Lancaster Castle & Priory
Immediately next to Lancaster castle is the equally fine priory church, founded in 1094 but extensively remodelled in the Middle Ages.
Once the home of witch-hunter Thomas Covell (he who 'caught' the poor Pendle women), Lancaster's oldest town house, a Grade I–listed...
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Lancaster Castle & Priory information
Lonely Planet review
Lancaster's imposing castle was originally built in 1150. Later additions include the Well Tower , more commonly known as the Witches' Tower because it was used to incarcerate the accused of the famous Pendle Witches Trial of 1612, and the impressive twin-towered gatehouse , both of which were added in the 14th century. However, most of what you see today dates from the 18th and 19th centuries, when the castle was substantially altered to suit its new, and still current, role as a prison. Consequently, you can only visit the castle as part of a 45-minute guided tour, but you do get a chance to experience what it was like to be locked up in the dungeon.
Immediately next to the castle is the equally finepriory church , founded in 1094 but extensively remodelled in the Middle Ages.