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Scotforth and Hala

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Scotforth and Hala are perfectly situated for access to both Lancaster University and the University of Cumbria.

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Living in the Scotforth and Hala areas of Lancaster

The areas of Scotforth and Hala are perfectly situated for access to both Lancaster University and the University of Cumbria. The gateway to Lancaster from the south, Scotforth is a great community of students and families with plenty of shops and independent businesses close by, including its very own Booth’s supermarket, so you literally have everything you need on your doorstep, making it a popular choice for student accommodation in Scotforth, Lancaster.

If you decide to travel into the city, there are plenty of cycle routes, paths off the beaten track, along with a regular bus service taking you directly into the centre of Lancaster to its central bus station. From there you can easily connect to other destinations such as Morecambe Bay, Carnforth and into Cumbria and the Lake District. You can literally be in the mountains within a few short hours! The beauty of Scotforth, is its close proximity to both the vibrant city centre and the open Lancashire countryside. The central train station is situated directly on the West Coast Mainline, giving easy access to Manchester and the airport.

With ongoing redevelopment throughout Lancaster, there are now many self-contained villages, offering the perfect spot to live whilst studying in Lancaster, as well as plans for further development of purpose-built student flats near Lancaster University. Whilst Scotforth and Hala maintain much of their traditional Victorian terraced properties, continual investment in the area, brings it up to date with many modern areas, lots of green spaces and fully refurbed properties in Scotforth and Hala for students.

Within a short distance of Scotforth, Williamson Park boasts one of the most popular parklands in Lancaster. Rich in history, flora and fauna, Williamson Park is a popular destination for many students and families, particularly in the summer months with open air theatre performances, concerts and plenty of open space for sports, picnics and barbecues. Slightly further to the east, cycle routes and public footpaths take you directly into Lancashire’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Trough and Bowland and into the Ribble Valley. 

Regular events and things to do in Scotforth include seasonal fireworks and the long anticipated annual Jazz Festival, which sees the entire city and beyond lit up with music and events. The Boot and Shoe in Scotforth, regular hosts live bands and performances from local musicians. Its great selection of real ales, good food and beer garden, make the Boot and Shoe a popular destination for residents of Scotforth and Hala.

Houses & Apartments in Lancaster's Scotforth & Hala Areas:

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