Discover ‘Lawless Lancaster’

27 July 2016

Walking tours of Lancaster are planned in August and September for anyone interested in finding out about the darker secrets of Lancaster's criminal history.

The 'Lawless Lancaster' walking tours will take place on Tuesday 9 August, Tuesday 23 August and Tuesday 6 September.

The tours will start at 10.30am at Lancaster Castle, and will finish at approximately 4.30pm at Lancaster Town Hall. It will visit the Judges' Lodgings, Lancaster City Museum and the courtroom and cells at Lancaster Town Hall.

The walks will also include lunch at Lancaster Castle.

Now in its second year, the tour will tell the story of law and order; and crime and punishment in Lancaster from the Georgian period in the 18th century through to the early 20th century.

County Councillor Marcus Johnstone, Lancashire County Council's cabinet member for environment, planning and cultural services, said: "I have no doubt that the tours will be fascinating.

"People taking part will be able to learn about the more hidden details of the city's history, and enjoy some gentle exercise at the same time."

Tickets for the tours are now available and cost £20 for adults and £15 for concessions, which includes lunch.

Numbers are limited so booking is essential. To book a ticket or for more information phone 01524 64998 or call in to the Lancaster Castle shop between 9.30am and 4.30pm.

Appropriate footwear and suitable outdoor clothing is recommended for the tours. Unfortunately it is not suitable for wheelchair users.

More information about this walking tour is available at:

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