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Lincoln Castle

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A visit to Lincoln Christmas Market

A lovely family day out to Lincoln Christmas Market. Train from Lowdham to Lincoln direct 44... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Must do battlements walk

Amazing 1,000 year old castle and later Victorian prison provides hours of history to enjoy. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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“wall walk”(648 reviews)
“victorian prison”(691 reviews)
“magna carta”(1,538 reviews)
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...more
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Castle Hill, Lincoln LN1 3AA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A lovely family day out to Lincoln Christmas Market. Train from Lowdham to Lincoln direct 44 minutes in total. The market was busy but a lovely atmosphere lots of different market stalls. A varied display of Christmas gifts and crafts lots of food and drink...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bobsiesmum
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's an old prison. If that floats your boat, then this is for you. Frankly, I could have given it a miss, especially as it was too wet to walk the walls.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DaveHermelin
Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing 1,000 year old castle and later Victorian prison provides hours of history to enjoy. The battlement tour has an Audio commentary to explain various aspects of the architecture, history and views from the castle walls, we spent 2 hours just on this element alone....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HevandKen
Reviewed 1 week ago

First ever visit to Lincoln in 70 years and was not disappointed. Had heard about the castle but was not prepared for how good it actually was. We were their on on a grey, damp murky day and thought it was stunning. So what it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank clive p
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Victorian prison is a must, do visit the chapel and see how the prisoners worshipped, it’s really unusual and I haven’t seen anything else like it. Make sure you do the audio tour of the castle walls, loads of information on that. The castle...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dianne364
Reviewed 1 week ago

we visited the castle whilst in Lincoln and what an amazing place - well worth a visit if you are in the area - the prison is fascinating in there. - lots of history - Magna Carta was not there for obvious reasons

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LivingDeadGirl666
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sunday Morning in Lincoln and a trip to the Castle. You can enter the castle for free, but have to pay to walk the walls and see the prison etc the price isn’t cheap but you’ll get stunning views over Lincoln. Personally I like to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tonyscollier
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a whole day wandering around the castle. It was a beautiful day for it too! I had a great time & would defo recommend

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank AmbieeLou
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed right next to the castle walls and came to have a little explore on the first evening. Even though he was getting ready to go, the man on the gate was friendly and allowed us to have a quick peek. He also gave...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Claire W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The prison area is great and money has been spend here. The walk around the castle perimeter is also good but quite pricey for what you get.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ewa R
October 22, 2018|
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Response from DerrickJS | Reviewed this property |
Students and seniors
September 14, 2018|
Response from LincolnCastle | Property representative |
Hi. Lincoln Castle is owned and run by Lincolnshire County Council. We are an associated attraction of English Heritage which means EH members receive a 10% discount off our day ticket.
September 14, 2018|
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Response from ClaireB4784 | Reviewed this property |
I'm don't think so, but it's worth checking. I know the castle offer yearly tickets which work out cheaper than single tickets if you're planning multiple visits throughout the year.
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Kent, UK
Have they finished the work at Lincoln Castle or what? (6 Replies)
If you go to the LC website it says this: "We are currently making repairs to the south curtain wall of Lincoln Castle, which has suffered water damage over the years. The aim is to have this completed ahead of the winter. During the work, the area to the south of the prison building will be inaccessible by the public to ensure safety. This means visitors will not be able to enter Lucy Tower or the Observatory Tower. However, they will still be able to enjoy the many other aspects the...More
June 23, 2012|
Response fromEssexWanderer|
Why don't you ring 'em up and ask direct?? There are 'phone numbers on the website.
Chicago, Illinois
Is one day enough to see Lincoln? (7 Replies)
I’m planning a trip to the north of England this fall and am strongly considering Lincoln for a day trip from Nottingham. Is this reasonable? It looks like about a one hour train ride each way. My #1 goal is to see the Cathedral and I’d also like to see Lincoln Castle. Bishops’ Palace looks interesting, but recent reviews have indicated a lot of it is closed for renovations. I figured also walking around the Steep Hill. I don’t have a definitive date yet, I will avoid Sundays since I’m...More
June 06, 2018|
Response fromDomingoYork|
One day should be enough the principal attraction being the amamzing cathedral followed by the castle - partly for the views of he cathedral. The station is near the river so you would also need to walk up Steep Hill to get there and which is all part of the experience. The area round the cathedral is also worth exploring.
Houston, Texas
Best Castles to visit in England in a week (14 Replies)
Hello! My husband and I are planning a trip to Britain in ~May of this year and are planning on it lasting 7-9 days. I would like it to last longer, but we will be leaving our children at home and hate to leave them longer than that. Obviously, London is on my list and I also want to visit Lincoln and York as many of my ancestors are from there. What castles would are "must sees"? We will probably rent a car and do not mind driving. I have Warwick Castle, Lincoln Castle and Windsor on my must...More
December 31, 2017|
Response fromfuchsia2014|
You have posted in the UK forum, the title of your thread says England, but the text says Britain. Which is it?😊