Set in a 130-year-old former cotton mill warehouse on the edge of the Lancaster Canal, The White…
University of Cumbria – Lancaster
“Comfortable rooms close to Lancaster city centre.” - VisitEngland Assessor
Our Inspector's view
These halls offers single study rooms that are generally organised into 6 or 7-bedroom self-catering flats, including WiFi throughout. Each bedroom is fully furnished with a single bed, wardrobe and desk. All flats share a spacious kitchen/diner, which is great for socialising. The majority of our accommodation has shared bathroom and shower facilities but en suite rooms are also available.
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About the area
Lancashire was at the centre of the British cotton industry in the 19th century, which lead to the urbanization of great tracts of the area. The cotton boom came and went, but the industrial profile remains. Lancashire’s resorts, Blackpool, Southport and Morecambe Bay, were originally developed to meet the leisure needs of the cotton mill town workers. Blackpool is the biggest and brashest, celebrated for it tower, miles of promenade, and the coloured light ‘illuminations’. Amusements are taken very seriously here, day and night, and visitors can be entertained in a thousand different ways.
The former county town, Lancaster, boasts one of the younger English universities, dating from 1964. Other towns built up to accommodate the mill-workers with back-to-back terraced houses, are Burnley, Blackburn, Rochdale and Accrington. To get out of town, you can head for the Pennines, the ‘backbone of England’, a series of hills stretching from the Peak District National Park to the Scottish borders. To the north of the country is the Forest of Bowland, which despite its name is fairly open country, high up, with great views.
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