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What's On...

Take a trip into Lancaster's past as Lancaster Castle and Attic Door Productions presents a spellbinding weekend of enchanting events at the Lancashire Witches weekend. Please find further event details below. Entry to the Castle is just £1! If you'd like to book onto our tickted events, you can find all details below along with the additional prices.

Our Ticketed Events

 

 

Travel back in time on our character-led interactive walk, where you become the accused and undergo the ordeal of the Pendle witches 400 years ago. An innocent trip to the Castle Courtyard will land you in court and onto the cells where you will hear the tales of prisoners and authorities alike as you are transported into a world where a single accusation could change your life forever. Will you be found guilty or innocent?

The Pendle Witch Walk

An interactive promenade event

Gavel Scales

 

This event may require guests to stand for periods of time and walk on

uneven surfaces. | Suitable for ages 8+

Duration: 30 minutes

Price: £8

Times: 11:15am | 11:40am | 12pm | 12:25pm | 12:45pm | 1:10pm | 1:30pm | 1:55pm | 2:15pm | 2:40pm | 3pm | 3:25pm | 3:45pm. 

Demdike's Dungeon

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Join her in the depths

Dare you enter the darkness of the well tower and discover the diabolical deeds Demdike was accused of.

Join her in the depths of Lancaster Castle and sit a while as she tells you the tales of her past and the circumstance of her imprisonment in this cell.

This historical re-enactment is not for the faint hearted, as there may be other creatures that lurk in the darkness.

Duration: 15 minutes

Price: £3

Times: 11am | 11:30am | 12pm | 1pm | 1:30pm | 2pm | 3pm | 3:30pm | 4pm

 

This event has limited access and is not suitable for guests

with limited mobility. | Suitable for ages 10+

 

Broomstick Training

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Enrol in the Academy

Enrol in the Witches academy with Captain Cragg and Professor Stump as you take your very first tentative steps in the fine art of broomstick flying. Learn all the basics that a novice would need as you take aim for a gold star in your flying proficiency.

For those who prepay for this event by Monday 14th August, we will provide participants with their very own broomstick to take home with you. So take to the sky and sweep away the competition to become top of the class.

This fun and active workshop is suitable for Children ages 4+

 

Duration: 30 minutes

Price: £6

Times: 11am | 11:45am | 12:30pm | 2pm | 2:45pm | 3:30pm

Free Curiosities to uncover in the Castle Courtyard...

Come and discover what lies beyond the Castle Courtyard gates, all the following events are included in the Castle entry price which is just £1!

Little Witch Show

Everyone knows that witches hate dragons. Thats because dragons like witch for tea. Can you help the Little Witch come up with a magic spell that will save her from the angry red giant before it is too late?

This interactive, fun family friendly puppet show is great for kids old and young. Shout, laugh and chant along as the magic occurs in front of your very eyes.  

This event takes place every half an hour in the Castle Courtyard

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Bubble Bubble, toil and trouble the three sisters are at it again. Come and see Macbeths witches as they make a visitation to the castle and perform their famous scenes. Its Shakespeare with a diabolical twist as their premonitions come to pass again and they create their twisted potions and notions live in the Castle Courtyard.

This event takes place every half an hour in the Castle Courtyard

Witch Craft

Fancy your hand at some witch craft? Then you are more than welcome to visit witch craft corner to conjur up and create your very own witch accessories from hats to cats. Crafting will be supervised by our witch craft workers to assist and help with  your little ones.

This craft area will be available throughout the course of the day on Sunday only.

Witches Exhibition - Victim or Target?

Ailsa Read has spent several years researching the persecution of wise women as witches and in particular the injustices done to the Pendle witches. She has walked the 51-mile witches walk route believed to have been taken by the women from Barrowford to Lancaster Castle and has used her artistic skills to create a haunting, atmospheric exhibition which commemorates their lives.  

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See this exhibition up close in the courtyards of Lancaster Castle over the course of the weekend.

Treasure Hunt  available

at the courtyard box office

Can you  find all the black cats?

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Tickets are now only available at the courtyard box office on each day of this event, subject to availabilty. Tickets will be sold on a first come first serve basis, unless prior payment or booking has been arranged, thank you.

Tickets are now only available at the courtyard box office on each day of this event, subject to availabilty. Tickets will be sold on a first come first serve basis, unless prior payment or booking has been arranged, thank you.

Tickets are now only available at the courtyard box office on each day of this event, subject to availabilty. Tickets will be sold on a first come first serve basis, unless prior payment or booking has been arranged, thank you.

Tickets still available for this event

Tickets still available for this event

Tickets still available for this event