Trip to Lancaster Castle 16th November 2013

The second of our one day trips using only a couple of our own cars proved to be a successful as the first. Rendezvousing at Lancaster South Services for a coffee we then set off for a pre-arranged tour of Lancaster Castle.

One and a half hours passed all too quickly as we were entertained, informed and educated by our excellent guide, Graham Kemp. After a light lunch in the cafe we walked down to view the Silverdale Hoard at The City Museum – a Viking hoard of silver discovered a couple of years ago and temporarily on view here.

Subsequent to a visit to the Priory, a few of us walked down to look at the remains of the Roman Bath House before driving to view John Rennie’s masterpiece of civil engineering – The Lune Viaduct which has recently been restored to its former glory.

With what appeared to be gridlock on the main road into Morecambe we took the ‘scenic’ route to enjoy tea and biscuits in the beautifully refurbished Midland Hotel before returning home for something to eat!

A thoroughly enjoyable day for eleven people (including our new overseas member) so perhaps we now ought to call ourselves ‘The International Friends of Pendle Heritage Archaeological Group’!