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Lincoln Castle

Castle Hill, Lincoln, England
01522 511068
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Ranked #19 of 38 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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Swansea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Was really disappointed to basically pay to see a building site. The only thing to do really was to go up onto the wall to see the view of the cathedral and beyond which was a great view to be honest. But having said that I think it will be great once the work is done.

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Brecon
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit, climb the tower and get a great view of the cathedral and bail area. Lots of places to drink and eat.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Most of the castle is being renovated. The best bit- the prison - is just a building site. It won't be properly open again until April 2015. We went today and decided not to pay to go in and the old lady on the gate was extremely rude to us. My advice is don't waste your money on paying the... More

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Durham
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

I know the castle is having major work renovations but even at a reduced rate of £2 each there is just nothing to do or even much to see, I'm sure it will be great when finished next year but all I saw was a court inside the grounds with suspected criminals smoking spitting while waiting for their court appearance!!!

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Purley, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Not much left of this castle, so quite cheap to go in. There was a guide who talked through how things were in days gone by. Interesting.

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scotland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Not so much to see at this time as major renovation in progress. Work to be completed in the New Year. I'm sure it will be worth the wait.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The Castle offers great views from the walls over the city, at present major building work taking place and the admission fee has been reduced to take account of this. A nice place to visit now, however I undertand that in June next year building works will be complete, and the full splendour of the Castle and the newly built... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

at present on loan in America,Our Magna Carta has a special place in Lincoln Castle .Worth a visit and since a walkway has been built inside the walls almost completed now,a great view of the city can be seen.Lots of history, with a recently excavated prison and much more to see within the walls.At present costs less to visit because... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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206 reviews 206 reviews
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

As other reviewers note, the majority of the castle is undergoing rennovation at the moment. That said there is an interesting tower to entr and deplore, a good section of wall to climb and a great view from this over the cathedral and town, brilliant for photo opportunities! Nice grounds to enjoy a picnic or cup of tea in, plus... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Lovely buildings, view and secenary. Only downfall is we visited while it was under construction, im sure it will be brilliant when they ate finished the repaires etc.

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