Castle in Lancaster

Lancaster Castle

Lancaster's most imposing building is the castle, built in 1150 but added to over the centuries: the Well Tower dates from 1325 and is also known as the Witches' Tower because its basement dungeon was used to impris…
Museum in Lancaster

Judges' Lodgings

The former home of witch-hunter Thomas Covell (who 'caught' the poor Pendle women), Lancaster's oldest town house, a Grade I–listed Georgian building, is now home to a Museum of Furnishings by master builders Gillow…
Church in Lancaster

Priory Church

Immediately next to Lancaster Castle is the equally fine priory church, founded in 1094 but extensively remodelled in the Middle Ages.
Gardens in Lancaster

Williamson Park & Tropical Butterfly House

Lancaster's highest point is the 22-hectare spread of this elegant park, the highlights of which are (besides the views) the Tropical Butterfly House, full of exotic and stunning species, and the Ashton Memorial, a …