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Curious About Lancaster

Lancaster, Lancashire, England

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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Outdoor

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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Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Curious About Lancaster's website
0115 9502151

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


£5.99 for a instant download (print at home or view on device)

£8.00 for a printed booklet sent to you first class.

One printed booklet/instant download is recommended for up to four people.

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


Public toilets are available on the way.

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