The River Lune

Meandering through a timeless landscape of lush pastures and ancient stone villages, many of which feature historic churches and wonderful traditional pubs. With its Grade 1–listed castle dating back to the 12th or 13th century, Hornby is well worth a visit, as is Wray, especially during the renowned annual Wray Scarecrow Festival. 

The Lune valley

Provided poetic inspiration for the likes of Thomas Gray, John Ruskin and William Wordsworth and locations such as Crook O’ Lune, a shepherd’s crook-shaped bend in the river, moved the landscape artist J M W Turner to produce numerous rustic masterpieces.
This is a walker’s paradise and the enthusiast with a long weekend to spare might tackle the 37mile Lunesdale Walk. For those preferring something shorter, the 16.5 mile Lune Valley Ramble from Lancaster to Kirkby Lonsdale should fit the bill.

See and Do

Lancaster has always been a bustling City with a fascinating history, whatever your reason for visiting Lancaster, the City can provide quality entertainment;

  • An 18th Castle and Abbey

  • Historically intriguing buildings

  • The fabulous Maritime Museum

  • Coastal walks and exploring

  • The Ashton Memorial & park

  • The Dukes and Grand Theatres

  • Superb shopping facilities

  • A plethora of fine pubs and restaurants

  • Morecambe Bay

A day's fishing

Because there is no substitute for local knowledge when it comes to fishing we know all the secret spots for great catches along the river Lune.
There are several course fisheries in the area too, all have great credentials and one is nationally renowned.
We love fishing and offer a special weekend package just for people who share that love, we can also provide a proper Lancashire packed lunch at a proper Lancashire price.
We can offer special discounts for fishing parties who stay at the Castle Inn and we can even source tackle for your party, please call us on 01524 222279 for details.

A day's shooting

The Lune Valley and Forest of Bowland are famous for Grouse and Pheasant shooting, the season starts in October and lasts for two months. We have intimate local knowledge and contacts that will ensure your party will have a great day or week shooting on these nationally renowned areas of outstanding beauty, once again we can source all your kit and book your sessions.

A Perfect Location

Whatever your reason for coming to this stunning part of Britain, The Castle Inn is the perfect base for your visit especially if you want a quieter location than the noisy City centre. There is ample parking and a cheap, reliable bus service to the City, you can even rent bicycles!
For any queries or information regarding visiting lancaster please just call us on 01524 222279, we know the area inside out and are happy to advise.

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