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Lincoln Castle

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Address: Castle Hill, Lincoln LN1 3AA, England
Phone Number: 441522554559
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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very nice place even for a picknick

we went in just to see the poppies (which were there right now) - it is a lovely place even when you dont want to spend any money - just for sitting in the grass - watching people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
Isabel S
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

First time visit to the castle, Walked around the grounds only, saw the poppy wave, wasnt even aware it was there so nice surprise.

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Thank PercyDuck
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The prison bit is very boring and you get no kind of feelings that you are in an old prison. The only bit I enjoyed was the walk around the wall. It is very overpriced for what it is. Photo added was Cathedral taken from Castle wall.

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Thank Dbinq
Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

we went in just to see the poppies (which were there right now) - it is a lovely place even when you dont want to spend any money - just for sitting in the grass - watching people or having a picknick

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Thank Isabel S
County Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The investment in renovating the prison has been extensive: good audio-visual and interactivity. However (and this is compared with pre-renovation), the place lacks context and history. It could have more of a sense of the despair, tough regime, isolation, smells, sounds - whereas it is rather anodyne and overly-white washed. Brilliant for kids though, but no longer authentic, alas. The... More 

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Thank Debra W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We live locally and only visited to see the poppy wave before it was taken down. Very impressed with this and moved by the message it portrayed and glad Lincoln had the opportunity to have it installed. Haven't been to the castle since the renovations but was very impressed with the fact that you can wander the grounds at no... More 

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Thank ShellW73
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After a gentle stroll up steep hill we arrived at Lincoln castle. Really glad we chose go visit the prison and have an audio tour around the walls. Great way to kill a few hours and brush up on important history.

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Thank Matthew M
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although it was a wet day the poppies were poignant and well worth the visit. The wall walk was interesting and afforded amazing views of Lincoln. I have lived here all my life but rarely visit the castle. The all inclusive ticket allows you to return within 6 months and we will be returning to see the magna carta and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a nosey around the castle today. It's was ok, had a good time and there were some re-enactment folk around too. Lovely grounds and the castle in good explorable condition. Worth a visit!!

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Thank Spuddi
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have visited the castle many times but went twice recently, once to visit a classic car show and the second time to see the poppy memorial. The fact that there is free admittance to the castle grounds is quite unique these days but on our second visit we did pay to walk around the battlements which are now all... More 

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Thank LincolnshireExplorer
Cheltenham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here with a friend as I wanted to show her Lincoln. We picked a gorgeous day and the views were incredible. Paid for the wall walk as it was only £5. We were meant to get audio tour with it but we did not see where to get this from so went round without it. It would have been... More 

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