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Tattershall Castle

Tattershall Castle Sleaford Road, Tattershall LN4 4LR, England
+44 1526 342543
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Good job it was free

Visited the Christmas fair when we were out walking one day. We saw all the craft exhibits in about... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Wonderful Architecture

There are not many brick castles in the UK But this is one of the very best. The plan of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
St Helens, 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
+44 1526 342543
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Christmas fair when we were out walking one day. We saw all the craft exhibits in about twenty minutes, but obviously these are not usually there. The castle itself is impressive, and on several floors so be warned there are many steps to...More

Thank m3ajg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are not many brick castles in the UK But this is one of the very best. The plan of the castle is roughly rectangular; it is bounded by an inner moat surrounded by an outer moat. The inner enclosure, or Ward, was that of...More

Thank Big_Jeff_Leo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a quaint place tranquility was there The whole few hours was nice Lots of hidy places Lots of stairs A superb view 360 focal point Will visit again soon xx

Thank petra11
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We’ve been NT members for a few years now and have visited Tattershall castle a few times. This app s the first Christmas Market we’ve attended there, it’s an open weekend free to all attendees and I have to say very very busy! Craft tents...More

Thank Elayne Y
Reviewed 17 November 2017

A stunning piece of history! As members of the National Trust and living locally, it is a favourite place to go with the family. Easy parking (free) and a quick walk through the church yard and you are there. Great gift shop and office, then...More

Thank JasonKlincs
Reviewed 16 November 2017

As National Trust members, we were just looking for a nice day out nearby. Tattershall Castle isn't the biggest Trust property about, but it's a great place to visit with tons of unexpected history. Free audio tour if you want it, along with stuff for...More

Thank Diggerdog2016
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Really impressive looking castle set in lovely grounds. Only open Saturday and Sunday this time of year. Owned by National Trust so my advice is to join up and take advantage of seeing this and other fabulous places.

Thank MalcH
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Brilliant national trust property well maintained with nice grounds and a very interesting history.No on site cafe. Very interesting old church nearby. Well worth a visit.

Thank Donald R
Reviewed 9 November 2017

A truly amazing building given its age, hugely significant historical connections to the very heart of English history, the interior resonates with the famous occupants, the steep stairs lead to great views over the countryside from the top, we were lucky to see old RAF...More

Thank Charles F
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This castle is steeped in history and has much to explore. Be aware that there are many steps to the upper floors and roof but the views are worth it. Nearby church is also worth a visit with a good café with homemade cakes and...More

Thank Naishcombe
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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
Jen W
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.
Sam P
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