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.

Royal Visitors

  • 1206

    King John held court and received the French Ambassadors and King Alexander of Scotland
  • 1322

    Robert Bruce and Edward II
  • 1385/93

    John of Gaunt
  • 1409

    Henry IV held court
  • 1460

    Edward IV
  • 1617

    James I
  • 1651

    Charles II
  • 1745

    Prince Charles Stuart
  • 1803

    Prince William Frederick of Gloucester
  • 1814

    William, Prince of Orange
  • 1816

    Archdukes John and Louis of Austria
  • 1817

    Grand Duke of Russia
  • 1840

    Queen Adelaide
  • 1844

    King of Saxony and Crown Prince of Prussia
  • 1846

    Prince Louis Napoleon
  • 1851

    Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, Prince of Wales and the Royal Children
  • 1896

    Duke and Duchess of York
  • 1912

    George V
  • 1951

    George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret
  • 1969 & 1977

    Queen Elizabeth II
  • 1993

    HRH Prince of Wales
  • 1999 & 2015

    Queen Elizabeth II

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