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2. Lancaster Castle

Top 10 ten places to visit in North West England - Lancaster and Morecambe

Lancaster Castle

This fascinating Grade 1 listed building has dominated Lancaster for almost 1000 years and is one of the best preserved 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.

Lancaster Castle Address:
Shire Hall
Castle Parade
England, UK

Lancaster Castle Opening Times:
Opening daily (except Christmas/New Year) 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Guided tours at 30 minute intervals from 10.30 am to 4.00 pm
Weekday tour times may be affected by Court sittings
Closed on Christmas and New Year's Day
Lancaster Castle Admission:
Admission by guided tour only
Tour duration 60 minutes
Admission Prices -
Adults £5.00
Seniors/Students/Children - £4.00
Family Ticket - (2 Adults/2 Children) £14.00

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