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Tattershall Castle

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Address: Sleaford Road, Tattershall LN4 4JR, England
Phone Number:
+44 152 634 2543
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Tattershall Castle proudly rises from the flat Lincolnshire fens; a...

Tattershall Castle proudly rises from the flat Lincolnshire fens; a survivor of conflict, decay and restoration. Built of red brick in an era of stone, this fortified manor is one of the earliest and finest surviving examples of English medieval brickwork. A past home to Lords, ladies, soldiers and cows, the castle was built by the Treasurer of England, Lord Ralph Cromwell in the 1440s and saved for the nation by Lord Curzon of Kedleston in 1911. Take the winding staircase, wander through vast echoing chambers and walk out onto the battlements revealing the beauty of the Lincolnshire countryside.

Eating and Shopping: Guardhouse shop selling hot and cold drinks, wrapped cakes, sandwiches, crisps, ice-cream, gifts and souvenirs. Picnics welcome.

Making the most of your day: Free audio guides for children and adults. Events throughout the year, including Easter Egg fun, medieval re-enactments, open-air theatre and Christmas market.

Accessibility: Site contains loose gravel paths (difficult for manual wheelchairs) and uneven grassy surfaces. Wheelchair access to the ground floor only. Access to the rest of the castle via a spiral staircase (149 steps) and steps to the basement.

Dogs: Welcome on leads in the grounds only.

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Nice place to visit

A regular visitor here as members of the National Trust. Just popped in for a coffee and as it was nice sat out on the picnic benches that are in the grounds. In the warmer... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Simon B
Boston, United Kingdom
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Boston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A regular visitor here as members of the National Trust. Just popped in for a coffee and as it was nice sat out on the picnic benches that are in the grounds. In the warmer weather they have deckchairs and directors chairs that you can relax in the shade of the trees. This is a very well kept place with... More 

Thank Simon B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Interesting but strenuous walk to the top but great views on a clear day when you get there! Not as much information as I would have liked but great church to visit for free next door with a shop and cafe with great cakes (the church, not the castle!)

Thank suemair
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We're long term members of the National Trust, and this was our first outing of 2017. It was sunny but cold outside - and just plain cold inside the castle! But that's absolutely fine. The welcome by the two staff on duty was perfect- just what we hope for in an NT property. The castle remains interesting, despite the fact... More 

Thank FredPittwood
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely historic castle, great character, lovely grounds and lovely views from the top can also see the Jets take off and fly over the castle and if your lucky may see the spitfire the boys loved it, had a few games the kids can try out inside the castle, was some lovely tapestries and a few bits of furnature.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely castle with beautiful grounds scheme we couldn't go inside to see it all as it is currently undergoing refurbishments. We intend to go back soon

Thank Raffa38
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very historic castle, with fantastic views when you manage to get to the top of the Castle. Not for the elderly

Thank juliewesson
Boston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tattershall Castle had an extremely interesting and chequered history since it was originally built as a Manor House by Robert of Tattershall in 1231. It was then re-built in brick rather than the stone of the original building by Lord Cromwell 3rd (Ralph) (who was the Treasurer of England), over a 20 year period, between 1430 – 1450. It is... More 

Thank Raymond S
Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Unfortunately, the castle was closed during my visit a couple of weeks ago, but I did get to walk around outside and got a few photos. It was so cool to see history still standing. Loved seeing the remains of a moat and everything! Very interesting place to visit an American, since we don't really have anything like it over... More 

Thank Allyson_86
Skegness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

a very fine building. We could not go in as it was closed during our visit. But a lovely walk around

Thank Roger1giles
Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

A great old building with remains of a moat. 165 steps to climb to the roof but you must try this. Views are fantastic on a clear day. Lincoln Cathedral and in the other direction Boston stump are seen in the distance. Interior is rather sparce. Kids may struggle to understand the purpose of some rooms. A multimedia video was... More 

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