SD4761 : Lancaster Castle

taken 3 years ago, near to Lancaster, Lancashire, Great Britain

Lancaster Castle
Lancaster Castle
Lancaster Castle, often known as John O' Gaunt's Castle is one of the most historically fascinating surviving buildings in the country. Its beginnings date back to Roman times when, from its commanding position on the hill overlooking the town of Lancaster and the River Lune, it stood as a bastion against the marauding forces of the ancient Picts and Scots tribes.

Owned by The Duchy of Lancaster (Her Majesty the Queen is the Duke of Lancaster), the castle has witnessed scenes of significant historical, cultural and political impact throughout the centuries. These include incidents of religious persecution, the trials of the 'Lancashire Witches' and 200 executions for everything from murder to stealing cattle.

Until 2011 it was a fully functioning HM Prison and today it is a magnificent 'living' monument, offering a glimpse into England's often dark past through tours and special events enjoyed by modern day visitors of all ages.
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SD4761, 795 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 9 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Place (from Tags)
Lancaster 
Primary Subject of Photo
Castle 
Former (from Tags)
Prison 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 4739 6180 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:2.9678N 2:48.3017W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 4741 6176
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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