An exciting new phase of development is now underway at Lancaster Castle.

Please note that during this period there will be no permanent café facility available at the Castle and the ticket office will be relocated to A-Wing. Guided tours and events will continue as scheduled.


Castle Gives Cheque to Local Charity

12th June 2014

Officials of The Duchy of Lancaster, owners of Lancaster Castle, have this week met local Christian charity, The Olive Branch, to provide a donation for their local cause. 

The £1,200 donation comes as a result of the recent A-Wing music event held over the May bank holiday to celebrate the first anniversary of the castle being open to the public.

The Olive Branch, based at Westbourne Road in Lancaster, is a local charity serving and helping socially disadvantaged people in Lancaster. 

On Thursday, Chris Adcock, CFO for the Duchy of Lancaster met with Barbara Kirby, founder of The Olive Branch, to present the cheque.

Chris says: "Not only has the A-Wing music event opened the castle to a newer, wider audience of over 1,000 people, it has allowed us to donate to such a worthwhile cause in Lancaster. We are delighted to be able to help support a cause that in turn supports so many others in the local community.

The £1,200 was the licence fee amount paid to the Duchy by the organisers of the event.



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