Celebrating St George's Day today, the 23rd April 2020 I thought it would be interesting just how many George/Dragon related places of interest can be found in the local area. Here is what we have found so far. Can you think of any others.....
ST GEORGES QUAY, LANCASTER
St George's Quay was built along the banks of the River Lune in 1750. It was at this location that Lancaster became a port renowned for exporting goods globally ranging from Sugar, Cotton, Rum and Mahogany furniture. The Custom House is now the Maritime Museum which provides interesting historical facts and items of the cities Maritime history. Along the Quay, you can enjoy great views over Lancaster including the Lakeland hills, Littledale, Williamson's Park and Rylands Park and you can also enjoy the stunning sunsets found over Morecambe Bay. Not to mention the superb cuisine of Quite Simply French and relaxed atmosphere of 2 local pubs - the Wagon & Horses and of course.....
THE GEORGE AND DRAGON, LANCASTER
This pub is one of the cities oldest pubs and as soon as you walk in, you are greeted with some fabulous photographs of Lancaster from many years ago. This small local pub, prides itself on cask ales and has appeared in the Good Pub Guide. Popular with CAMRA members the summer months are usually filled with drinkers enjoying the great sized pub garden at the back. This pub was also the HQ for the Lancaster Race Series Valentines 10k earlier this year.
THE GEORGE HOTEL, TORRISHOLME
Located between Lancaster and Morecambe, The George Hotel has always been a popular pub with locals. Depicting the image of King George from the outside, this pub has been refurbished recently and hosts a number of events ranging from 'Killer Pool Night' on Mondays, Gin of the Week on Tuesdays, Thursday Quiz night and Saturday Night entertainment. The delicious Home Made Sunday Roasts are available on Sundays, perfect for treating the family!
GEORGE STREET, MORECAMBE
George Street is situated in a popular residential area on the way to Morecambe's town centre. The area has long been favoured by first-time buyers and young families and enjoys some great local amenities. There are local shops with Asda being close by and a number of local businesses. The town centre is not far away either, and travel in or out of Morecambe is convenient with the main road offering a regular bus service. The new M6 link road is only minutes away. There are local primary schools close by too. The properties are mainly terraced and built circa 1890 although there are a few later semi-detached and a small number of more modern properties.
GEORGE STREET, LANCASTER
George Street, Lancaster is situated in the city centre and is under the Castle ward/electoral division. There have been 8 property sales on this street since 1995. Here you will find regular Stagecoach Bus services from the street's Bus Stop along with Lancaster Police Head Quarters, bars, Funeral Director, Hairdressers, Chinese Restaurant, Charity shop, Gymnasium and a Leading Hotel Chain.
So there you go... can you think of any more or know any other interesting facts? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org!