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Lincoln Castle

Castle Hill, Lincoln, England
01522 511068
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Ranked #16 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Most castles have stories about sieges and battles, but how many were also progressive prisons with a mixed population including children, a working law court and home of Magna Carta? - from next year anyway! We were lucky enough to have a special tour of the castle walls and soon to be open Victorian prison building and thoroughly recommend a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Second time I have visited. The first time was a freezing cold day in December but the tour guide Ken Moore kept our family group ranging in age from 78 to 6 entertained for over an hour.The second visit was last weekend, again a family group and again Ken Moore. Despite having heard the tour before, he manages to totally... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We live close to this and visit regularly. Many recent works going on. New venue for the Magna Carta this year when it returns to the uk. Prison well worth exploring. Strange set up of the LINCOLN CROWN COURT in the grounds. Prisoners may think they are going to the rope!

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harrogate
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18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Although we visited whilst it is undergoing some major refurbishments we could still walk around the garden and part of the wall. A very interesting couple of hours were spent looking around and getting to know it's history. We shall return when the complete refurb is done

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately due to major refurbishments in place not all the castle is available, however with our tour guide-Mark- the visit vas just perfect. He was knowledgeable, as you would expect, yet entertaining, full of stories and able to keep attention of my 7 year old daughter for more than an hour, which isn't easy task. I would recommend to all... More

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I have been to a few castles, but this is beautiful. They spend a lot of money on it and you can tell. At the time we went some of it was closed off as they were renovating it. It was a little pricey getting in. I would recommend a packed-lunch as there is a lovely patch of grass to... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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