Monday, 1 July 2013

Dine in - at Lancaster Castle

You can take an enthralling peek into Lancaster Castle’s fascinating history - and enjoy a delicious meal - at a special tour and dinner package on Friday 5th July.

The castle’s popular tours, run by Lancashire County Council Museums Service, offer an intriguing insight into the significant role the castle has played in the country’s crime and punishment heritage.

At 5.00 and 6.15pm this Friday, entertaining and informative guides will take visitors on a journey of discovery, describing the 1,000 year history of the magnificent and varied castle buildings from Roman origins, through centuries of use as a place of incarceration and criminal justice. Tours visit the main courtyard, chapel yard, the ground floor of C-wing (the former female penitentiary), the Shire Hall, the Crown Court, the Drop Room, the Grand Jury Room, Hadrian's Tower and the Old Cells. Tours will last approximately 75 minutes.

If you want to take the tour on its own, it’s £8 (adult); £6.50 (concessions and children) and £20 (family) and there’s no need to pre-book.

To enjoy a dinner and tour, it’s £18 (tour plus two course meal) or £23 (three courses) and you can book in advance (optional) by ringing the Nice @ The Castle cafe on (01524) 848525. Children’s tour and meal deals are £10 for two courses £12 for three.

• For more information about the tour, call 01524 64998
The tours, as well as the tour/meal deal, will then run every Friday in July and August.

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