Where is Lancaster?

Lancaster University is situated in 560 acres of parkland, just 3 miles south of the centre of the city of Lancaster in the United Kingdom.

Lancaster skyline at sunset with snow-clad mountains in the background

At the heart of Great Britain

At Lancaster, we like to be at the centre of all things. We are the university closest to the geographic centre of Great Britain. Just 1 hour from Manchester or Liverpool or 2.5 hours from London, Glasgow or Edinburgh, Lancaster is well connected and easy to get to.

A map of the UK with approximate travel times from large cities

Travel times are based on the best estimates by road or rail.

Hear from our students

We asked our students what they thought about the Lancaster University campus and its surroundings.

Why Lancaster?

We believe that Lancaster is everything a university should be. We support you through your studies, research and career.

Discover more about Lancaster
Students at a bench in Barker House Farm

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