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Visitor Info

Visitor Information Hub

The Visitor Hub (Lancaster Visitor Information Centre) for the festival is based at The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH.

The Hub will be open for the duration of the festival, making it the ideal place to pick up your programme, buy some festival gifts and find out what’s going on in the city.

lancastervic@lancaster.gov.uk  / 01524 582394.


How to get here.


Lancaster is served by Junction 33 and 34 of the M6 which provides immediate access along the A6 to Lancaster city centre. Parking Information – A map of Lancaster city centre car parks can be found here.   Don’t forget, cashless parking is available in all Lancaster City Council pay and display car parks, using a system called RingGo.


Lancaster Railway Station is served by the West Coast Mainline with regular direct mainline Virgin services from London and the south to Glasgow and the north. Local services include a regular service between Lancaster and Morecambe, Heysham, Carnforth, Arnside and Silverdale along with links to other major stations including Leeds and Manchester. For more information call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk


Lancaster Bus Station is a major interchange where national, regional and local connections are available. Major operators include Stagecoach and National Express. For further information contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit Traveline

Access Information for seeing the Art Commissions on the Friday and Saturday Night.

All areas of the event are fully accessible unless otherwise stated. Event stewards are fully briefed and can give further advice and assistance at the event.

Access to the Castle is possible up the steep cobbled slope and stewards will be available to guide people to the easiest route.

Accessible via a temporary ramp on Sun Street, near to Sunbury Café.

Accessible via a steep incline.

Accessible toilets are available at The Dukes on Moor Lane, at Lancaster Library on Market Square and at The Storey on Meeting House Lane.

For Further Information and advice when planning your visit, please contact Lancaster Visitor Information Centre in The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster. Tel 01524 582394


Watching the fireworks on the Saturday.

The Giant Axe viewing area is located at Lancaster City Football Club (LA1 5PE) and is reached via West Road in Lancaster.

The Quay Meadow viewing area can be reached on foot via St George’s Quay, and is situated behind the George and Dragon pub. Please note that St George’s Quay will be closed to vehicles on the evening of the event so please arrive on foot or by public transport.

Pay and Display carparks in the city centre will be open on the evening but may be busy. Please arrive at Giant Axe or Quay Meadow viewing areas by 7.30pm.

Alternatively you can view the fireworks from Williamson Park.


Staying in Lancaster

From country house hotels to boutique B&Bs, and from comfortable self catering cottages to ideally located travel accommodation, you’ll be sure of a warm welcome in Lancaster. Browse our lists of accommodation on our Visit Lancaster website.

Further enquiries

Please get in touch on hello@lightuplancaster.co.uk or 01524 582394 if you have any enquiries about the festival or about visiting Lancaster.