Lancaster Castle Restored and Re-Opened

Lancaster Castle Restored and Re-Opened

Following a 2-year conservation project, the Duchy of Lancaster has re-opened the historic John O’Gaunt gate and unveiled the new-look Lancaster Castle to the visiting public. The works have included the careful removal of the former Prison Visitors building to reveal a new sweeping piazza, covered cloister walk, purpose-built Visitor café, gallery space and teaching […]

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Conservation works continue at Lancaster Castle

The extensive conservation works currently underway at Lancaster Castle are to continue throughout the summer holidays with completion now expected by the end of August 2019. This will mean a three-month extension to the restricted public access to the Castle and continued closure of the main John O’Gaunt gate on Castle Hill. Guided tours and […]

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New Discoveries At Pontefract Castle

A floor and part of a wall thought to date back to the English Civil War have been uncovered during conservation work at Pontefract Castle. The discovery was made as work began on a £3.5m project designed to open up the Castle’s Sally Port for the first time since 1649 and provide a new café, […]

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Lancaster Castle’s Iconic Gatehouse Revealed Once Again

The City’s most iconic landmark has been revealed once again this week, with the removal of scaffolding and hoarding from Lancaster Castle’s John O’Gaunt Gate on Castle Parade. Over the past 12 weeks, the Gatehouse has been carefully screened from view while its stonework, ironmongery, timbers and pointing have been painstakingly repaired by skilled craftsmen […]

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Owls Nesting At Hanbury Grange

  Owl nesting boxes at the Duchy of Lancaster’s Hanbury Grange property in Staffordshire have proved popular again this year, with chicks close to fledgling discovered on site earlier this month. This is the third consecutive year that chicks have been hatched in one of the five nesting boxes installed by the Duchy in 2008, […]

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