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.



Secrets of Great British Castles: Lancaster Revealed

28th November 2016

 Lancaster Castle is to be the subject of a TV documentary this Friday night on Channel 5. In his second series of 'Secrets of Great British Castles', historian and presenter Dan Jones focu...

Lancaster Castle: School of Wizardry AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

18th August 2016

The Duchy of Lancaster has teamed up with one of the UK's leading interactive film experience companies to transform Lancaster Castle into a magical School of Wizardry over the August Bank Holiday...

Witches in the Well (20th and 21st August 2016)

15th August 2016

Visitors to Lancaster Castle this week will have an opportunity to commemorate the world-famous Pendle witches, tried and incarcerated at Lancaster Castle over 400 years ago. Ol' Demdyke will be ...

New Prison Life Exhibition at Lancaster Castle

11th August 2016

Lancaster Castle is to open up the A-Wing as part of its guided tours from next Monday (15th August), with a new 'Prison Life' exhibition set up in the ground-floor cells. Each cell will focus...

Shakespeare with a Twist!

29th July 2016

 Handlebardettes present The Taming of the Shrew (Friday 5th August) and Romeo and Juliet (Saturday 6th August) at Lancaster Castle A touring theatre troupe is stopping off at Lancaster and p...

The Romans Are Coming! 8th Legion to Invade Lancaster Castle 23rd/24th July 2016

18th July 2016

The Romans are coming to Lancaster Castle next weekend (23rd /24thJuly 2016) to reclaim their former fortress!   Legion VIII Augusta MGV is a group of enthusiasts of all ages and fr...

Lancaster Castle Awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

9th June 2016

    Lancaster Castle has once again this year received a Certificate of Excellence for 'superior service' from the world's largest travel website, TripAdvisor. The Certificate of Exce...

Lancastrians Toast 'The Queen, Duke of Lancaster'!

28th April 2016

The Duchy of Lancaster was delighted to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday in the company of the Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, representatives of the Queen's Own Yeomanry, and cadets f...

Next Phase of Work Underway

29th February 2016

The latest 12-month schedule of repair, restoration and improvement works is underway at Lancaster Castle. Following a competitive tender process, York-based specialist contractors William Anel...

William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure

22nd January 2016

In February and March 2016 the Shire Hall at Lancaster Castle hosts an intimate and immersive promenade production of William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, produced by the castle's resident pro...

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