Attractions in and around Lancaster and Morecambe
Owned by her Majesty the Queen as 'Duke of Lancaster' this fascinating Grade 1 listed building has dominated Lancaster for almost 1000 years and is one of the best preserved and hardest working castles in the country. See the place where the Lancashire Witches were convicted and condemned to die. Experience the dungeons and imagine what it was like to have been imprisoned there. Visit the Crown Court where thousands of convicts were transported to Australia and then marvel at the beautiful Gillow furniture in the Grand Jury Room and the famous display of heraldry in The Shire Hall. Lancaster Castle also has a regular programme of theatrical and musical evenings for which early booking is highly recommended.
Lancaster Castle website
Lancaster, LA1 1YJ
Tel: 01524 64998
Attractions in the Lake District area
The Lake District, Englands largest national park, offers a host of places to visit and things to do from climbing England's hightest mountain to taking a boat trip on England's longest lake. Take a look at some of the carefully picked visitor attractions listed on our Lake District attractions page.
54 acre park with panoramic views over the surrounding area.
12th century castle with a gruesome part in British History.
Award winning Maritime Museum celebrating the port's past.
Local beauty spot made famous by Turner, the 'painter of light'.
Historic home of the world-renowned Gillow furniture family.
Leighton Moss RSPB
Leighton Moss is the largest reedbed in north-west England.