- Castles and Palaces
- Tourist Attractions
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
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.
- Restaurant Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Picnics Allowed
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available Nearby
- Parking Available On-site
Getting There and Contact Information
Shire Hall, Castle Parade, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1YJ, England
Click here to visit Lancaster Castle's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Monday to Sunday 09:30 - 17:00
Family (2 adults, 2 kids OR 1 adult, 3 kids): £20.00
No dogs allowed.
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.