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INFORMATION FOR SCHOOLS
We are happy to receive enquiries from schools throughout the year. Our guided tours offer students the opportunity the see one of the last working castles in the country, learn about the administration of the law through the last 1,000 years, and experience for themselves what it meant to be imprisoned here.
Tours run daily between 10:30am and 4:00pm. Their frequency during the day depends on the use of the castle by the crown court, but all tours last 1 hour, and if you have any special subject that you would like discussed just let us know.
The cost to schools is £2.50 per head, with 1 adult admitted free for every 10 children and any other adults charged at the child rate.Lancaster Castle occupies a city -centre hilltop location on the site of three successive Roman forts.
It consists of an extensive group of historic structures, including the 12thc Keep, the 14thc Witches' Tower, the 15thc Gatehouse, and the Female Penitentiary, which dates from the early years of the 19th c. It is a Grade I Listed Building, with the area to the north of it designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument. It is currently used as both a Court and a Prison.