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Lincoln Castle

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Address: Castle Hill, Lincoln, England
Phone Number: +44 1522 541173
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Description: Reopening in April 2015 after a £22 million renovation! Magna Carta...
Reopening in April 2015 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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Whole thing closed.

Not sure whose bright idea it was to shut the castle in its entirety, but given that large areas, such as the wall and lawn are not being worked on, surely a small area could have... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Not sure whose bright idea it was to shut the castle in its entirety, but given that large areas, such as the wall and lawn are not being worked on, surely a small area could have remained open? We took a guest from Brazil to see the castle and cathedral. Felt a bit sorry for the man at the gate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A great place to visit along with the Cathedral as it is so close. Looking forward to going again later this year as the castle wall walkway has been repaired and will be opening soon so you will be able to walk all the way round. On show will also be a copy of the Magna Carta in its own... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lincoln Castle can be seen from afar, as well as Lincoln Cathedral. Both buildings are full of history and kept well. The castle is closed at the moment and is undertaking extensive restoration and excellent disabled facilities. I can't wait until the 1st April when it re-opens in all it's splendour with a new area to see both the Magna... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lincoln Castle is well worth a visit anytime of the year, not just for the Christmas market. 2015 is a special time for the Castle, as although closed until the beginning of April it will then have much more to see. The Victorian prison will be opened and it will be possible to walk the whole way round the castle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lincoln castle holds an enviable history seldom shared by better known buildings. It has been under siege twice, been the home of William the Conqueror and King John, the basis of the Magna Carta, the castle's dark history revolves around hundreds of years of stories of burning witches, hanging criminals and public executions. The castle retains the Crown Court for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As I write this, Lincoln Castle is undergoing a lot of work. The law courts are in the building at the far end. The castle site is sometimes used for filming - I've seen someone being filmed abseiling down the castle prison wall. Open air concerts and other events are held in the castle grounds at intervals. Worth a visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very interesting old prison, including the very special chapel. Really worth seeing. Magna Carta lives here. Very touching graveyard, but up lots of stairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A brilliant piece of architecture, if you do not visit the cathedral you have not been here! walks around the top are a delight and the way this place has been built is wonderful with a lot to see and offer especially the interior, today it would be too costly to build such a master piece, even here you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Recently attended a talk given a member of staff for Lincoln Castle & she confirmed that a heck of a lot of money has been spent on the castle up dating & creating brand new facilities here. When it re-opens for 2015, visitors will be able to use the inner lawns free. Other attractions will be chargeable. Visitors will be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

took my partner round the castle as they had never been before. was very nice but it will be a lot better when the works there is finished and you can see everything. still a good day out

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