From the famous castle to St George's Quay, Jon Sparks takes us on a tour of Lancaster, explaining the history behind the well-known landmarks of this historic town. Lancaster has lost a few treasures over the centuries since its foundations as a Roman settlement, yet it has retained much of its cultural charm, with sympathetic restoration of the quay and new architectural projects. Today, some areas are totally recognisable, but many beloved features have remained unchallenged and unchanged.
Jon Sparks is an award-winning photographer and writer specialising in landscape, travel and outdoor pursuits, especially walking, climbing and all varieties of cycling. He's authored guidebooks for all of these as well as travel guides to Finland and the Baltic. He also writes extensively about photography. Jon lived in Lancaster for over thirty years and now lives in Garstang, less than an hour's cycle away.