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Williamson Park comprises 54 acres of beautiful parkland with enchanting walks and play areas and breathtaking views to the Fylde Coast and the Lake District. The tropical butterfly house, Mini-beasts, bird enclosure and small mammal section will fascinate all.Add a touch of the exotic to a visit to Lancaster's leading tourist attraction. Enjoy the pleasant surroundings of the Pavilion Cafe or browse around our Gift Shop packed with all kinds of exciting gift ideas.
Williamson Park includes the Ashton Memorial. The Ashton Memorial was commissioned by Lord Ashton as a tribute to his late wife. Born in Lancaster, Lord Ashton became a millionaire producing oil cloth and linoleum, which was exported from the port all over the world. It gives a reminder of the importance of Lancaster as a thriving commercial centre, not only in times past, but now in the 21st Century.
The stonework reflects the colour of the sun, and can be seen in hues from pale yellow through pure white to deep orange, depending on the time of day - an image of inspiration and contemplation for any observer.