Glasson Basin Marina : Local Info

Blackpool Sea Life Centre (16 miles)

More than a simple visitor attraction, Blackpool Sea Life Centre actively contributes to the welfare and conservation of sea life and its habitats. This is done through their S.O.S (Save Our Seas) programme. It’s a fascinating day out with all manners of sea creatures and habitats to look at. It’s not just salt water life either. The numerous displays include fresh water creatures like piranhas, rays, sharks and sea horses. There’s a pirate theme to be found at the Caribbean Reef display with Blackbeard’s sunken galleon providing a spooky setting in which to see sharks and shoals of tropical fish.

Tel: +44 (0)1253 622445
Web: www.sealifeeurope.com

For more detailed information, please visit:
Web: www.aboutbritain.com/BlackpoolSealife.htm

Cottage Museum (4 miles)

There is a tiny, 18th Century cottage on Lancaster’s Castle Hill. In addition to being a quaint and endearing building, it’s also home to Lancaster’s Cottage Museum. You can meet its Victorian housekeeper when you visit and enjoy having a look back into life in the early 19th Century. While dogs are not generally permitted, guide dogs are. It’ll take about 45 minutes to have a proper look around the place and to investigate the various exhibits.

Tel: +44 (0)1524 64637
Web: www.lancashire.gov.uk/education/museums/lancaster/cottage.asp

For more detailed information, please visit:
Web: www.aboutbritain.com/CottageMuseum.htm

Fleetwood Museum (9 miles)

Fleetwood Museum is located in Fleetwood’s old Customs House. It traces the history and development of Fleetwood, its fishing industries and its relationship with the local coastline. In addition to both inshore and deep-sea fishing the museum details the development of Fleetwood from Sir Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood’s vision to the creation of the town and its growth from tourism and cargo-handling activities. There are few working environments more harsh or dangerous than that of the deep-sea fisherman and Fleetwood’s fishing fleet has sailed waters as far off as the Russian North Atlantic. There are scale models and exhibits which bring the work of these heroic men vividly to life.

Tel: +44 (0)1253 876621
Web: www.fleetwoodmuseum.co.uk

For more detailed information, please visit:
Web: www.aboutbritain.com/FleetwoodMuseum.htm

Glasson Dock

Situated on the North West coast near to the historic city of Lancaster in the wildlife rich Lune Estuary where the Lancaster Canal meets the sea, Glasson Dock is a working sea port. With View across the Morecombe Bay stretching to the Fells of the Lakes District to the north and Blackpool tower to the south.

Completed in 1787, the dock was built due to the difficulty navigating the channel to the quays in Lancaster. The docks were connected to the Lancaster canal in 1826 and to the rail network in 1883, which continued to run goods into the 1960’s. Although past its heyday, Glasson dock is still an active port, and cargo ships as well as pleasure craft can be seen all year round. The Marina is very much a working boat yard with an active workshop, chandlery, 40 ton boat lift, and over 200 moorings. A passage plan for vessels wanting to enter Glasson Basin is available on request.

Now dismantled the old railway line is incorporated into the Lancashire Costal Path and National Cycleway making Glasson a popular focal point for walkers and cyclists alike. The path runs north from Glasson connecting it to Lancaster and more locally Conder Green where you’ll find a Picnic site offering excellent views over the estuary.

Both the canal and estuary are extremely rich in wildlife and offer some excellent vantage points for birdwatchers, with viewing platforms provided at intervals along the costal path and across the nearby bird reserve.

Local produce can be found in the village’s famous, award winning, Smokehouse and the Conder Green Farm shop. Refreshments can be found in the village at the Lantern O'er Lune Café, Lock Keepers Rest or the general store, as well as at either of the villages pubs, the Dalton Arms and Victoria Inn, and only short walk away, at the Stork Hotel in Condor Green.

For further details on village look at:
Web: www.glassondock.co.uk
Web: www.aboutbritain.com/towns/glasson.asp 

Lancaster Castle (4 Miles)

The present Lancaster Castle is not the first fortification to have been built on the site, though it has been there almost 1,000 years. The Romans built 3 forts on the site. There followed a motte and bailey castle, then a stone keep which is still in use today. Lancaster Castle is a rarity in that it’s still in use as Lancaster’s Crown Court. This is a role it has played for hundreds of years. The Pendle Witches were tried here in 1612, while the number of prisoners subsequently sentenced to death earned it the nickname The Hanging Court.

Tel: +44 (0)1524 64998
Web: www.lancastercastle.com

For more detailed information, please visit:
Web: www.aboutbritain.com/LancasterCastle.htm

Lancaster City Museum (4 miles)

Located in a Georgian building that was once Lancaster’s Town Hall, The Lancaster City Museum charts the history of Lancaster - and environs - through exhibits and archaeology from Roman times to the present day. There’s a first rate collection of landscapes and portraits, in addition to a great deal of information about the local regiment. Additionally, Lancaster City Museum also has a range of temporary exhibitions to enjoy. The museum has an education programme, a shop and is fully accessible by disabled visitors. Guide dogs are permitted within the museum.

Tel: +44 (0)1524 64637
Web: www.lancashire.gov.uk/education/museums/lancaster/city.asp

For more detailed information, please visit:
Web: www.aboutbritain.com/LancasterCityMuseum.htm

Lancaster Maritime Museum (4 miles)

Lancaster has a proud maritime past. It was a golden age for the city and you can find out more about it at the Lancaster Maritime Museum. It’s perhaps appropriate that part of the museum should occupy a former Custom House. While that Georgian building dates from 1764, the Lancaster Maritime Museum was first opened in 1985. Augmenting exhibitions with smells, sounds and reconstructions, the museum tells the story not just of the port of Lancaster, but also of the Lancaster Canal. Morecambe Bay’s ecology is also illustrated, along with the fishing industry that grew up around it.

Tel: +44 (0)1524 382264
Web: www.lancashire.gov.uk/education/museums/lancaster/maritime.asp

For more detailed information, please visit:
Web: www.aboutbritain.com/LancasterMaritimeMuseum.htm

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