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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, Lancaster Edition.
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  • The buildings are fab, and the cafe is a must do if you are visiting! Following rain the paths are a bit muddy, so if you have dogs, take a towel and wear boots! There are some P&D parking spaces but ...  more »
  • Quality place to spend family time and highly recommend the butterfly house. The price is well worth for the experience and don't forget to visit other animals after coming out from the house.  more »
  • Had a wonderful day out at Williamson Park in its beautiful well kept grounds. So much to see and do. Excellent cafe. Lovely food, teas and coffee all with excellent service. Enjoyed visiting the Butt...  more »
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  • I have see the Park in Lancaster from the motorway many more times than I have been there. This is sad as it is a lovely place. One of those Victorian Parks that provide a pleasant place to perambulate with family and friends. Williamson Park is on a hilly site which adds to the attraction, and gives great views. Well worth a detour, or even a special trip.
  • A beautiful Victorian style park built in the remains of an old quarry. A perfect trip for adults and children with 2 large play areas a butterfly house, cafe and the beautiful Ashton memorial all with a view over the entire of Lancaster and Morecambe. An essential place to see if your visiting Lancaster.
  • Great place for children. Butterfly house is a lovely experience and there are other small animals/birds and minibeasts. Lovely walks and a couple of good playground areas. Just wish the cafe served food longer (finish at 3pm).
  • Beautiful park set on the moor with stunning views across the city and Morecambe Bay to South Lakes. The butterfly house is well worth a visit. In the summer, theatre productions are put on with a unique feel. The Ashton Memorial is a fine late Victorian Folly. Lots to discover and safe playgrounds for younger children.
  • Excellent place to take the kids as there's loads of space for them to run around. The butterfly house is interesting for everyone and there's some great play areas.

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