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Take the opportunity to extend your stay either before or after AOSD '04 and visit the English Lake District and the attractions in and around Lancaster. Why not bring along your partner?

Ideas for AOSD '04 participants and accompanying persons:

  • Explore the historic city of Lancaster

    Having begun as a Roman settlement, Lancaster once a bustling port, is steeped in history and is dominated by its medieval castle. The narrow, Georgian streets surrounding the castle contain a wealth of attractions, shops and restaurants.

  • Spend a few days in the beautiful English Lake District

    The Lake District National Park is a land rich in culture, heritage, myth and legend and has inspired the works of Wordsworth, Ruskin and Beatrix Potter.

    • You may fancy a lakeside stroll or more energetic fell walk - there are plenty from which to choose
    • Take a trip by Mountain Goat or perhaps you'd prefer to hire a car
    • Relax and go on a lake cruise on Windermere or potter around a Cumbrian village, maybe Grasmere and taste (or take home) some Grasmere Gingerbread!

  • Go by train/bus to Kendal

    Spend a few hours wandering round this lovely old market town famous for, amongst other things, its mintcake! The shopping is diverse with many High Street names but the town is known particularly for specialist shops - quality independent traders offering a range of goods unrivalled anywhere in the Lake District.

  • Take a trip to the city of Glasgow or Manchester

There are endless things to see and do! Have a look at the Weblinks for more information on attractions and accommodation.

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