Lancaster Walks, Talks and Tours

2019 Summer Tour Programme 

Our tours depart from Lancaster Castle’s John O’Gaunt Gateway. 

Tickets: £5 Adults | £4 Students & Under 16s

Wednesday Walks 

24th April – 25th September 2019

A series of themed guided walking tours around historic Lancaster on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm. Please not that there is no tour on Wednesday 12th June.  


Luck to Loyne

2000 years of history are explored in this tour looking at the development of Lancaster from a northern Roman outpost to a city boasting two universities.

Dates: 24th April, 22nd May, 26th June, 24th July, 21st August & 18th September. 


Lancaster – A Golden Age?

Learn about Lancaster’s role as a thriving 18th Century port. Hear stories of shipbuilding, slavery, sugar and the sea.

Dates: 1st May, 29th May, 3rd July, 31st July, 28th August & 25th September.

The Castle & The Hill

A detailed look at the exterior of Lancaster Castle and the surrounding buildings, telling the story of the most ancient parts of the city.

Dates: 8th May, 5th June, 10th July, 7th August & 4th September. 


Markets, Merchants & Money

A look at Lancaster’s long history of markets, merchants & money. Join us on a journey through trade; from the town’s first Charter to today’s busy street markets and independent shops!

Dates: 15th May, 19th June, 17th July, 14th August & 11th September. 


Witchcraft – 1612

Take a look at one of England’s most famous stories of witchcraft and the part that Lancaster plated in the trial & execution of the notorious ‘Pendle Witches’.


Friday 19th April – 7.30pm

Sunday 18th August – 2pm 

Monday 19th August – 7.30pm 

Tuesday 20th August – 7.30pm

Tuesday 31st October – 2pm 

Literary Lancaster

Held to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Lancaster born poet Laurence Binyon, on 10th August 1869, this guided tour takes visitors around the historic city, highlighting locations of literary significance, bringing them to life through a number of readings. In addition to a reading of Binyon’s ‘For The Fallen’, contributions range from the quill of 16th Century bargemen, singing the praises of local hospitality, to the laptops of 21sy Century Ctime writers, casting sinister shadows over the streets of the city!

Date: Saturday 10th August – 2pm

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