Make Lancaster Home

University students love Lancaster because it strikes the perfect balance between city life and residential calm. It’s an affordable student city with plenty of green spaces and unique historical heritage.

Student Life in Lancaster

Student life in Lancaster can be vibrant if you know where to look. The nightlife is good for a small town and you can take regular trains up to the Lake District for a scenic walk. Life in Lancaster is also very affordable – a huge bonus for university students on a budget.

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Outdoor Spaces

Lancaster is known for its lovely parks and green spaces, including the Fairfield Nature Reserve. It’s not hard to get out and get fresh air in Lancaster. Not to mention, the massive Forest of Bowland AONB practically borders the city.



In Lancaster, students don’t have to live in the City Centre to experience the best the city has to offer. Each one of Lancaster’s neighbourhoods has something unique, whether it’s lots of local shops, calm streets, bustling nightlife, or spacious greenery.


Beyond the City

Lancaster is a great city for university students because it’s so easy to travel to other places in the region. Liverpool and Manchester are only an hour away, and the Lake District National Park is accessible by train.


Lancaster Universities

The two biggest universities in Lancaster are Lancaster University and the University of Cumbria, both of which are top universities. Lancaster University is just south of the city, in Bailrigg, but it’s easy to get to by bus or car.