(pop. 1991 ca. 44,500) is a city
, North West England
. The city is located on the river
Lune and the Lancaster Canal
. It was the administrative centre of Lancashire
until 1974. Lancaster Castle
, partly built in the 13th century
and enlarged by Elizabeth I
, stands on the site of a Roman
garrison. It is the site of the Pendle Witches trial. Thomas Covell was the governor of Lancaster Prison at that time.....
On a campus a short distance south of the city is Lancaster University, a respected national university.
See also Duke of Lancaster