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Lancaster Castle, Lancaster, Lancashire

Lancaster Castle
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A Grade I listed building, still used as a court and prison, where you can still see the magnificent heraldic display in the Shire Hall, experience being locked in the dungeons, stand in the dock of the Crown Court from where thousands of prisoners were sentenced to transportation and began their journeys to America or Australia. See the beautiful furniture in the Grand Jury Room where Queen Victoria dined. Visit the 'Drop Room' from where hundreds of condemned prisoners went out on to the gallows in front of the cheering crowds.


Location: 2 miles from Junction 34 M6, signposted on the A6 into the city centre.
Nearest UK Airport: Manchester
Tourist Info Number: +44 (0) 01524 32878
Months Open: Daily except Christmas/New Year
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Contact Name for Groups: Mrs Chris Goodier
Admission Price: £4.00
Gift Shop: Yes

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