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Lincoln Castle

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Address: Castle Hill, Lincoln LN1 3AA, England
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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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Excellent entertainment for all the family

Although relatively expensive, there is lots to do and see and it can easily occupy 2-3 hours. Walk the magnificent walls, explore the Victorian prison, including the unique... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although relatively expensive, there is lots to do and see and it can easily occupy 2-3 hours. Walk the magnificent walls, explore the Victorian prison, including the unique chapel, see the Magna Carta and interact with the Victorian actors. If it is a nice day I recommend bring a picnic lunch to eat in the grounds.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The second time that I have visited this amazing castle. The wall walk has some fantastic views and the Victorian prison is excellent. Worth a visit if only to see the Magna Carta and take in the history surrounding that.

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Thank bennett_ra2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent most of the day going back into fabulous history, what a marvellous, informative and absorbing place Lincoln Castle is. Staff are very helpful and the value for money is great as there is so much to see . The views are well worth visiting for alone ...much recommended.

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cheshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this as well as the Cathedral on a combined ticket. The walk around the wall/battlements is great with impressive views. The vicotrian prison was informative but didn't give a true impression with its whitewashed walls etc of what it must have been like, in my opinion. Been to better castles (Warwick Castle being one) didn't think they brought history... More 

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LincolnCastle, Site Manager at Lincoln Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. I am pleased that you enjoyed our Medieval Wall Walk and hope that you took the opportunity to listen to our audio tour which is included in the admission price. The Victorian Prison was redeveloped so that it looked as it would have done when it first opened in 1848. The clean white walls... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bought a joint family ticket with the Cathedral. Castle took us 3 hours - we did not do a guided tour although we did the excellent wall walk with audio guide, some of which we think is accessible to wheelchairs via a lift. It was quite windy all along the walls, so would recommend wrapping up warm - especially if... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Saw the magna Carter and film. Prison interesting, loved seeing the children dress up in clothes of the day Sadly the wall was closed due to the wind

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On my last visit to Lincoln we only went in the main grounds to see the Poppy Wave. This time we spent two afternoons at the Castle walking the walls and visiting the prison. This was thanks to the free return ticket you get when paying for admission. You get fantastic views of the Cathedral and city from the walls,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and my partner had a thoroughly enjoyable visit and felt it was well worth the price. The castle itself is only a ruin which is comprised of the castle walls with small parts of the castle remaining which you can enter as you walk round the walls. However don't let this out you off as in the castle grounds... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took our granddaughters to look at the old prison.this partly to help one doing a college project on law and criminology and partly as an excuse to have a day out.we were stunned by the prison chapel(the only one like it in the world).there was an omg when they saw the cells .after the prison we went to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lincoln Castle is an unknown gem that takes you back not only to the Victorian times but also the Norman era. Lots to see and do, including a Victorian prison, complete with prisoner cells as they would have been in times gone by. We particularly enjoyed seeing the only surviving Victorian chapel which segregated each prisoner. We also enjoyed dressing... More 

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