The city comes to an abrupt halt (below) making way for the rolling countryside out towards Hornby and, further still, Cumbria.
Below, a view of a very different kind. Heysham Power Station helps to keep Lancaster lit...
... while various shipping traffic passes through Heysham port, often carrying goods and people to and from Ireland.
We are lucky to have such fine views from the tower, though it is a shame that, because of the narrow (and slightly precarious) staircase, so few people can enjoy it. Below, a sign half way up the tower provides a stern warning to go no further: