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Curious About Lancaster

  • Lancaster
  • Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Tourist Attractions, Tours and River Cruises

Attraction Information

Curious About Lancaster is an exciting way of discovering how this Roman city became what it is today.

Enjoy the walks separately, or join them together to form one longer walk, depending on which of the many distractions divert you, and your available time and energy! Be entertained and challenged, and get everyone taking part: reading maps, directions, clues, matching pictures and reading tales of people, places and events! Walks typically take 1 to 2 hours each.

Walk 1: Lancaster Castle to Dalton Square

Wind your way round the commanding John O' Gaunt's castle, nestling alongside Lancaster Priory, before descending rapidly into the centre of the city. Walk along a 12th century street and through Lancaster's coffee quarter, before exiting Market Square: the beating heart of the city. Out now to the languid canal, overlooked by Lancaster Cathedral, before finishing at Dalton Square, centuries old and steeped in history (1.5 miles / 2.4 kms)

Dalton Square to River Lune

From Lancaster's historic Dalton Square this walk runs along vibrant but ancient lanes and streets, where modern meets the past. Explore Market Square with its museums, and places where people can sit, talk, listen and watch. Read about Lancaster's fascinating past as you make your way to its imposing castle, set on a hill. Down now to finish your walk at the River Lune, once home to Britain's fourth largest port. (0.8 miles / 1.3 kms)

Have a great day out getting Curious About Lancaster!

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Walks are self guided, so can be done whenever you like and in your own time!


£7.49 for a instant download (print at home or view on device)
£7.99 +P&P for a printed booklet sent to you first class.
One printed booklet/instant download is recommended for up to four people.

Travel & Contact Information


Lancaster Castle, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1YH, England

Phone number

0115 9502151



Click here to visit Curious About Lancaster's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Curious About Lancaster has not told us about their parking.

No, there are no toilets available.

Public toilets are available on the way.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Curious About Lancaster has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Curious About Lancaster passes numerous pubs, bars, restaurants, shops and cafes.

No, Curious About Lancaster is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Curious About Lancaster have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Curious About Lancaster has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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