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The Romans are Coming to Lancaster Castle

29th July 2017

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July 2017

10.30 - 17.00 each day

Come and join Legio VIII Augusta, the North Wests leading Roman living history society, at Lancaster Castle to experience and learn more about Roman life in Lancaster.


Themed, Historic, Courtyard Presence and Workshops - Every Tuesday, 1 August - 29 August

1st August 2017

Come and meet a costumed re-enactors at the Castle to explore different periods of the castle's history, every Tuesday during the school summer holidays, from 1 August to 29 August.

Themes include, Romans, English Civil War and World War One.

There will be a free courtyard presence and free workshops throughout the day.

Kids' Activity Tours - Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 August - 30 August

1st August 2017

Join our costumed guides for an exciting family-friendly trip around Lancaster Castle every Tuesday and Wednesday in the school summer holidays.

Storm the castle, view the spectacular coats of arms and take part in a Mock trial. You could even be the judge!

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

8th August 2017

Shakespeare in the Courtyard - with the Three Inch Fools

Five actors, with all manner of musical instruments, present an inventive take on Shakespeares rib-ticklingly good comedy of old-fashioned trickery and mistaken identity

From £13.87 - 15.46

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The Jungle Book

11th August 2017

Experience Rudyard Kipling's Classic tale in a whole new way as Attic Door Productions take you on a promenade journey through the Shire Hall at Lancaster Castle.

Performances on 11 August and 12 August.




The Lancashire Witches Weekend 2017

19th August 2017

The Lancashire Witches Weekend - Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th August 2017
Visitors to Lancaster Castle over this weekend will have an opportunity to commemorate the world-famous Lancashire/Pendle witches, tried and incarcerated at Lancaster Castle over 400 years ago in 1612.
The event will include exhibitions, interactive role-play, theatrical performances, visits to the Well Tower dungeon and supervised children's activities. There is something for all the family!

From £3-8

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25th August 2017



Enjoy a host of great family films in the Castle courtyard each afternoon, accompanied by hosts of familiar characters and themed activities.

In the evening experience special screenings of prison themed classic films in the shadows and great walls and buildings of the former HMP Lancaster Castle!!

English Civil War Revisited

9th September 2017

English Civil War Revisited - Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September 2017 

In February 1643, a small Parliamentarian force captured the Castle and established a garrison.  

Meet the Earl of Manchester's Regiment of Foote as they bring that period of our history to life.

10.00 - 17.00 each day

Lancaster Marathon 2017

17th September 2017

Lancaster Marathon & 10k races

Sunday 17th September 2017

New for 2017 Lancaster Marathon will be one of the flattest and quickest marathons in the UK! Organised by Lancaster Race Series.

From £30+

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