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Great experience, good value for money

This was my second visit to Lancaster Castle, this time our guide was a young man called Cameron... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bolton, United Kingdom
I thought History was Boring...!!!

My wife and I came here on a very wet day during our holidays. We had planned to spend the week... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gorleston-on-Sea, 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
+01524 64998
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Reviewed yesterday

This was my second visit to Lancaster Castle, this time our guide was a young man called Cameron. His knowledge of the castle was excellent and he made it fun by his very funny characters, explaining how things may have happened. The tour cost £8,...More

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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I came here on a very wet day during our holidays. We had planned to spend the week walking but because it was pouring with rain, we decided to visit this Castle to be indoors. To be honest, I am glad it...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Never been before but the visit was worth it. We were shown around by our tour guide Cameron who was very knowledgeable and very amusing.

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Lancaster Castle. Well worth the £8 each for the tour our Guide David was extremely knowledgeable and equally entertaining during the tour of the castle, court(s), chambers and prison. Lasted around 70 minutes but, I could have listened to him...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came with a Canadian member of our family, what a brilliant place. Jack was very knowledgeable and entertaining too, fab guide. Very interesting place right on our doorstep. Shame the cafe wasn’t open, but understand due to renovations going on.would highly recommend a visit but...More

Thank Dillydots
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide Cameron was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The tour was supposed to last an hour but ran 15 minutes over and was still too short!

Thank Elaine W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the tour Sandra was excellent. Very informed, intelligent, interesting and witty. Definitely recommend.

Thank Aodhán M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A free visit to this really interesting castle, which was HMP until 2012. The guided tour was great, entertainment courtesy of guide Cameron.

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent tour James our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the castle, the heraldry room is fascinating, and the fact that it is still a working court is interesting James made the tour very enjoyable.

Thank Valerie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour was roughly an hour long and covered a large part of Lancaster and British history. The guide (Colin), was knowledgable and entertaining and mixed historical facts with good humour and visitor interaction.

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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
17 August 2017|
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Response from BlueGoose900 | Reviewed this property |
think it was about £8 per head. but they have offers on. our party of 4 got n for£20 - either way it is a great tour!