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Excellent and fascinating tour

The tour of Lancaster Castle was so interesting, very well delivered by Sandra who made the rather... read more

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Tee S
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Fantastic tour

This was simply amazing. Cameron, our guide made the castle and the courts come to life in this... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mold, United Kingdom
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Owned by the serving monarch, HM Queen Elizabeth II, through the Duchy of Lancaster, Lancaster Castle is a wealth of English history. Since being established by the Romans the castle has been a home to monarchs, a place of trial and execution, and a...more
Castle Parade, Lancaster LA1 1YJ, England
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Reviewed today

The tour of Lancaster Castle was so interesting, very well delivered by Sandra who made the rather gruesome history fascinating. Very well worth the entrance fee and highly recommended.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful buildings, and some history, but you’re only allowed in the A wing (which is the gift shop) - you aren’t allowed to actually explore or see any of the castle, just the grounds when you walk in, and the gift shop, very very disappointed...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was simply amazing. Cameron, our guide made the castle and the courts come to life in this hour guided tour. Well worth the entrance fee to see the dark side of our nations past. Thankyou so much.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visitors to this historic site can 'experience' the History of the region over the past 6 centuries and get a 'feel' of the travails of persons sentenced under an archaic and brutal criminal justice system. Visitors from Australia, in particular, will be able to get...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our trip to Lancaster castle. The tour. was great - very interesting - kids enjoyed it too as the tour guide pitched the information in a fun yet informative way. A really amazing place - would definitely recommend

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the historical tour of the castle. It's a fascinating place that reminds you how bad things can be when hysteria and bigotry are given free reign.

Thank Alexander R
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend an I greatly enjoyed our tour around the castle. Our tour guide Eleanor was absolutely brilliant, and was a fountain of knowledge. Thanks so much :)

Thank cloudy98
Reviewed 1 week ago

Allow plenty of time for your visit as this place is steeped in history and will absorb your interest.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove here from Manchester so thought it was a gamble to come for nothing, arrived, looked around the free exhibition and then paid £8 for the guided tour each, was great , educational and gruesome! Would very recommend to anyone in the area or to...More

Thank joey d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great day in Lancaster today and our visit to Lancaster Castle was a hi-light. Our guide Christopher had an amazing knowledge of the castle , really informative and interesting , as well as being able to answer any extra questions. A little...More

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4 November 2018|
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Response from Elaine W | Reviewed this property |
Think you'll have to contact the castle information people for that answer! I can only say it's big, and lots.
23 July 2018|
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Response from _gillmarkham | Reviewed this property |
They run regularly through out the day, and there are at least 2 tour guides so if you arrive and just miss one, it’s not long before the next one sets off, following just behind the last group. They allow no more than 49... More
Amy J
8 November 2017|
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Response from DataDave76 | Reviewed this property |
You can just turn up and pay on the door