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Lincoln Castle

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Address: Castle Hill, Lincoln LN1 3AA, England
Phone Number: 441522554559
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Three great attractions. One great day out. Medieval Wall Walk. Victorian...

Three great attractions. One great day out. Medieval Wall Walk. Victorian Prison. Magna Carta. Enjoy spectacular views across Lincolnshire from our completed Medieval Wall Walk. Visit the David P.J. 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 unique separate system chapel. 1000 years of history - where it happened.

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Myself and partner visited the castle on Saturday. I had visited before with my young son, so was interested to see how it had changed. The castle grounds are free to enter, we... read more

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Myself and partner visited the castle on Saturday. I had visited before with my young son, so was interested to see how it had changed. The castle grounds are free to enter, we had to buy our tickets from the gift shop, which wasn't ideal as it was cramped and there was a large queue of people. However, the staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited after buying a joint ticket for the cathedral and castle (priced at 16 pounds). The magna carta exhibit was wonderful and the cinema explained perfectly what we were seeing. The victorian prison was very informative also. The wall walk was superb - beautiful views over lincoln and the surrounding countryside.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We finally visited Lincoln Castle, a place the company I work for has done a lot of work. From something I look at every day on our brochures, actually seeing it and walking around was fab! We was lucky enough to see the poppy tour which we have also seen in London and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Seems we are following... More 

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Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You do not need to purchase any tickets to walk around the lovely grounds of this truly special place - even though you will be stopped at the gate. There is a Victorian prison, a skills centre and you can walk along the Castle wall, taking in unspoilt views across Lincoln. The wave of poppies which spill over the castle... More 

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This a hidden gem. Not only does it contain an original magna carta but a atmospheric old victorian prison and a unique and fascinating prison chapel where the prisoners were isolated from each other by being placed in what are in effect vertical open coffins. The excellent guide to the castle grounds was conducted by a lady whose talk was... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this on our joint ticket purchased at the cathedral. We didn't realise that it was an old Victorian prison in its day. A most interesting visit with interaction. Good informative staff and a nice café. Memorable and brilliant!

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited there today saw the Magna Carta..wonderful piece of history and that castle is very well kept beautiful views from Castle walls

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just had a short visit here but will definitely be back to walk the wall next time, grounds were lovely.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Second time we have visited as we saw the poppies and were totally stunned by them. Visited again today and did the medieval wall walk. Was absolutely amazing. The amount of history contained in that area is amazing. The views of the city amazing. Was well worth doing and will do again. Really looking forward to doing the prison tour

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Castle great, prison thought provoking with opportunity to dress up in prison clothes. The chapel is strange and unique -- dwelt more like a court than a place of worship. Magna Carta exhibition informative and well worth the ticket price alone.

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