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Visit to Lancaster avoiding traffic

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Hiya

We are staying near Grange-over-Sands in a couple of weeks and would like to do a day trip to Lancaster. Having been caught up in the traffic of the one way system through Lancaster on the A6 for over an hour recently we want to avoid going in by car. Sort of assuming that a bus would also be caught up in the same traffic?

Is there a train that could get us in easily avoiding all driving and parking issues?

Thank you

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Yes, there is a train. It runs about every hour and takes about 30 mins. An excellent way to visit our historic city. Enjoy your trip!😀

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£6.80 off-peak return. Couple of quid more if you want to go earlier that the 09.22 train.

https://www.nationalrail.co.uk

Sounds like a good plan to me.

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Thank you both for your responses.

Sorted!

Lancaster
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No problem, the train station is next to the Castle which is worth a look round, as is the Maritime Museum down on the quayside. If you need a good pub for lunch I can recommend The Water Witch on the canal towpath next to the infirmary. They have lots of outdoor seating if the weather is nice. Ask away if you need any more info and enjoy your day out.

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