Opening Times

Lancaster Castle is open daily. Visitors can enjoy the courtyard spaces, external views of the historic building and the cafe run by local baristas and coffee roasters Atkinsons without charge, but public access to the interiors of the castle buildings is by guided tour only.

You can contact us on 01524 64998 if you have any special requests or need any information you can’t see on this website.

We’re sorry but dogs are not allowed inside the castle, courtyards or on our tours. Assistance dogs are the only exception to this rule.

Opening Times

We are open 7 days a week (except over the Christmas/ New Year period) from 9.30am to 5.00pm.

Tour Information

In winter, tours normally operate from 10.30 to 15.30 on weekdays, and between 10.00 and 16.00 on weekends. In summer, tours operate from 10.00 until 16.00.

Tour times do vary however and are subject to change.

For specific information on tour times and content please telephone the information desk on 01524 64998.

Tours last approximately 60 minutes.

For further information about our guided tours including current tour times, prices and accessibility, please click here.

Getting Here:

For information on how to get to the castle and where to park please click here.

Further information:

If you are interested in information about school visits or group bookings please click here. 


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