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Owned by the serving monarch, HM Queen Elizabeth II, through the Duchy of Lancaster, Lancaster Castle is a wealth of English history. Since being established by the Romans the castle has been a home to monarchs, a place of trial and execution, and a...more
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I love Lancaster Castle. I routinely walk round the walls with my dogs and enjoy the views across Morecambe Bay. Visitors always get an invitation to take the tour and I have enjoyed seeing this change as acess to different areas of the castle open...More
We have driven through Lancaster so many times but today we decided to stop and explore this lovely city. The castle is just amazing! We got the last tour at 4pm so ended-up having the lovely tour of the Castle on our own with Eleanor...More
The castle tour highlights lots of the different aspects of its very varied history. Our guide Cameron was excellent, he made sure that we knew all the grime realities of coming to court and being in prison! Work is currently ongoing to provide new visitor...More
Highly recommended trip for adults. It's only as I'm getting older I appreciate history, Lancaster Castle offers history by the bucket loads, the 1 hour guided trip taught me many new things from the pendle witches, trials and punishment to the equipment used and even...More
A visit to the castle is a must for visitors to Lancaster. It occupies an imposing position overlooking the town. Visit is by guided tour only, as this is still a working court. A knowledgeable guide took us on a walk through history, which included...More
The castle at Lancaster was one of HM Prisons until 2011 and is owned by the Duchy of Lancaster. The lower area of the jail is open for free visits. The rest of the jail may be visited via guided tours during the day. These...More
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They run regularly through out the day, and there are at least 2 tour guides so if you arrive and just miss one, it’s not long before the next one sets off, following just behind the last group. They allow no more than 49... More
They run regularly through out the day, and there are at least 2 tour guides so if you arrive and just miss one, it’s not long before the next one sets off, following just behind the last group. They allow no more than 49 people on each tour, which is a good idea due to some limited spaces. The tours are for an hour and meticulously timed!! If you just miss one there’s enough around the inside fortified area to keep you occupied.