Local landmarks, global stories: the ‘glocal’ Lancaster history tour

Thursday 18 May 2023, 1:45pm to 4:00pm


Lancaster Castle, Lancaster, LA1 1YN

Open to

All Lancaster University (non-partner) students, Alumni, External Organisations, Public, Staff


Cost to attend - booking required

Registration Info

For full information, please see the RHC Events pages https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/regional-heritage-centre/events/

Ticket Price

Standard ticket £6.50 Current Friends and Patrons of the RHC £5.20

Event Details

An afternoon guided tour of nine Lancaster city centre locations with Dr Chris Donaldson and Dr Sunita Abraham.

This two-hour walking tour will be led by Dr Chris Donaldson (Lecturer in Cultural History in the Department of History at Lancaster University, and RHC Associate Staff) and Dr Sunita Abraham (Lecturer in Decolonisation, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Lancaster University). The tour will visit nine locations in Lancaster’s historic Castle Quarter and its surroundings. Together we’ll view some of the city’s most iconic sites and landmarks, and consider how Lancaster’s story links with histories that span from the Roman Empire to the British Empire. Along the way, we’ll discuss Lancaster’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade and contributions to the Industrial Revolution. We’ll also consider how the look and feel of the local environment has changed over the past 1,000 years.

Please note that transport to Lancaster Castle is *not* provided, and that there is no scheduled rest break. A variety of cafes are available for refreshments either before or after the tour if wished, including within the Castle courtyard and at the Storey Institute.

1.45pm-2pm Arrive outside the main entrance to Lancaster Castle (the John O’Gaunt gate), ready for the start of the walking tour.

2pm Walking tour of Lancaster City Centre taking in nine locations.

4pm End of event

Please wear suitable footwear – there are steps that may be slippery, also uneven and muddy terrain – and bring waterproof clothing/umbrellas in case of inclement weather. See overleaf for information on cancellations, refunds, accessibility and Health and Safety.

Getting to Lancaster Castle and Parking: Located near to Lancaster city centre, the castle is signposted from the M6 motorway. If travelling from the north visitors should exit the M6 at Junction 34, if travelling from the south they should exit at Junction 33. Lancaster Castle is located only 300 metres from Lancaster Railway Station; Lancaster Bus Station is just over half a kilometre from the castle. The nearest public car parking is at Dallas Road. For more information please visit the City Council's information page on car parks https://www.lancaster.gov.uk/parking/car-parks See www.lancastercastle.com for more information.

Contact Details

Name Ann Marie Michel