, for that. Neither are soaring peaks – you can head to the UNESCO World Heritage-tagged Lake District to scramble Scafell Pike, the highest summit in the country.

Weather

The English elements in Lancaster District

Rain and wind should be expected at any time of the year in Lancaster District – this is north England, after all. That said, it's much less likely that you'll need to pop open the umbrella in the summer. That runs from June to August and sees temperatures creeping into the low 70s. It's then – and during spring, in May – that the nearby national parks are at their most popular. Winter can occasionally bring snow, but mainly sees rain clouds. Lancaster District vacation rentals can be uber-cozy then, though, particularly those with wood fires, in the countryside.

Natural features

Lancaster District – a clutch of national parks

Lancaster District vacation rentals pepper the rolling dales and hills of north-west England. They sit right in the middle of some of the most acclaimed national parks in the country. Topping the bill is the Lake District. It's now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famed for its glimmering lakes and soaring peaks, carved through with sinewy scree ridges and deep gorges. Then there's the Yorkshire Dales National Park. That rolls across the landscape in a medley of rock-ribbed bluffs and barren plains, all cut through by deep limestone cave systems – a haven for spelunking.

How many vacation rentals are available around Lancaster District, GB?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,099 vacation rentals around Lancaster District. From 586 cabin rentals to 586 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Lancaster District?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Lancaster District. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Carnforth Silverdale Station: 2,002 vacation rentals
  • The Platform: 1,123 vacation rentals
  • Carnforth Station: 1,573 vacation rentals
  • Williamson Park: 972 vacation rentals
  • Forrest Hills: 945 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lancaster District listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Lancaster District?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 586 Cabins in Lancaster District. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lancaster District include:

  • Cottages: 586 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 586 rentals available
  • Houses: 366 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lancaster District?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 50 vacation rentals with pool available in Lancaster District. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.