Under a mile from Lancaster city centre up a hill is Williamson Park, a small lake and fountain, a wooded area, the Ashton Memorial, Butterfly House, aviary, mammal house and cafe. Most of all there is a scenic view of the Lake District and Morecambe Bay across to Barrow, Blackpool Tower is visible.
On an cold November day we were privileged with a clear view. Climbing up the Ashton Memorial gave an even better view. The cafe was fairly busy as was the Butterfly House which is worth going to see.