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Galgate is a short walk from Lancaster University's main campus. Enjoy  beautiful Lancashire countryside a stone’s throw from your lecture theatre!

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Living in the Galgate area of Lancaster

If there is any village in Lancaster that has a greater sense of community, then Galgate has to be one of them. Just a short walk through to the main campus at Lancaster University, Galgate has a range of student property to rent near Lancaster city, but surrounded by the beautiful Lancashire countryside and a stone’s throw from the lecture theatre!

There are a number of historic building and sites of interest in the village, such as the old silk mill, which has been converted to accommodation studio apartments for students, as well as a range of small businesses being based there. There is also Galgate Marina, on Lancaster Canal, which is lovely for walking and picnics with friends. As well as this, there are a range of student homes to let in Galgate for groups of all sizes, so there is plenty of accommodation to choose from throughout your studies.

Galgate may be a small village, but it has a vibrant social scene. The Plough is widely known for its large selection of real ales, gin bar and fabulous home cooked food. With one of the largest beer gardens in Lancaster and regular sports events showing on the big screens, it’s no surprise that you’ll be struggling to find a seat! Just down from the Plough, you’ll find the New Inn, a perfect choice for more lively events, with regular DJs, live music and plenty of sports, along with a newly refurbed beer garden. They also offer a fantastic choice of food, and let’s not forget the popular chippy right in the heart of Galgate, so you don’t have to go far to find some good grub.

Galgate wouldn’t be what it is without its great sports events too. Home to Galgate FC and its very own cricket ground, you can enjoy regular home games or why not get involved yourself? Both clubs are run form the area around Ellel Village Hall. You’ll also find lots of independent businesses, from hairdressers and beauty salons, to the good old corner shop and interior specialists. 

The historic Lancaster Canal also runs right through Galgate village, allowing you to cycle or walk through the beautiful countryside all the way to Lancaster. There’s also plenty of cycle routes and footpaths running right from the village into the popular Trough of Bowland. With regular public transport available in the centre of Galgate, it’s never been easier to travel to and from Lancaster or even Preston, Manchester and further afield. Check out our selection of great student properties available for rent in Galgate, Lancaster and you too can be part of this great community.

Houses & Apartments in Lancaster's Galgate area:

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