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Lincoln Castle

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History All-Sorts

Much more than I expected to find. On top of the hill (not called "Steep Hill" for nothing), the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
SpecialK S
London, United Kingdom
Wonderful history

Castle is magnificent with loads of facts and even the old prison inside which the public can look... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Castle Hill | Castle Square, Lincoln LN1 3AA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Much more than I expected to find. On top of the hill (not called "Steep Hill" for nothing), the castle walls offer great views over the town and surrounding countryside. There was a £22m restoration in 2015, and now the walls walk has safe handrails...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SpecialK S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Castle is magnificent with loads of facts and even the old prison inside which the public can look around. Really worth a visit

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bluerosedove
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took my brother to the lincoln castle was very excited as hes never been up their before and he loved it even the long walk around it so much to see and the veiw was beautiful! All staff was friendly and welcoming couldnt fault the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were met at the gate by the docent, Patrick. We engaged in a lively discussion about the castle history & surrounding area. Patrick was very knowledgeable about the area. It actually isn’t a castle, but a former jail & courthouse wth 2 keeps. Go...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed 4 days ago

Brilliant experience to walk round the walls with the audio tour and see the views over Lincoln and beyond. I was really disappointed with the Castle interior offering which is basically the prison, think this is aimed for much younger visitors and was a bit...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited the castle on a recent trip to Lincoln and very glad we did. The Victorian Prison was great to visit and very informative with some interactive tasks. Viewing the Magna Carta is a must while there it’s an important piece of history and with...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lincoln castle visit was fabulous. Very interesting place with lovely staff that have all the answers to your question. We had a brilliant tour guide, highly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sheree C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lincoln castle is an absolute must, when visiting this historical city. One of only two castles in England that has two Norman mottes, the other being in Lewes in Sussex. I thoroughly recommend a walk around the medieval wall, from which, views across Lincoln &...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jim S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lincoln Castle is lovely. The staff very informative and told us lots of things about the place. The prison is amazing. We spent quite a bit of time there. Shame the working courts werent open to take a look inside. ot of the Castle that...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lisapickles
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must! Lincoln is a beautiful city rich with history, I visited here for the first time and Wow was I impressed! I was lucky I visited this place with my father on a nice warm sunny day and the view from the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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14 September 2018|
Response from LincolnCastle | Property representative |
Hi. Lincoln Castle is owned and run by Lincolnshire County Council. We are an associated attraction of English Heritage which means EH members receive a 10% discount off our day ticket.