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 Lighting The Way

1st November 2017

Lancaster Castle will once again play a pivotal role in the city's annual celebration of light next weekend. For the fifth consecutive year Light Up Lancaster will transform landmark buildings at lo...

Work Underway On Major Conservation Project

11th October 2017

Preparatory work for the next phase of development at Lancaster Castle started on site at the beginning of September and the careful demolition of the Visitors Building is almost complete. Scaf...

Lancaster Castle And The English Civil War

6th September 2017

As part of their support for this year's Heritage Open Day weekend, the Duchy of Lancaster and Lancashire County Council are providing free access and tours of Lancaster Castle this weekend - plu...

New Phase of Work Starts At Lancaster Castle

31st August 2017

The Duchy of Lancaster is to start work on the next phase of restoration and renewal at Lancaster Castle on Monday 4thSeptember 2017. An extensive programme of repair and conservation works will...

Alice in Wonderland At Lancaster Castle

25th August 2017

The Duchy of Lancaster is to open the doors of Lancaster Castle to Alice and a range of characters from Lewis Carroll's much-loved children's classic this August Bank Holiday weekend. De...

Lancashire Witches Weekend @ Lancaster Castle (19th and 20th August 2017)

4th August 2017

Lancaster Castle is to host a Lancashire Witches Weekend on the 19th and 20th of August 2017, with a series of immersive events and entertainment imagineered by local theatre company Little Gargoy...

The Romans Are Back!

24th July 2017

    Invasion returns to Lancaster Castle next weekend (29th/30th July 2017)   The Eighth Legion is returning to Lancaster Castle next weekend, bringing Roman Britain back to...


27th June 2017

Fans of the Bard will be thrice-blessed this summer, with a trio of Courtyard performances at Lancaster Castle.   Some of Shakespeare's best loved plays will be given a contemporary and i...

Castle's Iconic Gatehouse Revealed Once Again

20th April 2017

The City's most iconic landmark has been revealed once again this week, with the removal of scaffolding and hoarding from Lancaster Castle's John O'Gaunt Gate on Castle Parade. Over the past 12 we...

The Normans Are Coming! Medieval invasion of Lancaster Castle

24th March 2017

The Normans Are Coming! Medieval invasion of Lancaster Castle (15th to 17th April 2017) Visitors to Lancaster Castle will have an opportunity to travel back in time this Easter and experience lif...

Historic Weather Vane Restored

24th February 2017

As part of the ongoing repair and restoration works currently underway at Lancaster Castle, the Duchy of Lancaster has refurbished and re-installed a historic weather vane on the top of the John ...

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