Visit Lancaster | Banks Lyon Jewellers

Our customers often choose to make a day of their trip to Lancaster, so we have created a list of some of the Cities best offerings, all within a comfortable walking distance of Banks Lyon Jeweller's Lancaster Store.

Parking: The city is best enjoyed on foot, and parking is available within the city itself at Parksafe or at St. Nicks Arcade shopping centre, both equidistant from our store. (1 minute walk.) - Alternatively, If you are approching from the M6, Lancaster's Park & Ride service is available just off junction 34.


Lancaster Castle

Lancaster Castle's origins date back almost 1,000 years. The Castle occupies a city-centre hilltop location on the site of three successive Roman forts and has been described by English Heritage as "not only the North-West's most important historic and archeological monument but also of international importance".

Take a guided tour or just visit the cafe within the castle grounds. Approx 3 minutes walk from Banks Lyon Jewellers.


The Ashton Memorial

Dominating Lancaster's skyline and visible from miles around, The Ashton Memorial is a folly in Williamson Park, Lancaster, built between 1907 and 1909 by the millionaire industrialist Lord Ashton in memory of his second wife, Jessy. Enjoy a view over the city, reaching out across the bay towards the lake district.

You can also enjoy the pavilion cafe and mini zoo with the famous butterfly house. Approx. 25 minutes walk from Banks Lyon Jewellers.


Maritime Museum

Explore Lancaster's golden age and rich maritime and natural history. Overlooking the river Lune, and the fabulous Georgian architecture of St George’s Quay, sits Lancaster Maritime Museum. The museum is housed in the Port of Lancaster Custom House and warehouse buildings which date from the second half of the 18th century

Discover the story of the Port of Lancaster through sounds, smells and reconstructions. Approx. 8 minutes walk from Banks Lyon Jewellers.


City Museum

Situated in the heart of this historic cultural city in Lancaster's former town hall. A free museum exploring Lancaster's past from the Romans to the present day.

It is also home to the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum & frequently changing exhibitions. Approx. 2 minutes walk from Banks Lyon Jewellers.


The Judges Lodgings

Placed right against the Castle, the house was originally home to Thomas Covell, Keeper of Lancaster Castle and notorious witch hunter. Between 1776 and 1975 the house became an impressive residence for judges.

The museum is now home to a renowned collection of Gillow furniture which is displayed in fabulous Regency period room settings, fine art and also the enchanting Museum of Childhood which explores toys and games from the 18th century to the present. Approx. 2 minutes walk from Banks Lyon Jewellers.

Re-Opening in Autumn 2018

The Priory Church


Next door to the castle, and beside the ruins of a roman bath house discovered in 1973, Lancaster Priory Church is an architectural marvel rich in history.

The church is open for visitors and there is a bookshop open during the summer season at the back of the church. Approx 2.5 minutes walk from Banks Lyon Jewellers.



The Sun Hotel & Bar

Our default recommendation for anyone wishing to make an extended visit to Lancaster, and often enjoyed by The Banks Lyon team.

Owned and ran by Lancaster Brewery, the award winning Sun Hotel & Bar boasts luxury rooms, excellent food and incredible craft ales and spirits. Approx 1 minute walk from Banks Lyon Jewellers.