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Address: Castle Hill, Lincoln LN1 3AA, England
Phone Number: 441522554559
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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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Definitely enjoyed the experience and learned a lot from the wonderful volunteers giving up their time to tell us about the history of the castle. I would recommend visiting here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Spalding, England, United Kingdom
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Steyning, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked the walls of the castle and had the audio guide to help us. It is worthwhile if the Magna Carta is available but not during our visit. If you combine the ticket with cathedral then it is slightly better value and you can come back again. Not sure if we will.

Thank Old60timer
Spalding, England, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely enjoyed the experience and learned a lot from the wonderful volunteers giving up their time to tell us about the history of the castle. I would recommend visiting here if you are in the area, would suggest fine weather though so you can enjoy the views over the cathedral and the rest of Lincoln.

Thank Adele262_13
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Firstly if you want to do this and the cathedral in one day, you have plenty of time. I would also suggest buying your tickets online before travelling. It was god value for money and easy to use. The prison is very interesting and really brings to life the conditions. There are lots of children activities in the different cells.... More 

Thank JenB1982
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The recently restored building hosting Magna Carter is impressive, the original copy of the document was loaned out when we visited but we still were charged full price to look at a photo copy, (it felt like paying full price to see Take That and only seeing a tribute band!) The prison is an impressive renovation of a building. The... More 

Thank Mike J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We purchased a joint ticket with the cathedral. We enjoyed the prison and the little shop. (bought a card and a fridge magnet) Unfortunately the Magna Carta was on holiday - away in a dark place until Easter. The film explaining how the Magna Carta came to be was, however, excellent.

Thank adobeKent
Briare, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Where to begin? This historic castle and the site it sits on is so steeped in history you really need plenty of time to take it all in. The adult price of 16 pounds might seem a bit steep but you also get access to the Cathedral and the excellent audio guide makes it all worth the money. The walk... More 

Thank David R
Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For anybody interested in history or in teaching their children about English history this place is a must. Although it would be nice they actually had the genuine Magna carter here instead if it being everywand anywhere other than here. Cheap and good value

Thank Mr-Pickwick1
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have lived in Lincolnshire all my life and was proud to walk around the new exhibition centre and castle grounds knowing that the city played such an important part in creating history. I will revisit with friends time and again.Well done Lincoln.

Thank Polly C
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic to see Lottery money being spent on something so worthwhile that so many people can enjoy. To see documents like the Magna Carta that are 800 plus years old is amazing and the way it is presented and displayed so any age can realise the significance of this document presented is brilliant. The castle itself has been rebuilt in... More 

Thank Paul R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went over to Lincoln castle and museum on sat 6th Feb it was a great day out plenty to see and do especially the male me female prison very educational even for children the walk around the wall about 1.8 miles with various steps to climb but well worth it as the views where amazing Mike greene

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