Sunday, 25 July 2010

Medieval prison’s future as an attraction

A historic prison which has operated in a castle for centuries looks set to close.


Lancaster Castle, parts of which date back to the 12th century, is thought to be the only prison and court still operating in a medieval castle.

But the building in the city centre is also a popular tourist destination and theatre venue, which is said to have become outdated and too expensive to maintain.

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