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Waddell Hall, University of Cumbria

University residence

Waddell Hall offers accommodation that is comfortable and cost-effective alternative to staying in a hotel or hostel. It is set against the backdrop of the historic city of Lancaster, with spectacular views over Morecambe Bay, an ideal base for exploring Cumbria, Lancashire and the surrounding areas such as the Lake District, the Forest of Bowland or the Yorkshire Dales. 

The single study rooms are arranged over 3 floors and are organised into 6/7 bedroom self-catering flats. Each bedroom is fully furnished with a single bed, wardrobe and desk. All flats share a kitchen/diner with a cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster. The majority of the rooms overlook a nice grassy courtyard.

The campus is just a ten-minute walk from the town centre and 10 minutes drive from the M6.

Check In: 13:30 (1:30pm) Onwards (arrivals may be allowed outside this window if your travel plans can't be adjusted however this is subject to availability)

Check Out: 00:00 (12:00am) - 10:00 (10:00am)

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Free WiFi

Free parking


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Facilities & information


20th century buildings

Parking (free)

No smoking

Child friendly

3 Star Official Rating


Free broadband access (wired)

Free broadband access (wifi)

Shared gardens

Squash court

Tennis court


Children's cots

Book library

Luggage storage

24 hour security

Linen included

Towels included

Iron/ironing board

Central heating

Bicycle storage




Electric oven

Electric hob





Recommended walks

Beach (a short drive)

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses


Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Arrival information and directions

Address: Bowerham Road, Lancaster, LancasterLA1 3RR, United Kingdom

Earlier check-in or later check-out times are available by prior arrangment and subject to availability. Please mention in the additional information section of the booking form.

Upon arrival on campus please report to the main reception which is located in the entrance to the Gateway building (the building on the right hand side as you come on to campus from the main drive from Bowerham Road). Reception is open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday where you will be given your keys and general information.

Outside of Office hours a Security Officer is on duty each evening from 6pm to 8am and throughout the weekend. The security team can be found at the entrance to the Harold Bridges Library and the Keep (the building on the left hand side as you come on to campus). At the weekend and after 6pm, please report to the security desk on arrival.

Directions: From the north leave the M6 at junction 34 and follow signs to the City centre. Travel south, keeping in the left lane of the one-way system. Just past the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (on the right), take the first exit at the large roundabout onto Bowerham Road. The entrance to the campus is 300 yards on the left, opposite Bowerham Primary School.

From the south leave the M6 at junction 33 and follow the A6 into Lancaster. At the first roundabout, take the third exit onto Bowerham Road. The entrance to the campus is 300 yards on the left, opposite Bowerham Primary School.

Parking: Car parking is available on campus 24/7 and is free after 6.00pm and during the weekend. Parking charges do apply during the day on campus but parking permits are included for accommodation guests and can be collected on arrival.  If you need a parking permit, please indicate that clearly on your booking.

Disabled parking spaces are clearly marked across all car parking areas on campus.

By Rail: Lancaster is on the main west coast rail line from London to Glasgow. The campus is a 20-minute walk or short taxi ride away which should cost under £10.

From the station: Leave the station passing the main ticket office and via the station slip road and left onto Meeting House Lane. Continue to the traffic lights at the bottom of the hill and turn right onto King St/A6. continue straight ahead, against the flow of road traffic. At the canal bridge traffic lights, continue straight ahead, remaining on A6. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Bowerham Road. The entrance to the campus is 300 yards on the left. There is a pedestrian footpath.

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