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Lincoln Castle

Castle Hill, Lincoln LN1 3AA, England
+44 1522 554559
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The Castle That William Built

William the Conqueror was not the first to chose this location. The Romans were the first to build... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
via mobile
A must visit castle

Originally went to see the doomsday book and 1 of the 4 in existence original manga carta . Once... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
steven b
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Three great attractions. One great day out. Medieval Wall Walk. Victorian Prison. Magna Carta. Enjoy spectacular views across Lincolnshire from our completed Medieval Wall Walk. Visit the David P.J. Ross Magna Carta Vault and see one of only four remaining original Magna Carta along side the Charter of the Forest. Immerse yourself in the lives of prisoners and their daily routines in the Victorian Prison and see the unique separate system chapel. 1000 years of history - where it happened.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wall walk” (562 reviews)
“victorian prison” (617 reviews)
“magna carta” (1,381 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Castle Hill, Lincoln LN1 3AA, England
+44 1522 554559
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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

William the Conqueror was not the first to chose this location. The Romans were the first to build a fortress on this ground. There is so much history in this location that a one-day visit is not enough time. But it is an excellent beginning....More

Thank Clanmother
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Originally went to see the doomsday book and 1 of the 4 in existence original manga carta . Once there though we found facts out about the castles significance in England's struggles particularly the battle of Lincoln fair which strangely is not one of the...More

Thank steven b
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Lincoln castle is well worth a visit to see Magna Carta alone. We were very lucky that the Domesday Book was also on display when we visited - what an amazing double! we had a one-hour guided tour which explained some of the history -...More

Thank Autraliantraveller
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Lucky to visit at same time as the Domesday book - seeing it. A Magna Carta and Charter of the Forest was pretty cool (for a pair of geeky history lovers!). That said, grounds and walls are worth a visit and the Victorian Prison is...More

Thank Mr&MrsWilko
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The castle has so much history that it would take a good few hours to go through it by your self, but the clever people at the castle have very good guides that take all the hard work out of all the reading. A walk...More

Thank Nickyjc1951
Reviewed 2 June 2017

we visited the castle on a Wednesday, what a super castle this is, you can pay for a ticket to do everything or just visit the pieces of the castle you want to, it is free entry into the castle so you can go and...More

Thank steve F
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We arrived before it was open but went up to the crown court building within the castle and sat in on one of the trials for 30 minutes or so. An interesting start to the visit. We then took the audio tour of the walls,...More

Thank Lesley C
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Staying at ingoldmells decided to go somewhere different ended up at Lincoln castle absolutely fantastic had a guided tour with mike L who was fantastic and knew everything about the history of the castle went into the women and mens prison really amazing world recommend...More

Thank michelle b
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Fairly typical of most castles with some interesting bits. You are able to walk the castle walls completely, however a lot of the views through the castellations have been blocked out - one assumes for safety reasons. The prison is interesting. unable to visit the...More

Thank davecmh2016
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Went specifically to see the Doomsday book, but got so much more out of the day. From the guided tour to the walk around the walls, it was a wonderful experience. All the staff were really friendly and helpful.

Thank Chrissyd1012
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Questions & Answers
16 January 2018|
Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are open but we went in the week. best to check their website.
Christine H
5 January 2018|
Response from regor0321 | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry I cannot help you with your question only visited to view the castle
12 September 2017|
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Response from LincolnCastle | Property representative |
Good Morning, The majority of the attraction is accessible with lifts to our Medieval Wall Walk, Victorian Prison and Magna Carta Vault. The dimensions of our lifts are included in the accessibility statement which is... More