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This content is taken from the Lancaster University's online course, Lancaster Castle and Northern English History: The View from the Stronghold. Join the course to learn more.

What next?

We hope that you have enjoyed learning about Lancaster Castle and its significance in the history of northern England. There are various ways in which you can continue to develop your knowledge.


The Regional Heritage Centre at Lancaster University runs an annual programme of Study Days covering the history of north-west England. These are accessible events aimed at adult learners.

You can read more about our upcoming events and look at the annual programme for 2018–19.

Should you wish to pursue a more in-depth form of study, the History department at Lancaster University runs courses at BA and MA level.


A good way to learn more about the topics covered in this course is to visit historic sites. Top of your list should be a tour of Lancaster Castle!

The Duchy of Lancaster, working in partnership with Lancaster University’s Information Systems Services, has launched a web-based digital and virtual reality tour of the castle.

A number of other locations have featured in the course. Please ensure that you check their websites to ascertain when these sites are open to visitors:

Lancaster City Museum
Lancaster Priory
The Furness peninsula
Furness Abbey
Whalley Abbey
Samlesbury Hall
Pendle Hill
Judges’ Lodgings
The Royal King’s Arms

We hope that you enjoy exploring Lancaster and the surrounding region.

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

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