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Tattershall Castle

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Address: Sleaford Road, Tattershall LN4 4DD, England
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+44 152 634 2543
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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Tattershall Castle proudly rises from the flat Lincolnshire fens; a...

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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Great for a day out

Very historic castle, with fantastic views when you manage to get to the top of the Castle. Not for the elderly

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very historic castle, with fantastic views when you manage to get to the top of the Castle. Not for the elderly

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

Tattershall Castle had an extremely interesting and chequered history since it was originally built as a Manor House by Robert of Tattershall in 1231. It was then re-built in brick rather than the stone of the original building by Lord Cromwell 3rd (Ralph) (who was the Treasurer of England), over a 20 year period, between 1430 – 1450. It is... More 

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Thank Raymond S
Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately, the castle was closed during my visit a couple of weeks ago, but I did get to walk around outside and got a few photos. It was so cool to see history still standing. Loved seeing the remains of a moat and everything! Very interesting place to visit an American, since we don't really have anything like it over... More 

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

a very fine building. We could not go in as it was closed during our visit. But a lovely walk around

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

A great old building with remains of a moat. 165 steps to climb to the roof but you must try this. Views are fantastic on a clear day. Lincoln Cathedral and in the other direction Boston stump are seen in the distance. Interior is rather sparce. Kids may struggle to understand the purpose of some rooms. A multimedia video was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

On the way on to see AVRO Lancaster in East Kirkby RAF airfield i popped in this lovely medieval castle. Part of National Trust and really nice experience. If you have the opportunity to visit the place it is suitable for whole family.

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Thank Ivan D
Truro, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

A very pretty place to visit easy car parking and lots of help with directions. The market itself was a little dissapointing 2 small tents and only possible to walk around as if in a queue so couldn,t realy stop to look at the stalls. It was definatly not mobilty friendly as only deep gravel paths otherwise a nice place... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

a must to visit not really into things like this but enjoyed it,the view is awsome and watching the jets is a extra treat.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We were on holiday nearby for October half-term and are members of National Trust and were looking for places of interest to visit. On entering there is a lovely little church which were holding crafts for young children and you could have a look around and a cup of tea/coffee and cake etc in the little cafe area. Dogs were... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The area around Tattershall Castle is excellent. The castle itself, with it's keep pretty much intact is well worth a visit. The interiors are a little bare, but what is there is well worth seeing, and the views from the top are magnificent.

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