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Tattershall Castle

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Address: Sleaford Road, Tattershall LN4 4LR, England
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tattershall Castle proudly rises from the flat Lincolnshire fens; a...

Tattershall Castle proudly rises from the flat Lincolnshire fens; a survivor of conflict, decay and restoration. Built of red brick in an era of stone, this fortified manor is one of the earliest and finest surviving examples of English medieval brickwork. A past home to Lords, ladies, soldiers and cows, the castle was built by the Treasurer of England, Lord Ralph Cromwell in the 1440s and saved for the nation by Lord Curzon of Kedleston in 1911. Take the winding staircase, wander through vast echoing chambers and walk out onto the battlements revealing the beauty of the Lincolnshire countryside.

Eating and Shopping: Guardhouse shop selling hot and cold drinks, wrapped cakes, sandwiches, crisps, ice-cream, gifts and souvenirs. Picnics welcome.

Making the most of your day: Free audio guides for children and adults. Events throughout the year, including Easter Egg fun, medieval re-enactments, open-air theatre and Christmas market.

Accessibility: Site contains loose gravel paths (difficult for manual wheelchairs) and uneven grassy surfaces. Wheelchair access to the ground floor only. Access to the rest of the castle via a spiral staircase (149 steps) and steps to the basement.

Dogs: Welcome on leads in the grounds only.

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Interesting with fabulous views

The staff we were greeted by were extremely friendly and cheerful, and the grounds are stunningly kept. Each floor of the castle is accessed via a spiral staircase and when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff we were greeted by were extremely friendly and cheerful, and the grounds are stunningly kept. Each floor of the castle is accessed via a spiral staircase and when walking around there is plenty of historical information and artificacts to keep you interested. When you reach the top, on a good day you can see for 20/30 miles or... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The castle has quite a history, but after 200 years of neglect after the civil war followed by some heavy duty early 20th century restoration there's not a lot of the original to appreciate - it struck me as more the kind of ruin that English Heritage specialise in, TBH. Using very audible tablet-based audio guides, rather than ones with... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely day at Tattershall Castle. The weather was beautiful so the view from the top was glorious. There are four floors and 150 steps to get to the top, so you need to bear that in mind. Plenty of information in each room/level. On the walk back to the car park is a church which is worth a look.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here with my two young children. I didnt get an audio tour as my son has the attention span of a goldfish. The castle itself is not pram friendly so I put the little one in a baby carrier and off we went to explore. There's victoria games on the first floor which we had fun playing and... More 

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Thank Isobel P
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

was at tattershall lakes for music festival and decided to walk to the castle ,so glad we did full of information and history.well worth a visit .

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ipswich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting place. We took the audio with us but was hard to hear over others audio tablets. Lovely well kept castle. In such great condition, lovely rooms. You could easily imagine each room as it was back then. Loads of stairs so be prepared. Very high up and lovely views.

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Royston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent an afternoon here and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Make sure you have the audio guide which we found very interesting and informative. Many steps to get to the top of the tower and steep down to the cellar. Unsuitable for the infirm however plenty of benches to rest on while the more active enjoy the tower.We watched the aircraft... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are interested in English history and you like trying to see what it was like years a go the Tattershall Castle is an absolute must! It has everything (and may soon have a cafe). The castle is so interesting and, although it is not exactly like it was, the castle really takes you back to how it might... More 

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Turned up here the other day, admittedly at the end of the day, depending on who's watch you looked at it was 3:58pm or 4:02pm and last entry was 4pm, so we appreciated we were cutting it fine but had been on a day out in the area and thought a quick look here would finish things off perfectly..... Went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fabulous place to see many years of history, which has been fabulously kept open by the National trust. Falconry display was being hosted in the gardens, which was superb. Great exercise to climb to the top, views were stunning from the top!

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