Il Lancashire (pronuncia [ˈlæŋkəʃər] o meno comunemente [ˈlæŋkəʃɪər]) è una contea dell' Inghilterra del nord-ovest. È anche abbreviato Lancs . Indice 1 Geografia fisica 2 Storia e divisione amministrativa 2.1 Suddivisioni 3 Monumenti e luoghi d'interesse 4 Galleria d'immagini 5 Note 6 Altri progetti 7 Collegamenti esterni
Lancashire (/ ˈ l æ ŋ k ə ʃ ər / LAN-kə-shər, /-ʃ ɪər /-sheer; abbreviated Lancs.) is the name of a historic county, ceremonial county, and non-metropolitan county in North West England. The boundaries of these three areas differ significantly. The non-metropolitan county of Lancashire was created by the Local Government Act 1972.
- Places of Interest
The name of the city first appeared in the Domesday Book of 1086, as Loncastre, where "Lon" refers to the River Lune and "castre" (from the Old English cæster and Latin castrum for "fort") to the Romanfort that stood on the site.
The former City and Municipal Borough of Lancaster and the Municipal Borough of Morecambe and Heysham along with other authorities merged in 1974 to form the City of Lancaster district within the shire county of Lancashire. This was given city status in the United Kingdom and Lancaster City Council is the local governing body for the district. Lanc...
Lancaster is Lancashire's northernmost city, three miles (4.8 km) inland from Morecambe Bay on the River Lune (from which comes its name), and the Lancaster Canal. It becomes hillier from the Lune Valley eastwards, with Williamson Hill in the north-west a notable peak at 109 m (358 ft).
The M6 motorway passes to the east of Lancaster with junctions 33 and 34 to the south and north. The A6 road, one of the main historic north–south roads in England, leads south to Preston, Chorley and Manchester and north to Carnforth, Kendal, Penrith and Carlisle. It currently runs from Luton, Bedfordshire, to Carlisle, Cumbria. In passing through Lancaster it gives access to nearby Carnforth, Kendal and Garstang. The Bay Gatewayopened in 2016, linking Heysham and the M6 with a dual carriage...
Lancaster is served by the West Coast Main Line, which runs through Lancaster railway station. The station was formerly named Lancaster Castle, to differentiate it from Lancaster Green Ayre on the Leeds–Morecambe line, which closed in 1966. There are through train services to and from London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Barrow-in-Furness, with a local service to Morecambe. The long-term aim of the city council is to open a railway station serving the university and s...
Water and air
Historically, the Port of Lancaster gained importance in the 18th century. In 1750 the Lancaster Port Commission was established to develop the port. However, in more recent years, shipping visits Glasson Dock, where the Port commission is now based. The Lancaster Canal and River Lunepass through the city. The nearest airports are Manchester, Liverpool and Blackpool.
At Bailrigg south of the city is Lancaster University, a research university founded in the 1960s with an annual income of about £319 million, 3,000 staff and 17,415 registered students. Its business school is one of two in the country to gain a six-star research rating. Its physics department rated #1 in the United Kingdom in 2008. InfoLab21 at th...
Lancaster has a range of historic buildings and venues, having retained many fine examples of Georgian architecture. Lancaster Castle, the Priory Church of St. Mary and the Edwardian Ashton Memorial are among the sites of historical importance. Its many museums include Lancaster City Museum, Maritime Museum, the Cottage Museum, and Judges' Lodgings...
Lancaster's main football team, Lancaster City, plays in the Northern Premier League Premier Division having won promotion as champions of Division One North in 2016–2017. It plays its home matches at the Giant Axe, which can take 3,500 (513 seated) and was formed in 1911 originally as Lancaster Town F.C. Lancaster City has been seven-times Lancash...
The city's semi-professional Haffner Orchestrahas a reputation for classical music. It performs in the Ashton Hall in the city centre and at Lancaster University. During parades and festivals it is common to see two other long standing musical groups perform, Lancaster City Brass, which is the oldest remaining brass band in the city celebrating its...
Heart North Lancashire & Cumbria (formerly "The Bay") has been a commercial radio station for north Lancashire and south Cumbria. Its studios are based at St George's Quay in the city and it broadcasts on three frequencies: 96.9 FM (Lancaster), 102.3 FM (Windermere) and 103.2 FM (Kendal). It is now part of the Manchester-based Heart North West.[cit...
- Monumenti E Luoghi d'interesse
- Infrastrutture E Trasporti
Il sito del castello di Lancaster fu occupato da un fortino romano costruito nel I secolo. Dopo la conquista normanna dell'Inghilterra la località cadde nelle mani di Guglielmo il Conquistatore, il quale la infeudò a Ruggero di Montgommery. Nel Domesday Book del 1086 Lancaster fu menzionata per la prima volta come Loncastre. Durante la dominazione ...Castello di Lancaster, costruito durante la dominazione normannafu un precedente fortino d'epoca romana.Priory Church, del XV secolo.Cattedrale di Lancaster, cattolica, costruita nel 1857 in stile neogotico.
La principale via d'accesso alla città è l'autostrada M6.
Lancaster è servita da una stazione ferroviaria lungo la West Coast Main Line.
1. Lublino 2. Viana do Castelo 3. Almere 4. Aalborg 5. Perpignano 6. Rendsburg
Lancashire is a ceremonial county in the North West of England. Its two cities are Lancaster and Preston. Before 1974, Liverpool and Manchester were part of administrative county of Lancashire. Rivalry[ change | change source] The county has developed a fierce rivalry with Yorkshire, the next county east.
Lancashire is a county of England, in the northwest of the country. The county did not exist in 1086, for the Domesday Book, and was apparently first created in 1182, making it one of the youngest of the traditional counties. The historic county consisted of two separate parts. The main part runs along the northwestern coast of England. When it included Manchester and Liverpool it had a greatest length of 76 miles, and breadth of 45 miles, and an area of 1,208,154 acres. The ...