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Tattershall Castle

Tattershall Castle Sleaford Road, Tattershall LN4 4LR, England
+44 1526 342543
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Great day out

Interesting castle built on many levels - it's worth the climb up the spiral staircase to see the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
AngeDH
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Church and castle worth a visit

Both fab interesting places to visit especially if you're a member of National Trust. Spiral... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
karencoupe
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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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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Tattershall Castle Sleaford Road, Tattershall LN4 4LR, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Interesting castle built on many levels - it's worth the climb up the spiral staircase to see the views from the top. Lovely architectural features including ornate fireplaces and a dovecote. One vast room on each level with smaller rooms off with 'fun facts' scattered...More

Thank AngeDH
Reviewed 4 days ago

Both fab interesting places to visit especially if you're a member of National Trust. Spiral concrete steps to each floor of the castle so not brilliant if your mobility is not good . Large church within the grounds . Audio guide available too , sorry...More

Thank karencoupe
Reviewed 1 week ago

On approach it dominates the sky line and lives up to expectations. The church at the start is most interesting in both architecture and history. The walk to the castle is both gentle and pleasant viewing. The castle itself is for the more mobile visitors,...More

Thank normanb48
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend had her wedding here and the room was absolutely stunning as was the rest of the castle, the views at the top are amazing and the grounds are nice to walk around. We even enjoyed an ice cream whilst waiting in the small...More

Thank Jayne W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner walked here on a little mid week date, having recently moved to the area we have began exploring all the gems of tattershall and this is definitely number one!! We must have spent 3 hours exploring the castle and learning all...More

Thank crazycatlady06042
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really good NT property, there is a small shop, with testricted capability to provide refreshments but what they sell is welcome on a hot day - we were there on one of the hottest days of the year. There is a great...More

Thank Barry B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent afternoon looking round castle. There was some exhibitions on spinning. Very friendly. Long narrow walk up to the top castle. View amazing. One of our party disabled so sat on bench. Lovely grounds. Well kept. Toilets clean. Small car park with church next door....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tattershall Castle is an ancient, National Trust, property that has been very well restored; the view of it from the outside is most impressive. Although there is very little in the way of furniture or other artefacts one gained a good impression of what life...More

Thank flutefairy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great day out. Our children loved looking at all the carvings in the stone work of people putting what dates the did it. We counted all the steps down and loved the views we got at the top

Thank daclajoca99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to come out for a walk to the castle, and wow are we glad we did! Beautiful castle with lots of informative information. I'm not really one for things like this but am so glad we went!

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malc735
Will we be able to get around the christmas market with a mobility scooter
18 November 2016|
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Response from odelly53 | Reviewed this property |
Havent been to the Christmas market but the paths in front of the castle are pea shingle. There is a large green in the middle. Any stalls that are in the castle itself wont be accessable with a wheelchair unfortunately... More
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Jen W
Does anyone know if the grounds of Tattershall Castle are sufficiently large enough to exercise a dog in? I understand that dogs must remain on their leads, but are the grounds large enough to exercise a medium sized dog without walking in circles? Many thanks.
12 November 2016|
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Response from Kaiser S | Reviewed this property |
The grounds are very small, literally a 30 second walk from the entrance to the castle. The castle is also surrounded by a moat.
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Sam P
Hi please could you tell me how much it is to get in. We are a family of 5 and would like to know as we are hoping ti visit while on holiday there next week. Thank you.
18 July 2016|
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Response from Shirley B | Reviewed this property |
Good morning I hope this helps ,adult standard is £6.36 gifted it is £7 ,child is £3.18 gifted is £ 3.50 for a family it is £15.90 but if gifted it is £17.50 ,I hope you enjoy your time
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