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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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Excellent wall walk

Wonderful walk around the walls. Amazing views of Lincolnshire, old town and cathedral. Recent modernisation has really enhanced the visitor experience..

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Shaw, Oldham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My partner and I visited the castle in August 2015 and were very impressed with the whole experience. We firstly took a walk around the castle walls making use of the free modern audio tour handsets, which gives you lots of interesting information. We think it was Rob Brydon doing the commentary. There are great views of the cathedral and... More 

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scunthorpe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

visited during the magna carter celebrations, castle is impressive and the castle wall walk well worth it the views of the cathedral and surrounding countryside are fantastic. The actual Magna Carter itself was a little underwhelming. It was a family fun day when we were there and my 3 year old grandson thoroughly enjoyed all the activities. Well worth a... More 

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was money very well spent, both by us and also by Lincs CC. The quality of the presentations was excellent and level of activities for children under 12 was spot on. The renovations have really opened up a part of Lincoln I had previously avoided. My niece and nephew learned such a lot from the wide variety of different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We took our time on the wall walk, listening to all the interesting history on the free audio, then we went on a guided walk with Bill Codd which was excellent. Taking advantage of the free future visit, we returned the following day and spent a lot of time going round the Victorian Jail (perfect while it rained) and thoroughly... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Just undergone a massive refurbishment and restoration, with the walls now walkable. This is an iconic Brtish Castle and a must see for visitors. Walk up Steep Hill to the Bailgate area, look at the Cathedral but then walk across Castle Square to the gates. Also view the Victorian Prison and still active Court inside the walls. On a weekday,... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Wonderful walk around the walls. Amazing views of Lincolnshire, old town and cathedral. Recent modernisation has really enhanced the visitor experience..

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Stokesley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The castle is well worth a visit, especially combined with a visit to the cathederal. The walk around the walls provides splendid views of the town, surrounding country and the Minster. Both venues offer additional visits within the ticket price so good value if you live nearby.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I have visited the castle many times. I just wanted to see the new improvements. I was not disappointed, all the repairs and modifications have be tastefully done the new parts are clearly defined from the old historic parts. The wall walk was my outright favorite, nice to be able to go right around now.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I have visited many castles some good some bad, this castle in Lincoln was a odd one. The ramparts was ok to walk around you got lovely scenes and of the cathedral, the tower i found was a little claustrophobic climbing up and down. The best part was the lovely lady who gave the tour, she was... More 

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Bourne, Lincs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

The money spent on this renovation has been well worth it. The prison is a brilliant place to go with lots of interactive activities to keep everyone amused, the Magna Carta exhibition doesn't take long but it's worth sitting through the short film and the walk around the walls offers great views, especially of the nearby cathedral. Will definitely be... More 

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