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Lancaster Castle

Castle Parade, Lancaster LA1 1YJ, England
+01524 64998
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great but just a little tour

it's not so expensive. the tour is 60 min long but the castle is huge and we was only in a little... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
skorgeviken
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Very Interesting...

A very interesting castle , was a working prison until 2011, didn't have time to wait on the tour... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stevot33
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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 working prison right up until 2012. Still a crown court, the majority of the castle is now open to the public for the first time in over 1,000 years. Since its opening in 2013, the Castle is gradually developing its offer of tours and events, as well as offering a cafe and gift shop in the grounds.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
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“working court” (74 reviews)
“great tour” (77 reviews)
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Castle Parade, Lancaster LA1 1YJ, England
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+01524 64998
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

it's not so expensive. the tour is 60 min long but the castle is huge and we was only in a little part of it. it's good guides

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A very interesting castle , was a working prison until 2011, didn't have time to wait on the tour, disappointed as it would have been very interesting, free entry to Castle grounds and £8 and adult for tour, maybe do the tour next time if...More

Thank Stevot33
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Realy surprised what was in Lancaster Castle.The tour guide was amazing very informative and used his acting skills to good use made the whole visit entertaining I think his name was Cameron this tour is a must when visiting Lancaster

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Top marks for this place full of history .took a guided tour with our host Cameron.what a delightful young man full of enthusiasm. He made it very interesting and got us involed in various activities. Worth every penny Thanks for a lovely visit Val and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Castle was a delight to visit near to the city center. We had a great tour of the castle with Christopher who was interesting & very knowledgeable. The history was very easy to understand & the roll it played in the criminal history of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Castle is very big and nice and Louise, the tour guide, knows a lot of things.We put some questions and she knew how to respond to each of them. We recommend this Castle,

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic show. Very funny. Used the park beautifully! A must to see! Very well supported by a very mixed age group!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst this is not the most picturesque castle to visit there is so much history here that a tour is essential. My wife and I were fortunate to have a guide called Cameron who told us he had trained as an actor. And his changes...More

Thank Iain C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle staff offer a great tour of a castle with a dark history as a castle, prison and location in the UK at various times in history.

Thank John H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to Lancaster Castle since it is no longer a prison. Even though we live in the vicinity it took someone visiting us to want to see it. Can only go round the castle on a tour. There was also an event taking place...More

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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
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tracymitchell74
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!
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InnesBedlington
24 July 2017|
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Response from susieduu | Reviewed this property |
There are steps, quite a few and some of them are quite worn in places so you need to take care. The approach to the castle is quite steep as well
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