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Local Landmarks, Global Stories – The ‘Glocal’ Lancaster History Tour

Local Landmarks, Global Stories – The ‘Glocal’ Lancaster History Tour

Time: Friday 19 April 2024, 12:45pm to 3:00pm

Location: Lancaster Castle, Lancaster, LA1 1YN

Registration required HERE

A two-hour afternoon walking tour on 19 April led by Dr Chris Donaldson (Lecturer in Cultural History and RHC Co Director) and Dr Sunita Abraham (Lecturer in Decolonisation, Faculty of Arts and Sciences) taking in nine locations in Lancaster’s historic Castle Quarter and its surroundings.

Our knowledgeable guides will take you on a unique exploration of the city’s past. Together, we’ll explore the interplay between the local and the global, uncovering stories that connect Lancaster with the wider world. The tour will visit nine locations in Lancaster’s historic Castle Quarter and its surroundingsAs we wander, we’ll learn how Lancaster’s story links with histories that span from the Roman Empire to the British Empire. You’ll hear about Lancaster’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade and contributions to the Industrial Revolution. Whether you’re a local history enthusiast or simply curious about Lancaster’s past, this tour promises to be a captivating experience that will leave you with a deeper appreciation for Lancaster’s links with the wider world.

Please note that transport to Lancaster Castle is *not* provided, and there is no scheduled rest break. Places will be limited to 20, so please book early.

· The tour will follow a route that includes sections of uneven, unpaved and potentially slippery paved surfaces.

· The tour will take place outside. Please dress appropriately for the weather (e.g., wear appropriate footwear for walking outdoors).

12.45pm-1pm Arrive outside the main entrance to Lancaster Castle (the John O’Gaunt gate), ready for the start of the walking tour.

1pm-2.30 Walking tour of Lancaster City Centre taking in nine locations.

3pm End of event

Getting to Lancaster Castle and Parking: Located near to Lancaster city centre, the castle is signposted from the M6 motorway. If travelling from the north visitors should exit the M6 at Junction 34, if travelling from the south they should exit at Junction 33. Lancaster Castle is located only 300 metres from Lancaster Railway Station; Lancaster Bus Station is just over half a kilometre from the castle. The nearest public car parking is at Dallas Road. For more information please visit the City Council’s information page on car parks https://www.lancaster.gov.uk/parking/car-parks See www.lancastercastle.com for more information.