Lancaster Castle | Day Out With The Kids

Lancaster Castle

Lancaster, Lancashire, England

Attraction Information

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

Venue type: Indoor and 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.


  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Parking Available Nearby

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Lancaster Castle's website
01524 64998

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

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

More Information

Pets allowed

No dogs allowed. 

Guest suitability

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. 

Parking facilities

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