Lancaster Castle opens up

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The Duchy of Lancaster is opening Lancaster Castle to the public to invite people to view its plans for its future use.

Proposals drawn up in conjunction with heritage experts Malcolm Reading Consultants will be on display in the former prison visitor’s centre.

Making the most of Lancaster Castle’s potential as a new tourist attraction and providing a boost to the local economy, the plan is to transform the castle complex into a lively mixed-use urban quarter while maintaining its important historic and judicial functions.

The court service will remain, while new uses will include administrative facilities for the Duchy of Lancaster, a visitor attraction, a boutique hotel and arts and performance spaces.

Visitors to the public exhibition will be able to view the proposals and be encouraged give their feedback.

Representatives from The Duchy of Lancaster, which owns Lancaster Castle, and Malcolm Reading Consultants will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the proposals in depth.

Running over four days, the public consultation will run on the following dates: Tuesday October 30 from 10am to 5pm, Wednesday October 31 from 10am to 7pm, Thursday November 1 from 10am to 7pm, Friday November 2 from 10am to 5pm.

Visitors will enter through the John O’Gaunt Gate. The information will also be available through a dedicated website launched on October 30