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“Fascinating”
Review of Lancaster Castle

Lancaster Castle
Ranked #3 of 27 things to do in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Did the guided tour on a Tuesday morning at 10am.
A small group. Guide was very entertaining and the tour was fascinating

Thank stevee548
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Went here few weeks ago fab place for adults and kids the tour was really good lots of information there is stuff for kids to dress up in as well defo worth a day out

Thank Maxine B
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

I took my 3 and 6 year old Sons on the kids tour. It was wonderful. Very informative. The guide was wonderful. My boys loved it. The guide has a great way of involving the kids. I would definitely recommend for all ages!

Thank Michelle B
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

You really need to do the tour to see the wonderful courts and experience the prison. Tours are regular, about one an hour or so and last about an hour. We had a brilliant guide, Graham, who brought things to life and was extremely informative. Tours cost £8pp (£6.50 child and over 65s) and are well worth this. Good thing to do if it is raining!

Thank Kingsmac
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing time just after the bank holiday, visited the castle with my American friend and we had a tour from Cameron. He honestly brought history to life, his acting skills really made the tour worthwhile, and the hour went by super quickly. Definitely want to go back!

Thank JHofstetter
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