Duchy of Lancaster

The Duchy of Lancaster maintains a website on Lancaster Castle.

Visit the website at http://www.lancastercastle.com/ and reflect on the following questions. Please share your thoughts by posting a comment:

  • What parts of the Castle’s history are emphasised? Why do you think that is?
  • What strikes you about how the Castle is promoted as a tourist venue?
  • What does it mean for Lancaster Castle to have direct links with the Sovereign?

Further Reading

If you’re interested in the tensions between commitment to historical fact and the lure of satisfying visitors, take a look at Lettice and Lovage (1987) by the English playwright, Peter Shaffer. It tells the story of a tour guide who begins to enhance her tour script creatively to keep the attention of the visitors.

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This article is from the free online course:

Lancaster Castle and Northern English History: The View from the Stronghold

Lancaster University