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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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Interesting castle

Unfortunately we wanted to go when there was a display on so we had to pay the full price even though there was only an hour left until it closed and we only wanted to see the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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Southport, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent. So much to do and see. The Magna Carta exhibit, the grounds, the wall walk and the prison. Well worth a visit

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I grew up in Lincoln (many years ago) so the castle and Cathedral were a central part of our childhood lives. It was interesting to see how the £££s had been spent on a National Treasure. Cost £40.00 for a family tkt with a revisit option within 6 months within the price. Including the Cathedral. As we're only 25 miles... More 

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Bournemouth
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

All new castle wall walk is fantastic, the new Magna Carta vault is a must see. Lots to see and do, take one of the tours.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Really well laid out with proper walkways on the ramparts and fantastic views from the towers. Lovely cafe. Prison tour is very interesting.Well worth the money.Dogs not allowed.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit and we were not disappointed. We took the opportunity to see the Magna Carta and the accompanying film show to explain all about it was very good. The visit to the prison was great with enthusiastic guides in costume and happy to give us further insight into the workings of the place. The walk round... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to the newly restored Lincoln Castle, and we really enjoyed it. The views from the wall are amazing, with lots of photo opportunities. I was really intrigued by the Magna Carta exhibit and the audio-visual show, even though we had to queue to get in. The cafe gave very reasonably priced, tasty food. A very... More 

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Holmbury St Mary, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The castle has lots of interesting features, from a long walk around the battlements (beautifully restored) to the Magna Carta held in the central building. Lots of notices give good insight into the previous use of the castle

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Castle wall walkway was wonderful, you need a head for heights in some places, or just don't look down! Guide said a 30min walk we spent a good hour up there amazing & staff / volunteers so helpful.well done

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Went here bank holiday so was quite busy.nice atmosphere.there was a jousting event.birds of prey.people dressed up and showing how they used to turn wood,live,eat ect.walked round the castle wall.lovely views.the prison was done well,again with people dressed up and explaining how the system worked.went into the chapel.saw the Magna Carta there's a short film to watch if you wish... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately we wanted to go when there was a display on so we had to pay the full price even though there was only an hour left until it closed and we only wanted to see the Magna Carta and walk on the walls. i am sure it would have been great to go round it all but with just... More 

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