Lancaster Priory Web Site - A very useful site.  Has information on the history of the Priory and the Castle with lots of pictures and a timeline.

Lancaster Castle - Lancashire County Council's site.


North-West England

Old maps of Lancashire - Lancashire County Council has Speed's map of 1610, Yates' map of 1768 and Hennet's map of 1829 as well as 1:2500 first edition Ordnance Survey plans of c.1890 of several towns in Lancashire, and 1:10,560 (6 inch) plans of 1845 of Lancaster and Longridge.

MARIO - Maps and Related Information Online - many useful resources for the Lancashire local historian 

A History of the Lancaster Canal

The Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society

Centre for North-West Regional Studies - Based at Lancaster University the Centre runs an annual archaeology conference, local history seminars and study days.  It also has a range of publications dealing with the History and Archaeology of North-West England.

Hudson History - Publishers of Lancashire History Quarterly, Yorkshire History Quarterly and Industrial Heritage Journal.

Lancashire Local History Federation

Liverpool Museum Field Archaeology Unit



Time Team - The popular Channel 4 Archaeology programme.

Oxford Archaeology

Council for British Archaeology

Current Archaeology

BBC Online - History

English Heritage

Castles of Britain - a site dedicated to the study and promotion of British Castles.