The Shire Hall is currently not accessible for tours while work is undertaken to upgrade the Fire Alarm. Limited tours, lasting 30 minutes, take place throughout the day but only cover the external courtyards and one of the prison buildings.
Thomas Holden sentenced to 7 years Transportation to Australia for 'Administering An Illegal Oath' to Isaac Crompton.
The Lancaster Martyrs: During this period of history fifteen Catholics were executed in Lancaster for their faith.
Ten people convicted of witchcraft at the Summer Assize in Lancaster Castle went to the gallows on the moors above the town.
George and Elizabeth Youngson were Lancaster's youngest convict transportees to Australia, for the crime of theft.
Self-procalimed 'King of the Robbers' George Lyon was not quite the romantic figure that local legend would have us believe.
Lancaster Gaol housed one of the largest Debtor's prisons in
England. This is the story of a tradesman incarcerated for insolvency.