Marketgate Shopping Centre is situated in a central location within the city and is a 5 minute walk from the nearest train and bus stations.

Centre Facilities

Marketgate shopping centre has award winning public and disabled toilets and baby changing facilities. (Awarded Loo of the Year 2011, 2012, 2014 and platinum awards in 2016 and 2017)

Rooftop parking is easily accessible, with stairs and lifts leading directly onto the  shopping malls.

Local Amenities

Local amenities such as the Post Office and Tourist Information are located very near to the City Centre and are well within walking distance from Marketgate Shopping Centre.

The local Police Station can be found on Thurnham Street opposite the Magistrates Court and is literally a 2 minute walk from the James Lane/Penny Street Entrance/Exit.


For those customers wanting to catch an afternoon matinee, The Vue Cinema on Church Street offers the latest movies.

The Dukes and The Grand theatre regularly offer a high standard of performances from comedy to drama. Visitors can enjoy Lancaster Castle and the ‘dungeon experience’ and if all that gets too much Williamson Park offers peace and tranquillity from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, with regular plays being performed throughout the summer. There are many pubs and restaurants nearby.

Customers can enjoy a wide variety of foods such as English, Indian, Chinese, Mediterranean and more, with a selection of bars.


Lancaster High Street houses many financial institutions/banks including NatWest Bank, HSBC, Lloyds TSB, Halifax, Barclays, Abbey National and Yorkshire Bank.

The local Job Centre Plus and Benefits Office are situated nearby.

Places of Worship

Marketgate Shopping Centre is situated in the middle of a peaceful multi-ethnic community where Churches and Temples are available only a stroll away.

The local Tourist Information Centre on Castle Hill can provide more information.