This castle was used as a prison and much of it is not open to the public. A limited guided tour takes place most days.
ancaster Castle was built on the remains of a Roman camp next to the River Lune by Roger de Poitou shortly after the Norman Conquest. William the Conqueror awarded Lancaster and the surrounding land to Roger in thanks for his assistance with the invasion. The award was known as the 'Honour of Lancaster'. Roger may have constructed the keep of the castle by 1090.
Construction of keep at Lancaster Castle by Roger of Poitou. ¹
3D Virtual Reconstructions
Transport yourself back up to a thousand years and explore historical buildings as they may have appeared in the past. Built using the popular game development tool Unity 3D, these reconstructions will run in the most of the popular web browsers on your desktop or laptop computer.
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Selection of references used:
1. Colin Platt, Medieval England, ISBN:0-7100-8815-9