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Lancaster Castle

Type:Castle / Fort

Castle Park, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1YJ

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Tel: 01524 64998

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Lancaster Castle

Behind the imposing walls of Lancaster Castle lies a fascinating past. A place of defence, justice, persecution, and imprisonment. But more than a monument of the past, trials continue in the crown court to this very day.  

 

Guided tours offer a fantastic and truly original glimpse into the Castle's past. Explore the exquisitely decorated courtrooms, dark prison cells and sombre sites of execution. Brace yourself for the tragic history of the Pendle Witches who were imprisoned, tried and sentenced to death at Lancaster Castle in 1612. Shaped by our visitor's interests and questions, no single tour is the same. Ask about our teddy bear hunt or join our fun-filled kids activity tours which run during school holidays throughout the year. 

 

Described as one of the North of England's most magnificent and important historic monuments, the site was fortified by the Romans, rebuilt by the Normans, and extended in the Georgian era. Book your tour today. 

 

Lancaster Castle will re-open for pre-booked visits from Monday 17 May. It will open daily from 11am with the last guided tour at 3.30pm.

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Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Concession£6.50 per ticket
Adults£8.00 per ticket
Child (age 5-18) & students£6.50 per ticket
Family 2+2£20.00 per ticket

To celebrate the reopening of the castle courtrooms to visitors, tours will be free for a limited time.

Opening Times

Open all year except at Christmas and New Year (3 Jan 2021 - 23 Dec 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*

* Monday - Friday - 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00 and 15:45
Saturday & Sunday - 10.00, 10.30, 11.00, 11.30, 12.30, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30, 15.00, 15.30 and 16.00

Closed Christmas/New Year.
Visitors to Lancaster Castle are advised to check opening times by telephoning 01524 64998

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Events

Sunday, 8th August 2021 - Sunday, 8th August 2021

Witches and Wizards DaySign up for the Witches and Wizards Academy and join in with other activities taking place throughout the day.  Join in to share all things magical and practice your spell casting with fellow witches and wizards!
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Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018

Directions

Road Directions

Morecambe, Lancaster and the Lune Valley is located in Lancashire, in the Northwest of England. Exit the M6 Motorway at Junction 34 and follow signs for Lancaster. Join the one way system (Caton Road) and pass small retail park on left on approach to traffic lights. Turn left following signs for Lancaster City Centre. Once in the city centre follow signs for Lancaster Castle and Priory Church.

Public Transport Directions

The nearest train station is Lancaster which is only a 5 minute walk from Lancaster Visitor Information Centre, just outside the city centre. The station is on the West Coast Mainline with regular mainline Virgin services to London & South and Glasgow & North. Local services include a regular service to Morecambe. For more information call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit nationalrail.co.uk. The nearest bus station is Lancaster which is less than a 5 minute walk from the central pedestrianised shopping areas of St Nicholas' Arcade and Marketgate. Local, regional and national services are available. For further information contact traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit traveline.org.uk.

Facilities

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  • Concessionary Admission Charges
  • Demonstrations Given
  • Event Venue
  • Family Fun
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Open All Year
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking
  • Coaches Welcome

Provider Preferences

  • Groups accepted
  • In town/city centre

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