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    What is the town of Lancaster like? Are there any good places to go out, is it a nice place, is it a high/low crime city?

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    (Original post by hibbert)
    What is the town of Lancaster like? Are there any good places to go out, is it a nice place, is it a high/low crime city?

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    it is quite nice, everyone seems to go to the sugarhouse (the union) or the carlton (in morecambe but they run a bus from the uni). there's a quite a few decent pubs and i think the shops are good. bit scally-icous, but there's enough students about to balance it out

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    Lancaster is okay, there is a bit of a violent crime problem, probably fuelled by the fact that every second business opening is a pub (they have 2 wetherspoons 5 minutes walk from each other now!).

    I can't say it's very culturally stimulating. Despite the vast amounts of history, the local council seem to want to win first prize in the "clone town" competition, which is a shame.

    The sugarhouse is okay, it's too near liquid for my liking so there is usually a confluence of scallies around there.

    And the university is a long way from the city and it's on a bog.

    Your decision though.
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    (Original post by hibbert)
    What is the town of Lancaster like? Are there any good places to go out, is it a nice place, is it a high/low crime city?

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    Poor mans York.
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    And the university is a long way from the city and it's on a bog.
    A long way? It really isn't that far at all. If you get an X2 bus (which goes straight down the main road) it takes about 10 minutes. A taxi home from a night out in town costs about £6/7 back to campus from what I remember from the first year.

    I like Lancaster. It's one of those places where you really should visit before you make a decision about it as some people love it and some people hate it. Crime might be a minor problem but I feel quite safe (maybe it's because where I come from crime is getting to be quite a problem).
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    (Original post by LauraB84)
    A long way? It really isn't that far at all. If you get an X2 bus (which goes straight down the main road) it takes about 10 minutes. A taxi home from a night out in town costs about £6/7 back to campus from what I remember from the first year.
    Compared to many universities this can be a long way. I personally don't care for the campus location (between the M6 and A6) and the architecture either.

    I like Lancaster. It's one of those places where you really should visit before you make a decision about it as some people love it and some people hate it. Crime might be a minor problem but I feel quite safe (maybe it's because where I come from crime is getting to be quite a problem). I work on campus and live in town and have no problem getting home on my own at 11.30/12 at night
    I couldn't agree more with it being a town you like or don't. Personally, I have had experience of violent crime in lancaster and know that the police consider it one of their major problems in the city.

    Going out isn't fantastic, but there's a couple of decent places and drinks are cheap. We've been on a few nights out to Manchester and one to Liverpool so they're quite accessible (although it does help that one of my housemates actually lives in Liverpool so we stayed at his).
    But they do involve extra expense.
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    Compared to many universities this can be a long way. I personally don't care for the campus location (between the M6 and A6) and the architecture either.
    Fair enough. It's things like that that are just a matter of opinion, and stop us all from applying to the same places. After looking at a couple of city and campus places I decided that I preferred a campus university (and the idea of rolling from my bed into a lecture theatre).

    Personally, I have had experience of violent crime in lancaster and know that the police consider it one of their major problems in the city.
    I'm sorry to hear that. When I was out in the first year one of my housemates was punched in the face for no reason in what used to be H2O. I'm totally aware that there is violent crime in the area, but personally I don't perceive it to be anymore dangerous than anywhere else.

    I know a few places have stopped doing as many cheap drink offers (e.g. buy one get one free in the sugarhouse) in an attempt to stop drunken behaviour, do you know if that's had any real effct on violence in the area?
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    My brothers about to go into his 3rd year there and he loves it. Its not too quiet for him socialising wise (and believe me he does alot of that) but because its not a major city university i think more emphasis is placed on societies and clubs and organising nights out through them etc.
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    (Original post by LauraB84)
    I know a few places have stopped doing as many cheap drink offers (e.g. buy one get one free in the sugarhouse) in an attempt to stop drunken behaviour, do you know if that's had any real effct on violence in the area?
    I think the police are starting to get a grip on things. btw the I was born and brought up in Lancaster just in case you were wondering.
 
 
 
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