Discover one of the most important historic monuments in the North West... This fascinating Grade 1 listed building has dominated Lancaster for almost 1000 years and is one of the best preserved and hardest working castles in the country. See the place where the Lancashire Witches were convicted and condemned to die. Experience the dungeons and imagine what it was like to have been imprisoned there. Visit the Crown Court where thousands of convicts were transported to Australia and then marvel at the beautiful Gillow furniture in the Grand Jury Room and the famous display of heraldry in The Shire Hall. Lancaster Castle also has a regular programme of theatrical and musical evenings for which early booking is highly recommended.
Castle or defences, Architecture centre
Opening daily (except Christmas/New Year) 10.00 to 17.00
Guided tours at 30 minute intervals from 10.30 to 16.00
(Weekday tour times may be affected by Court sittings)
Closed: Two weeks over Christmas/New Year period.
Seniors/Students/ Children: £4.00
Lancashire Museums Xplorer tickets:
Adult Season Ticket (1 venue): £8.00
Adult Multi-Pass (1 Adult, 13 venues): £12.00
Family & Friends Multi-Pass (2 Adults, 2 Concessions, 13 venues) £20.00
Prices correct April 2010 but may be subject to change. Please see our website for latest details.
Themed evening tours available for group bookings
Tours available for pre-booked school groups
Estimated Visiting Time : 1.5 hours
Parking within 100 metres, shop, admittance to guide dogs, limited access for disabled users, theatre events.
Heritage Open Days: Lancaster Castle
- 12 — 13 September 2015
Guided tours of Lancaster Castle are free of charge on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of September only. During the tour you will see the castle courtyard, Chapel Yard, the Shire Hall, the Crown Court, the Drop Room, the Grand Jury Room, Hadrian's Tower, the Old Cells, and the ground floor of c-wing.
- Any age
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