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Williamson Park, Lancaster

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Built in the early 1900s by resident millionaire James Williamson, Williamson Park provides a touch of nature in the middle of the city. In addition to a lake and waterfall, you’ll also find a cafe, sundial, cycle path, public toilets, and many walking trails. Enjoy the view across Morecambe Bay from Ashton Memorial--made in honor of Williamson’s wife--the highest point in Lancaster. The park is free, but pay a bit extra to visit the butterfly house, reptile house, and aviary. Williamson Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • And perhaps the whole world. This park, once named Gallows Hill since this was where everyone was hanged that was tried at Lancaster Castle and Court, is a little oasis in an otherwise rainy, grey... 
    And perhaps the whole world. This park, once named Gallows Hill since this was where everyone was hanged that was tried at Lancaster Castle and Court, is a little oasis in an otherwise rainy, grey...  more »
  • Frome Tresco to Inverewe, this is one of the grandest and most beautiful parks in the UK. It puts to shame many parks and gardens for which significant entrance fees are charged. Entry is free. There....  more
    Frome Tresco to Inverewe, this is one of the grandest and most beautiful parks in the UK. It puts to shame many parks and gardens for which significant entrance fees are charged. Entry is free. There....  more »
  • Lovely walk round Williamson park, there are a couple of parks for different ages and some good walks behind the butterfly centre. My only negative would be to sort out the duck pond as the water... 
    Lovely walk round Williamson park, there are a couple of parks for different ages and some good walks behind the butterfly centre. My only negative would be to sort out the duck pond as the water...  more »
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  • Great Park with an interesting bit of history in the memorial building that stands proudly above Lancaster. A butterfly house. A mini zoo! Two great children's play areas. Lots of lovely forest walks and open spaces too! Oh a great cafe serving good food!
  • It was good to visit and had been meaning to go for a while with my son. We were near the area and the weather was good so we headed down. It's a nice park but does need to spend some money on the over 8's play area. Very basic climbing frames and just a zip line was all there was for him. I do like that the park is on multiple levels/hills which makes it different to many others I've been to. The small mammals section I don't feel is worth the extra money
  • Great park for a family walk. Car park size is OK. You can spend hours on walking around woodland walks, there is few playgrounds so kids will also enjoy, cafe, butterfly house and great coast view
  • Great family park, amazing views across to Morcambe Bay, Aston Memorial is beautiful and has lovely interior spaces, well worth a visit; also a cafe and a little waterfall feeding into a pond with fountain. Butterfly house was closed when I visited but it is in an Edwardian palm house and looks beautiful. Good parking and mainly accessible with a mobility scooter but there are steps up into the memorial.
  • Lovely place to visit for all ages including children and dog walkers. Beautiful gardens nature trails, butterfly house and the stunning Ashton Memorial which stands on the grounds of the old hanging gallows were some of the Pendle witches were hung 400 years ago.

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