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Lincoln Castle

Castle Hill, Lincoln, England
01522 511068
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Ranked #17 of 37 attractions in Lincoln
Type: Castles, Historic Sites
Description: Built by William I, this medieval fortress houses one of the only four surviving Magna Carta signed by King John.
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Some may be disappointed at the moment (till next summer) as the castle is having a major refurb for the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. However if you take the free guided tour you will not be disappointed. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and had a touch of humour. We will certainly return next year when the whole site will... More

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Deeside
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

There isn't a great deal to see but it cost two quid to get in so you can't really complain. You can walk a section of the wall and climb down into an oubliette which to be fair doesn't smell the best, I'm not sure if thats supposed to be the case or some visitors have been caught short :-0.... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

You had to pay to go into a castle that was mostly closed for renovations at the time !!! Looked great from the outside and was probably the best way to see it

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Had a fab tour guide today with a Mr Ken Moore - witty entertaining and charming - well informed and mostly made the tour a pleasure to do! Many thanks to him

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London, United Kingdom
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75 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The castle is undergoing a major renovation programme in time to re-open for the Magna Carta anniversary celebrations next year (when the fabled document itself returns to the Castle - it is currently on loan to Boston in the USA). Although only a small section of the castle wall and grounds are currently open they still warrant a visit and... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Lots of renovation work going on. Only a small part actually open to the public at present. We were repeatedly informed all work will be completed by April 2015. Still a fascinating place to visit though.

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The Castle area has a lot to offer and the tour guide is well informed and trained and is a volunteer.

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County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We are on holiday from Northern Ireland. I have waited a long time to visit the castle. I was let down with what I found. Most of the castle is closed for restoration. We got into one tower and a small part of the wall. The staff do inform you at the ticket desk of the closures however when you... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Most of the castle was closed for renovation, hence the cheap entrance fee. Once inside the walls, the atmosphere is calm, green and peaceful. The view of the cathedral from the one tower which was open was very impressive.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The Lincoln Castle is about a 2 kilometer walk from the Brayford waterfront (the happening place in Lincoln). It is a lovely walk on a cobbled road with shops and eateries on either side of the road, and most conveniently, vehicles are not allowed on this road. The road is a bit steep towards the end, so the castle makes... More

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