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Address: Sleaford Road, Tattershall LN4 4DD, England
Phone Number: +44 152 634 2543
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Really impressed with this lovely National Trust property. I am a NT member but the entry charge is modest for those who are not and it is well worth paying to visit. There are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with a young family, not very big and walked round it slowly but didn't take long. Kids enjoyed it but the adults were a bit bored after half an hour.

Thank MarkAustin1
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really impressed with this lovely National Trust property. I am a NT member but the entry charge is modest for those who are not and it is well worth paying to visit. There are 142 spiral steps but it is not necessary to tackle them in one go as there are several floors to explore on the way up to... More 

Thank Happytripper14
Telford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was visiting my sister-in-law who lives nearby decided to visited the castle as I am in National Trust it is a lovely place to visit lovely fire places inside climbed to the top of castle which is well worth it fantastic views from the top also not to be missed is a visit to the gift shop!

Thank Lesley E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

High standards expected of National Trust sites. You get what you pay for and the annual membership is dragging us to some amazing places. Tattershall Castle is in fantastic shape and has a very interesting history. Plenty of interaction for the young kids with games and TV presentations. The climb to the top is hairy with a family of 5... More 

Thank John M
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this on a whistle stop tour of Lincolnshire. Climbed to the top of the tower for views over the surrounding countryside. There are plenty of information boards within the castle and despite being in the middle of a town, I found it a very peaceful place to visit. The local church was also very interesting.

Thank emuslushy
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the castle on 24th September. Been meaning to visit for the last 8 years. We weren't disappointed. Excellent place and such an interesting history. Views from the top are worth the visit alone. Good value for money. Take a picnic lovely grounds wish we had. A must for anyone in the area to visit.

Thank Deborah_lane1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice day out at Tattershall castle with my boyfriend. Interesting place to visit. Spitfires were also flying around and could see people wakeboarding on nearby lake. Plenty of space to park and there's a nice quiet church next door selling tea and cake for £2.

Thank Rebecca H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went on the NT open day so it was free, I'm not too sure it would be worth the entrance fee unless the money specifically goes on the up keep / restoration of the castle as opposed to turning a profit. Feel like they are missing a trick by not decorating some of the rooms, you are basically just... More 

Thank MilliReview
Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to be staying near to the castle during a heritage weekend, so entrance was free. I don't think I would have wanted to pay to visit, as not being to well, I am not fit enough to visit all the floors, or get see the views from the top. We looked around the ground and first... More 

Thank landmbrad
Powys, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

This little delight is just around the corner from where my son lives and we are drawn to it each time we visit. It is a small but interesting place to visit. lots of steps to the top so not for those who have difficulty walking.

Thank kim n

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