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Address: Castle Hill, Lincoln LN1 3AA, England
Phone Number: +44 1522 541173
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Now open after a £22 million renovation!

Magna Carta...

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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An interesting visit

Visited Lincoln for the first time to see our football team. Having a few hours to spare the next day before travelling home we decided to visit Lincoln Castle. We were very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited Lincoln for the first time to see our football team. Having a few hours to spare the next day before travelling home we decided to visit Lincoln Castle. We were very impressed with the way the whole place was presented. The wall walk with self guide was interesting, great views and we certainly learned a lot about the history... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This seem expensive but when you think about it not bad value. The up dated castle is good for most of a day. It is well presented and explained.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our trip to the castle was great. The castle wall has an old prison inside it, plus the Magna Carta. Lots to do.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Victorian prison is so interesting with stories of actual inmates. The chapel is very thought provoking and the only chapel like it in the world. You also get to see the Magna Carta, one of only four in the world and a film puts it into perspective. The walk around the walls is great, with fantastic views of the... More 

Thank Amanda J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited with teenagers and a youngster. Being used to Castles in Kent (Dover, Walmer etc) we were expecting a more robust castle! Whilst the grounds are reasonable well kept, the only 'castle' bit of interest was the wall walk. The magna carta exhibit was reasonably well done, but the highlight was the gaol with some fairly interesting bits and some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whilst in Lincoln we went to see the castle it was really interesting and there was lots to see all afternoon

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went with daughter and granddaughter enjoyed the castle walls walk amazing views and saw the magna carta also while we were there they had some actors recreating a jail story from the 1800s they were excellent the ok bit went for a coffee very expensive for coffees/teas also it is quite expensive to get in if there are 3 or... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had been looking forward to seeing the new interpretation around the Magna Carta exhibition, but was disappointed in the very dimly lit display ( understandable due to conservation reasons ) but no decent facsimile copy anywhere to view. The interpretive film seemed a bit dumbed down and there was too much background noise and echoes for effect, which made... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Walk around the castle walls and see stunning views of the cathedral. You can visit the old prison, and the Magna Carta exhibition. Buy a joint ticket for both the castle and cathedral. It offers a £3.00 discount at present plus a free second visit within 6 months of your initial visit. Staff are very informative and friendly.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Magna Carta is now housed in a special vault at Lincoln Castle. As I had seen the castle and prison on previous visits, I made a special trip to Lincoln to see this treasured and historic document, the basis of most of the modern world’s freedoms. Housed in an impressive custom built vault, where photography is forbidden, an excellent... More 

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