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Review of Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle
Ranked #2 of 78 things to do in Lincoln
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Owner description: 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.
Basingstoke
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Work in progress”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

For the remainder of 2014 and early 2015 the Castle is in the middle of extensive works, this means swathes of the Castle are not passable. The entrance fee currently £2 reflects this and the staff at the entrance stress the fact and point out the areas that you will be able to see and what you won't. Free tour guide inside the Castle means that for the price of an ice cream you won't be short changed.

Visited July 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lincoln Castle... a castle with a difference”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Most castles have stories about sieges and battles, but how many were also progressive prisons with a mixed population including children, a working law court and home of Magna Carta? - from next year anyway! We were lucky enough to have a special tour of the castle walls and soon to be open Victorian prison building and thoroughly recommend a visit to the castle... perhaps they'll have found out who the recently discovered buried Saxon bodies may have been by the time you visit... a mystery, and one of many stories you'll discover when at Lincoln Castle... and its very reasonably priced too!

Visited July 2014
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7 reviews
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“Excellent place to visit”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Second time I have visited. The first time was a freezing cold day in December but the tour guide Ken Moore kept our family group ranging in age from 78 to 6 entertained for over an hour.The second visit was last weekend, again a family group and again Ken Moore. Despite having heard the tour before, he manages to totally absorb his listeners in the history of the castle. This group had a younger age range but even the three year old listener enjoyed himself. Even better, the family entrance fee was £5.20 - even though parts of the castle are closed for renovation Ken brings the history of the place to life. Would definitely recommend

Visited July 2014
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lincoln's history”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We live close to this and visit regularly. Many recent works going on. New venue for the Magna Carta this year when it returns to the uk. Prison well worth exploring. Strange set up of the LINCOLN CROWN COURT in the grounds. Prisoners may think they are going to the rope!

Visited July 2014
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great place to look around”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Although we visited whilst it is undergoing some major refurbishments we could still walk around the garden and part of the wall. A very interesting couple of hours were spent looking around and getting to know it's history. We shall return when the complete refurb is done

Visited July 2014
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