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Lincoln Castle

Address: Castle Hill, Lincoln, England
Phone Number: 01522 511068
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Ranked #16 of 26 Attractions in Lincoln
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Built by William I, this medieval fortress houses one of the only four surviving Magna Carta signed...
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner 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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England, UK
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77 reviews 77 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

It was our 1st visit for many months and still having its major re-furb and so can't wait to see it once its completed. Lincoln is so lucky to have such a great fine building

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35 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We came to Lincoln to mainly see the Christmas Market and the old Castle. I was expecting a bunch of 'look from a distance' ruins but was amazed at how the inside space was being utilised for this occasion. We also had a great chance to ride a nearby Ferris Wheel and at a height, saw how the castle was... More 

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Just a note to let people know the castle was closed during the 4 days of the Christmas Market 2014. Changes are taking place in the Castle which will be completed in early 2015, but this was not the reason for the Christmas Market close. I have heard that the Castle always closes during this time every year. I don't... More 

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Irmo, South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Was able to tour some of the interior of the castle while in town during the Lincoln Christmas market. Even with the crowds of people it was an interesting place to visit

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London, United Kingdom
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48 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Lincoln Castle was constructed in late 11th century by William of Normandy, aka William the Conqueror of England on the site of a pre-existing Roman fortress. The castle has not one but two mottes with the drawbridge (west gate), leading down the lower ground and the east gate has no drawbridge; it is said to be one of the most... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Looking good, but nothing to see until 2015 when the new experience will be opened. In the meanwhile it is a nice building with a free entry.

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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48 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The work will be completed by next April 2015.The copy of the Magna Carta will be moving here when the work is finished from the cathedral.The annual Xmas market uses the space but this year was disappionting as it could only have half the amount of stores so did effect the market as this is where the best stores tend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Another great place to visit in Lincoln , very interesting spaces and corridors ,you can get some publication materials that have a valuable and interesting information about the place and the history of the city .

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Lincoln
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

At the moment it is quite a good place to visit, with a dungeon to go down and a prison, which the kids will love. There is an awful lot of work taking place on the walls to enable you to walk right round. A new centre for the Magna Carta is under construction and next year there will be... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Entry fee was very cheap but this was due to a lot of the exhibits being refurbed. A walk along the wall was great with good views across the Lincoln. There was a tour going on which we joined and the lady leading the tour was really knowledgable and was enthuastic about the history which made for a very interesting... More 

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