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Address: Castle Hill, Lincoln LN1 3AA, England
Phone Number: +44 1522 541173
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Description: Now open after a £22 million renovation! Magna Carta - Victorian Prison...
Now open after a £22 million renovation! Magna Carta - Victorian Prison - Medieval Wall Walk Visit the David PJ 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 Separate System Chapel within the prison. Talk an audio Guided tour of the medieval castle walls, now with lift access you can see the stunning views of Lincoln and beyond.
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Expensive, but enjoyable

We particularly enjoyed the walk round the castle walls, excellent views. The prison was interesting. However, we have been to more interesting castles, which we felt were better... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Spilsby, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We visited historic Lincoln castle after it's major revamp costing in excess of £23 million, in my opinion it has been money well spent. On our visit there was an additional attractions based on Tudor times which added to the enjoyment where else would you bump into Henry Eighth. You can now walk right around the castle walls not only... More 

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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Ok just. Parking around the area is not good enough and eventually we parked about 2 miles away and uphill all the way with young kids. The experience itself is ok, but parking and food are important .. Why do cafes at places like this have to be so expensive and poncy, it's probably the rent they have to lay,... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We particularly enjoyed the walk round the castle walls, excellent views. The prison was interesting. However, we have been to more interesting castles, which we felt were better value. We had a shower of rain just as we got there and tried to shelter and under a building porch to be told b a surly man that it was only... More 

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Norfolk, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We visited the castle with 2 x 5 and 1 x 3 year old on a Saturday when they had an event day also - it was the Grand Tudor Royal Pageant. So we watched King Henry VIII and his wife arrive, there were horses with riding / battle displays, falconry displays, plays, a jester, music and dancing, along with... More 

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East Leake
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Just visited Lincoln Castle after its had over a one year facelift. Wow it's possibly the best UK attraction of its kind. After visiting the Magna Carta Vault we began the tour of the prison. It was mind blowing and information was presented in a state of the art fashion. Then we went on the 13.30 tour of parts of... More 

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I run quite a few trips and nothing has equalled Lincoln Castle for it's accessibility for all. There was no where that was off limits just because my friend was unable to go up and down steps. We were lucky enough to go on the day o the possession, it was great and something the who audience could take part... More 

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We bought the combined ticket for the cathedral as well and used the Tour Lincoln bus for a lift up the hill. Fascinating to see the Magna Carta documents and an informative audio-visual presentation beforehand. The Victorian prison is very interesting. There is a lift down to the Magna Carta vault and also in the prison but not to the... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

On the Sunday of the Magna Carts celebrations in Lincoln I went and walked the length of the complete Castle Walls enjoying wonderful views of Lincoln and close-ups of our amazing Cathedral. Included in the ticket price was entry into the Special Vault that houses one of only four original copies of Magna Carts, beautifully displayed. I also toured the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was well worth the visit. The Victorian prison was a great reconstruction and the views from the castle walls were amazing. When we were there they had a reconstruction of Henry VIII's visit to Lincoln in 1541 with his queen Catherine Howard. It was very well done.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed walking all round the castle walls on the newly completed walkway with lovely views of Lincoln, the cathedral and surrounding countryside. It was fascinating to see an original copy of the Magna Carta in a glass vault and to look round the Victorian prison within the castle walls. Worth paying a bit extra when visiting the cathedral to... More 

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Additional Information about Lincoln Castle

Address: Castle Hill, Lincoln LN1 3AA, England
Phone Number: +44 1522 541173
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lincolnshire  >  Lincoln
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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