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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.

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.

August 1612, twelve women and men were charged with the murders of ten people by means of witchcraft, all but two were tried at Lancaster Assizes. The Pendle Witch Walk returns with a new immersive journey to take you on, meet characters of the past and explore the story of the Lancashire Witches in the heart of its history at Lancaster Castle.

The Pendle Witch Walk

An interactive promenade event

 

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

uneven surfaces. | Suitable for ages 6+

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

Demdike's Dungeon

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 for a historical re-enactment, not for the faint heart. Sit a while as she tells you the tales of her past and the circumstance of her imprisonment in this cell.

Duration: 15 minutes

Price: £3.50

Times: 10am | 10:30am | 11am | 11:30am | 12pm | 12:30pm | 1:30pm | 2pm | 2:30pm | 3pm | 3:30pm | 4pm

 

This event has limited access and is not suitable for guests

with limited mobility. | Suitable for ages 10+

 

Broomstick Training

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. 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: £5

Times: 12pm | 1pm

Free Curiosities to uncover in the Castle Courtyard...

 

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.

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The Little Witch Trail

An adventure Awaits

Take a magical journey around the walls of the castle and help a trainee witch and her friends find the ingredients for a super special spell. Filled with fun and adventure this event is perfect for primary age children and their families.  

Duration: 30 minutes

Price: £5 (1 free adult ticket with every ticket sold).

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

This fun and active promenade event takes place outside the Castle gates and is suitable for Children ages 4+

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

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Willam Wands

The only wandmaker in the magical Ribble Valley is joining us in the Castle courtyard. Willam Wands uses unique found timber to craft 9-12 inch wands and a range of staffs. Come and see traditional craft woodturning in action or join him at his rune making table. William will have a range of robes, cloaks and headwear to try, along with a magical collection of wands and staffs to purchase.

Rune craft and dress up station is included in the £1 entry

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More to be revealed...

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