Williamson Park - Lancaster

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Ashton Memorial Williamson Park
Ashton Memorial Williamson Park
Ashton Memorial Gallery
Ashton Memorial Wedding Venue Lancaster
Ashton Memorial from Castle
Butterfly House, Williamson Park
Giant Butterflys
Butterfly House, Williamson Park
Meerkats at Williamson Park
Coffee - Williamson Park Cafe
Mini Beasts and Birds

Lovely place to spend a few hours walking around and perhaps visiting some of the features and attractions. There are spectacular views over Lancaster and Morecambe Bay from the top of the park and the magnificent Memorial.

The park is deal for walking around and the landscaped gardens, pond/lake and follies which are very well maintained.

There are no charges for entry, no hidden costs lovely place to while away a few hours whatever the weather and the company - kids, dogs, humans, large groups or solo

Follies, landscaped gardens and boating lake

  • Ashton Memorial - stunning building with viewing gallery, free gallery and exhibitions and a licensed wedding venue
  • Scenic landscaped park - myriad of winding path walkways to explore and planned viewpoints
  • Butterfly house - definitely worth a visit - set in an old palm house you'll see lots of butterflies
  • Enclosed children's playground that is well equipped and lots of grass play area
  • Cafe - nice cafe and food, reasonably priced
  • Regular event and displays and in summer they have a program of outdoor entertainment
  • Pay and display car park at the entrance and near the Memorial there is a small general and disabled car park.

Dog Friendly

The park is dog friendly excluding the Memorial, butterfly house and children's playground.

Ashton Memorial

The Ashton Memorial stands around 150 feet tall, it dominates the Lancaster skyline it was completed in 1909 by millionaire industrialist Lord Ashton (Linoleum) in memory of his second wife. Built in an Edwardian Baroque Architectural style in Portland stone it has a copper dome and granite steps.

Internally the Memorial is quite sparse - it is used as a venue for concerts and weddings - decorated by the amazing marble floor and elegant timber and glass paneled doors. There are a number of exhibition stands downstairs but ascend the spiral staircase and you'll enter the domed exhibition space on the upper floor used as a venue for local artists to display their work.

Interesting fact

The memorial stands close to the mathematical centre point of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Facilities

Sea View
Views
Friendly and accommodating
Open year round
Single person friendly
Cafe
Restaurant
Lunch
Take-away
Dietary requirements aware
Family friendly
Children welcome
Suits pre-school
Suits primary
Suits secondary
On site parking
Designated parking
Disabled spaces
Parking areas for disabled

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