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Lancaster Castle

5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Lancaster
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Castles and Palaces, Tourist Attractions

Attraction Information

At Lancaster Castle families are welcome but the use of the building by the court does mean that all access is by guided tour, which might be too long for very young children to remain quiet.

Children under 5 are free, but parents need to use discretion about whether the tour is suitable for them. They do offer tours specifically for children on Wednesdays at 14:00 throughout the summer holiday and during local half terms.

There are family-friendly workshops at Christmas, and this year for the first time at Halloween.

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Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 17:00


General Admission
Adults: £8.00
Kids: £6.50
Concessions: £6.50
Family (2 adults, 2 kids OR 1 adult, 3 kids): £20.00

Travel & Contact Information


Shire Hall, Castle Parade, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1YJ, England

Phone number

01524 64998



Click here to visit Lancaster Castle's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

No general parking on-site but disabled parking spaces are available. 

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Lancaster Castle has not told us about their dining options.

No, Lancaster Castle is not wheelchair friendly.

The area outside the gatehouse is cobbled and difficult for wheelchair users. Access to the remainder of the building is via uneven floor surfaces, with changing levels and flights of stairs throughout the tour. Pushchairs are not allowed in the tour. 

No, Lancaster Castle have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

No dogs allowed. 


What an unexpected Gem 5 out of 5 stars

Great value for money and an unexpected highlight on a rainy day. The tour was fab and well worth the money.

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