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Address: Castle Hill, Lincoln, England
Phone Number: +44 1522 541173
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Description: Reopening in April 2015 after a £22 million renovation! Magna Carta...
Reopening in April 2015 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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Very interesting visit

Brilliant place, a must see when visiting Lincoln! There is even access to the creepy dungeons which is very interesting as well as the beautiful garden area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Brilliant place, a must see when visiting Lincoln! There is even access to the creepy dungeons which is very interesting as well as the beautiful garden area.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited Lincoln Castle on a pre-view visit of the £22 million restoration. Wow it is fantastic and well worth a visit. It is free to enter the grounds. You pay to visit the prison, magna carter room and to walk the full 360 degrees of the castle walls from which the views are stunning and you can see for... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Visiting second time to city,as we are from a Magna Carta associated town we went ,to see the Lincoln Magna Carta,Great!!. NO Lincoln decide to renovate into 2015 ,well they only had 800 years to consider , what year shall we shut , I know 2015 no one is going to turn up, are they???? What a disaster for the... More 

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Wellingborough, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Had planned a weekend in Lincoln to visit the Cathedral and the Castle, so was most disappointed to find the latter shut, and nor can I find any obvious information on the web that reveals this fundamental fact. Hopefully may have another opportunity to visit the castle, but hugely disappointed. Fellow travellers, be aware.

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Lincoln C, Public Relations Manager at Lincoln Castle, responded to this review

We are sorry you had the disapointment of finding the Castle closed, we reopen on 1st April after an extensive investment to restore the Victorian Prison, Medieval Wall and create a new vault to house Magna Carta. We have advertised the closure on many websites and our customer service team are also aware along with the visitor information centre.There are... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

A great place to visit a full day of history . Fantastic views from the walkways of the cathedral . Check for events which are held often and well worth attending

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Very eerily quiet - staff obviously haunting to do and we're trying there best not to look bored! Food was great and staff were very friendly.

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Lincoln C, Public Relations Manager at Lincoln Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for the review but I think you may have reviewed the wrong place? Lincoln Castle is actually closed to the public until 1st April as part of a major refurbishment. Hopefully you will come and visit us soon, taste the good food we will be offering in Langton's cafe and who knows you may even get the vibes... More 

Heacham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

At the time of our visit, there was a large majority of the building closed for renovation, but we did manage to get up on the ramparts which allowed for great views of the cathedral and the surrounding area. I hope when the exhibitions and renovations are completed this will be a excellent addition an old quarter visit.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

It's unfortunate that the castle has needed to close for a few weeks, but this information is readily available on the Castle web site for anyone to see, so should not come as a suprise if you are planning a trip there, and the only reason the man on the gate has to keep turning people away, is because they... More 

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22 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Not sure whose bright idea it was to shut the castle in its entirety, but given that large areas, such as the wall and lawn are not being worked on, surely a small area could have remained open? We took a guest from Brazil to see the castle and cathedral. Felt a bit sorry for the man at the gate... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A great place to visit along with the Cathedral as it is so close. Looking forward to going again later this year as the castle wall walkway has been repaired and will be opening soon so you will be able to walk all the way round. On show will also be a copy of the Magna Carta in its own... More 

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