For centuries, the Duchy of Lancaster and its castle have remained the exclusive property of the crown. Its Royal heritage dates back to 1267 when Henry III gifted his son Edmund the 'county, honor, and castle of Lancaster'.
However, despite its prestigious history, there is another story for which the castle is more famous - the tragic and infamous tale of the mysterious Pendle Witches.
In the early 17th century, King James passed an act that deemed all acts of witchcraft punishable by death. This law was used by courts to rush through spurious trials that would bring in huge crowds. Many fell victim to these trials, and in 1612 nine men and women were hanged on dubious charges of witchcraft.
Explore the dark tale of the Pendle Witches from within the very walls that watched it unfold.