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“Lovely Edwardian Open Space” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Williamson Park

Williamson Park
Lancaster, Lancaster LA1 1UX, England
(01524) 33318
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Ranked #3 of 47 things to do in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Lovely Edwardian Open Space”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Spent several hours here whilst in the area. Lots of woodland walks and excellent views over the coast, Pennines and Lake District. Was more of a woodland than a park as such though there was a large children's play area.
Have often seen the Ashton Memorial from the motorway so it was nice to visit it at last and the views from the open balconies were outstanding. It is situated at the highest point of the park and is a beautiful building surrounded by other Edwardian glasshouses and buildings. The butterfly house was particularly interesting with many large butterflies flying freely and there was also a small walk through aviary and small snakes and spider house. All in all a pleasant place to while away some time on traditional pursuits away from the high tech world!

Visited February 2013
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“A treasure of Lancaster”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The views of the Lakes across Morecambe Bay, the views down to Lancaster, the beautiful buildings, lovely gardens, and a nice tea room!

Visited February 2013
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“Beautiful even in the winter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We took the Grandchildern to this local park, even though it is winter it is kept well. The Childrens play area is lovely and they had hours of fun here and running through the park. There is as butterfly park but we didn't have time left so we will do that next time

Visited December 2012
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“walk in the park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Absolutely gorgeous Park. with the highest point in Lancaster being the Ashton Memorial.
Great for all the family.

Visited February 2013
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“Amazing views of Lancaster and surrounding areas, a must visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

A beautiful building that epitomizes the grandeur of the Edwardian era, surrounded by park land. Definitely worth a visit at any time of the year, very popular in summer and would be great for a picnic etc. Also make sure to visit at night time, to see the coastline's glow.

Visited January 2013
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