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Lancaster is a city and county town of Lancashire and lies on the River Lune. The city offers visitors a huge range of cultural activities to immerse themselves in. The city also has many excellent examples of Georgian architecture as well as Lancaster Castle, the Priory Church of St. Mary and the Edwardian Ashton Memorial are all sites of historical importance.
The city's main venues for live performances are the Lancaster Grand Theatre, the Dukes and the Yorkshire House. The city also hosts "The Play in the Park" which is a group of open air performances which take place in Williamson Park. The city home to Lancaster University which also hosts public theatre performances, live music, exhibitions, contemporary dance and live art. The city also hosts a campus of the University of Cumbria. In early November the city puts on one of the largest fireworks displays in the north west of England.
Lancaster is also home to a number of golf clubs which include the Ashton Golf Centre, Lansil Golf Club, Forest Hills and Lancaster Golf Club.
Lancaster's railway station lies on the West Coast Main Line which provides passengers with direct services to destinations including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Birmingham and London as well as to many other towns and cities across the region and the UK.
Located in the county of Hampshire, the city of Portsmouth, sometimes referred to as "Pompey", lies on the south coast of England and is home to the Royal Navy. The city's Historic Dockyard contains one of the most important collections of historic warships in the world. The collection includes HMS Victory, Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship, and the Mary Rose. For visitors wanting to see modern navy ships, boat tours can be taken around the harbour where docked Royal Navy ships can be observed. Portsmouth also has a rich literary and engineering history and is the birthplace of Charles Dickens and the pioneering engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Portchester Castle,, which is roughly 5 miles from Portsmouth, is one of the best preserved Roman fortifications in Northern Europe. Views from the castle's keep, which was built in Norman times, cover much of the surrounding area. The outer wall is of the late Roman era and the original church is still in use and is popular in summer for weddings. The castle is well sign posted, and served by regular buses and Portchester railway station is only a 10 minute walk.