Lancaster Castle

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Lancaster Castle occupies a city -centre hilltop location on the site of three successive Roman forts. It consists of an extensive group of historic structures, including the 12thc Keep, the 14thc Witches' Tower, the 15thc Gatehouse, and the Female Penitentiary, which dates from the early years of the 19th c. It is a Grade I Listed Building, with the area to the north of it designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Lancaster Castle is still used as both a Crown Court and a Prison. While HMP Lancaster Castle is, of course, not open to the public at all, it is still possible to see a good portion of the building, and learn about its long and fascinating history, by joining one of the guided tours of the remainder.

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Lancaster is easily accessible by both road (M6 and A6) and rail. The castle is a five minute walk from the railway station,

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Address: The Shire Hall, Lancaster Castle, Castle Parade, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1YJ, UK
Phone: +44 1524 64998
Email: christine.goodier@lancashire.gov.uk

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