Lancaster Crown Court

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The Castle

Write to us:

The Law Courts
Openshaw Place
Ring Way

Additional information

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Opening times

Court open

Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm

Telephone enquiries answered

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Counter open

Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm (at Preston Combined Court)


01772 844 700
Witness service
0300 332 1244

Building facilities

If you have a disability and need help coming to a hearing, please contact 01772 844 700.

No parking

There are no parking facilities at this building.  Disabled parking can be provided bit only by prior arrangement (please contact 01524 64999 to discuss your needs).  A limited number of on-street pay and display spaces are located at the front of the Castle, but with a maximum stay of 2 hours.   There are 3 public car parks within 300m of the Castle entrance: 1) Railway Station Car Park, LA1 5NW 2) Parksafe Car Park, LA1 1EQ 3) Dallas Road Car Park, LA1 1LD

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome in this building.

Hearing Loop

Hearing enhancement facilities are available in this court.

Security arch

For safety and security, all users and their possessions will be searched by security when they enter the building.  Please alert the security officer if you have a pacemaker.

Translators or Interpreters

Get an interpreter at a court or tribunal.

Lancaster Crown Court

This location handles

  • Crime

  • Single justice procedure

Court codes for legal professionals

Crown Court location code: 409

DX: 702660 Preston 5

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