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Tattershall Castle

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Address: Sleaford Road, Tattershall LN4 4DD, England
Phone Number: +44 1526 342543
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On the way on to see AVRO Lancaster in East Kirkby RAF airfield i popped in this lovely medieval castle. Part of National Trust and really nice experience. If you have the opportunity to visit the place it is suitable for whole family.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very pretty place to visit easy car parking and lots of help with directions. The market itself was a little dissapointing 2 small tents and only possible to walk around as if in a queue so couldn,t realy stop to look at the stalls. It was definatly not mobilty friendly as only deep gravel paths otherwise a nice place... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a must to visit not really into things like this but enjoyed it,the view is awsome and watching the jets is a extra treat.

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

We were on holiday nearby for October half-term and are members of National Trust and were looking for places of interest to visit. On entering there is a lovely little church which were holding crafts for young children and you could have a look around and a cup of tea/coffee and cake etc in the little cafe area. Dogs were... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The area around Tattershall Castle is excellent. The castle itself, with it's keep pretty much intact is well worth a visit. The interiors are a little bare, but what is there is well worth seeing, and the views from the top are magnificent.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Had the pleasure to visit over this weekend just gone. My wife and I were in the area and without purposely traveling to the castle we came across it Unknowingly as we were on route to another location. What a gem it was to find. It was a fantastic piece of history to explore. The building is in great condition... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Tattershall Castle is a well preserved site dating from several centuries ago. The castle affords wonderful views over the Lincolnshire countryside.

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Fawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Believed to have it's origins as a stone castle, Richard Cromwell rebuilt this castle using brick, so quite interesting historically. There isn't a great deal to see interior wise, but if you can make it up to the top, the views of Tattershall Lakes and the surrounding countryside are good. RAF Coningsby regularly sends up Typhoons and Tornados to add... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

A Halloween themed trail meant a step through this historic building. Clean grounds, dog kept on a lead and a reward for the children at the end. Will return with a picnic in the summer. Ideal for National Trust Members.

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