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Tour of Lancaster - Executions, slavery, industry
I'm Barrie - I've lived in Lancaster for five years. Originally from London I'm well travelled and lived in SE Asia for a number of years. Now I've grown to be fascinated by the history of Lancaster - my adopted home. It has a tremendous past which I'd like to share with you. An ancient castle, a special national anthem, a prison which was second only to the Tower of London in executions, religious persecutions, slavery and industry - I'll show you the different sides of the City.
With a history going back to the Romans, an ancient castle, its own special national anthem, a connection to the slave trade, and the first gruesome murder solved by forensics, Lancaster has a lot to offer.
We'll begin at Lancaster Castle. We'll learn about the trials of the Pendle Witches and prominent Quakers. We'll understand how Lancaster became so prosperous through the slave trade in the 18th century. We'll become acquainted with Lancaster's Black and White Canal. We'll understand how the first use of forensic science solved a murder committed in the centre of Lancaster.
- Lancaster Castle
- The Priory
- The Quayside
- Prosperous houses associated with the slave trade
- Other notable buildings of architects and industrialists
- Lancaster Canal
- The doctor's house that became a crime scene
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Lancaster Crown Court Shire Hall Cast...Lancaster Crown Court Shire Hall Castle Hill, Lancaster LA1 1YJ, UK
On Castle Hill on the slope leading to the main gate of Lancaster Castle. Look out for the BLUE umbrella. Reserve if you are going to come. This tour has limited places! When booking, put a phone number with Whatsapp to be able to send you the location in real time in case of late arrival.
1Outside visitLancaster Castle
Meet on the slope leading to the main entrance
2Outside visitLancaster Priory Church of Saint Mary
Norman Benedictine Priory
3Outside visitSt George's Quay
From slavery to an industrial powerhouse
4Outside visitChurch Street
What happened when a Pretender visited Lancaster?
5Outside visitMarket Street
Who or what lost a shoe?
6Outside visitDalton Square
Gruesome murders and an 1837 payment bonanza
7Outside visitLancaster Canal
The Black and White waterway
8Outside visitKing Street
18th century almshouse philanthropy
How much does this tour cost?
Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).