Lancaster Castle

Castle Parade, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1YJ

Tel: 01524 649 98 Email: 

Discover one of the most important historic monuments in the North West.

Steeped in almost 1000 years of history, the castle is built on a commanding hill top location which dominates the City of Lancaster.

The castle holds one of the finest collections of Gillow furniture in the world, including a special throne-like chair made for the visit of Queen Victoria to the castle.

The castle also displays an impressive collection of heraldry spanning 800 years in the form of 650 shields bearing the arms of every English monarch from Richard The Lionheart onwards, as well as all of the Constables of Lancaster Castle and High Sheriffs of Lancashire.

Opening times

Coronavirus - disruption to services

Please note all libraries, museums and archives are closed until further notice. We will update this page when these services reopen.

Admission charges

  • Adults £8.00
  • Concessions £6.50
  • Children £6.50
  • Family ticket (2 adults and 2 Children) £20.00

Visiting Judges' Lodgings?

Show your Lancaster Castle ticket at Judges' Lodgings Museum, just 2 mins walk from the Castle, and adults receive a discounted £2 admission plus 10% off in the museum shop (Same day only. Terms and Conditions may apply).

What's on Lancaster Castle

  • Events For some events and activities museum admission fees will apply.
  • Exhibitions See what exhibitions are currently on at all our museums.


  • Gift shop
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Part disabled access
  • Wedding venue

Resources for schools

Access statement

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