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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. By using our Lancaster tourist route planner, you can arrange your visit to Williamson Park and other attractions in Lancaster.
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TripAdvisor
  • I visited Williamson Park on a sunny Saturday in Lancaster. I was impressed by the size of the park and its beautiful scenery. The monument is phenomenal and looks fantastic when it is lit up at night...  more »
  • Our local park, always good to visit with our two kids, they love exploring, and the updated play area is great for them. Always enjoy the beautiful views of our home city.  more »
  • What a beautiful location. With wonderful plants and gardens and also place for the kids to play. While here visit the butterfly house where you will see such a vast variety of butterflies. A truly se...  more »
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  • A lovely, well maintained large park. Busy with families and dog walkers with many paths leading through the trees. The Ashton memorial which sits in the centre is visible for miles around and is open to visit. Weddings are sometimes held in there at weekends. There is a tropical butterfly house which is worth a visit and isn't expensive. Take a picnic, take the kids and dog and have a lovely wander through the woodlands, it's lovely in all seasons.
  • Great place for a lovely walk though some beautiful nature. With child play area, food and ice cream, butterflies house and some awesome live action shows.
  • Love this place and only started visiting in past year as do the actually live in Lancaster. Plenty of walks,tea Room butterfly house with other animals like guinea pig,giant rabbit spiders.Magical place.
  • Gorgeous park with a lake, butterfly house, cafe, historic memorial, mini beasts, meerkats, kids play areas and plenty of space for picnics, dog walking, kids
  • Beautiful park with a fantastic memorial building and breathtaking views. The butterfly house is also worth a visit.