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Lincoln Castle

Castle Hill, Lincoln, England
01522 511068
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Ranked #14 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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Burscough, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

We visited during a day trip to Lincoln. The man at the ticket office explained that the castle is currently undergoing extensive renovation and that we would only be able to access the grounds and a small section of the wall. The reduced ticket price reflected this. The court was sitting the day we visited so we weren't able to... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

As my partner comes from Lincoln she took me to the castle. Although it still stands parts of the inside have been demolished, You still have the walls some of which are now collapsing and the towers to look round but be aware there are lots of narrow twisty steps to climb in the towers. The dungeons still exist as... More

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

cannot believe some of the reviews here,visited castle on easter sunday and was told when getting tickets that there was some renovation going on so enquired whether there was still enough to keep a family of 4 occupied and was told there was. Well if you call a field surrounded by a wall of which there is only 100m still... More

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed our visit on the 20th April 2014! we were in Lincoln on a day visit and we managed to make it up the hill! So we went to see if we could get into the castle! was a bargain for the four of us, two adults, a child and a infant so £5.20 for us all to get in.... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Visited on a Lincolnshire weekend, currently having extensive building work will be finished summer 2015, will revisit then

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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

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

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 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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

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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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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