Take a tour of Lancaster Castle

Lancaster, Lancashire

Uncover the history of this former court and prison, including it most famous “residents”, the Lancashire Witches.

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Owned by Her Majesty the Queen, Lancaster Castle was one of the longest running operational prison in Europe, until its closure in 2011.

Visitors can now see more of this 12th century building and grounds than ever before, with tours running daily throughout the year.

Explore the Judges' lodgings and experience where the Judges lived with their staff throughout the trials and executions. Read the fascinating stories about the people who were tried, convicted, acquitted or executed at Lancaster, including the Pendle Witches who were sentenced to death here, and George Fox, founder of the Quaker movement, who was imprisoned for two years in the Castle.

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