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Lincoln Castle

Castle Hill, Lincoln, England
01522 511068
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Ranked #13 of 35 attractions in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We have visited the castle on several occasions, the themed weekends are especially good e.g. Victorian, Medieval. There is always something different to see especially the prison block which is being excavated at the moment with a grand opening sometime in 2015.

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Nottinghamshire
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We were the first visitors to enter at 10:00 and it was only £2 to get in as they are having a load of work done. We put our names down for the wall tour at 12:30 (limited spaces). We had a good look round and took in some rays, it was 17 to 18 °C but felt warmer inside... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I live in Lincoln and definitely say the castle is well worth a visit despite the renovation work going on. It is in a lovely part of Lincoln, close to the Cathedral and Steep Hill, Bailgate area where there are lots of lovely restaurants, tea rooms and 'posh' shops. There are often events going on in the grounds, so good... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The castle is excellent and contains archaeology from pre-Norman times right up to one of the earliest Pentonville style prisons. The walls are accessible and it has very pleasant grounds for a stroll or sit down on a nice day.

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Harpenden
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely castle with a great History. It was a reduced entry price because of all the building works/repairs going on. I only had one moan. We went on the tour and the tour guide was not very good. He was not very engaging and waffled so much that he turned a normal 1hr 10min talk into 2... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

the castle is amazing and there is alot of space for the children to run around and play in. it gets a bit tiring walking up the steps but its all worth it in the end. i reccomend it

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Lincoln
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful location in the uphill quarter of Lincoln. The plans for the new display area and the Magna Carta are excellent. Even with the renovation work going on it is interesting. One reviewer says locals 'see it as being there' but we do recognize the part the castle has played in the local history and the national situation. There is... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Lincoln castle is great on a sunny day. The wall walks are good, with excellent views of the surrounding countryside, and Lincoln Cathedral. There is lots of open space, a Victorian prison building you can go round and one of the few remaining copies of the Magna Carta, but there isn't a lot to see inside if the weather is... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

A place everyone you have to visit! Historical beautiful site with grounds to roam around in to take the view in

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A very interesting place and lovely grounds for a picknick.My grandchildren loved it and found it very interesting.

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