Conservation works continue at Lancaster Castle

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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Snowy ‘Staycations’ Proving Popular

The Duchy of Lancaster’s luxury holiday cottages in Yorkshire and Lancashire have had a record year to March despite – or perhaps because of – the exceptional wintry weather during the last few months. In Yorkshire and Lancashire many well-loved beauty spots were literally transformed into a winter wonderland overnight. Those who dared to brave […]

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Duchy Commences Next Phase At Lancaster Castle

On Monday 4th September 2017, the Duchy of Lancaster started work on an extensive programme of repair and conservation works at Lancaster Castle. Scheduled for completion in June 2019, the works will open up the former prison kitchen yard and reveal a number of historic buildings currently hidden from view, including the King’s Evidence Tower, […]

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Preserving the Past, Investing for the Future

The Duchy continues to repair, restore and upgrade its rural residential properties across all Estates, with record levels of capital investment and the ongoing roll-out of its quality specification and Design Standard.  Over £2m has been spent on refurbishment projects in the year to March 2017, adding to a similar level of investment last year. […]

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Celebrating 40 Years of Service

 Tenants, neighbours and members of the Duchy senior management team paid tribute to Tom Wells and his 40 years of service as the Duchy’s Clerk of Works in Lancashire earlier this month. Tom, who originally joined the Duchy as an apprentice carpenter and cabinet-maker in 1977 has become one of the best known members of […]

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