Celebration at castle follows year of success

The castle gate
The castle gate

To mark the anniversary of Lancaster Castle’s grand gate opening in 2013, this year’s May Bank Holiday weekend promises to draw the crowds once again to the stunning Grade 2 Listed building, with activities to be enjoyed by all the family.

From Saturday May 24 to Monday May 26, families can meet two grave robbers and enjoy their courtyard show Only Fools and Corpses; watch mock trials by the Justice of the Peace in the courtyard as visitors attempt to avoid a spell in the stocks; and see birds of prey perform flying displays.

In addition, younger visitors can enjoy a range of craft activities.

Entry to the castle will be charged at £2 per person.

Also, a brand new experience will be coming to Lancaster Castle as performers bring to life the justice system that operated hundreds of years ago.

The costumed actor experience called Justice will take visitors on a 45-minute interactive walk, culminating in discovering the fate of the “accused”.

The Justice experience will operate every 30 minutes between 11 – 5pm, with tickets available for £7.50 per adult, and £5 per child.

Launching over the Bank Holiday, this brand new walk-through experience will then return on June 14 and 15 and July 5 and 6, and then seven days a week during the Summer holidays.

One of the castle’s former prison wings will be brought back to life as well over the Bank Holiday weekend, with performances from some of the world’s most famous disc jockeys.

For more information on upcoming events at Lancaster Castle, visit the new-look website at www.lancastercastle.com.