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Lancaster Priory | Lancaster


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Lancaster Priory | Lancaster

The 15th Century Priory and Parish Church of Lancaster standing by the Castle on the hill, overlooking the city, is built on the site of a priory, which was founded in 1094.


The interior is mostly medieval but has 13 centuries of history, evident from traces of a Saxon church, such as the Saxon doorway with Anglican cross fragments, 14th Century choir stalls, superb tapestries, and King's Own Memorial Chapel with historical regimental standards and battle honours.


The present building holds Viking ornaments, crusaders' coffins and part of Jacobean 'three-decker' pulpit. The Memorial Chapel holds arguably the most complete collection of Regimental Colours in the country.


The refectory and coffee shop offers light refreshments from Easter Monday until end October, Monday to Saturday from 10.30am.


Guided tours are available by arrangement. Open Monday - Saturday 9.15am-4.00pm (During winter they may be closed for lunch)


There is no admission charge, although donations are welcomed.