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Good Old Building

We had added this building as a place to visit, but found it was not open to the public. Another... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Brian P
Cardiff UK
A beautiful Georgian building

This elegant building is next to The Castle. Unfortunately, I was told it has been a victim of... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
Roland D
London, United Kingdom
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The Judges’ Lodgings is Lancaster’s oldest town house and a Grade One listed building. Originally home of the Keeper of Lancaster Castle, Thomas Covell, it later became a residence for the ‘Hanging Judges’ when they visited Lancaster Castle for the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Church Street, Lancaster LA1 1YS, England
+44 1524 32808
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

We had added this building as a place to visit, but found it was not open to the public. Another historical build we are denied the right to visit. If there are problems with cuts surely a admission fee would help to keep it open....More

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 3 August 2018

This elegant building is next to The Castle. Unfortunately, I was told it has been a victim of local authority belt-tightening and not been open for two years. There is the possibility that it may be opened next year.

Thank Roland D
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Could only view from the outside, which was a shame - just had to use our imaginination to envisage the inside !

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Closed to individual visitors. No prior closure notice given. I went here but was thwarted. Another example of a failing Lancaster Council. Why advertise this place if it is not open to individual visitors?

1  Thank Dornick
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Wasn't open , only allows pre booked school trips . Since I am no longer of school age that rules me out ! I am told it it worth a visit .

2  Thank JohnyC58
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

This is the text of the review I tried to post about my visit on 26/27 November. Rejected apparently because I was quoting third party sources and other reviews “Accommodation for assize judges. More recently a museum with fine Gillow furniture. Now closed due to...More

1  Thank johnwQ1928NJ
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Spectacular Georgian House where judges working in Lancaster used to stay. Great architecture and steeped in history.

Thank JohnTripAdviser
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This residence was the former Judge's lodgings where circuit judges would stay while visiting Lancaster to hold courts. Its well worth a visit as part of all Lancaster attractions and great friendly staff, but its a little unexciting when compared to other attractions in the...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

Visited on a Saturday afternoon of 1 July 2017, but there was a sign on the door of the museum stating that it is closed to all but pre-arranged school parties. A pity.

1  Thank myjlcr
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Went with my old school for a Victorian style trip it was really fun and loads to look at but we had to wear really weird cloths good for families and schools.

Thank Harry W
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