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Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace

Minister Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PU, England
+44 1522 527468
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Fascinating place which brings history to life

Just s few minutes downhill from the cathedral, the Bishops Palace has commanding views over the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard S
Bracknell, United Kingdom

Unfortunately most of the bishops palace is closed at present but it is free to enter the tower... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hamilton, New Zealand
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Minister Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PU, England
+44 1522 527468
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just s few minutes downhill from the cathedral, the Bishops Palace has commanding views over the city. The old buildings are in use today as a hotel and conference centre, and the remains of some of the ancient buildings are still there to see.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately most of the bishops palace is closed at present but it is free to enter the tower. There is a film to watch about the history and importance of the palace which is worth watching. Lovely staff

Thank Cookster_11
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This is just the place to come and sit in peace and quiet when you're weary of the hustle and bustle uphill and around the Cathedral and Castle Square. You can buy refreshments and gifts from the friendly staff in the English Heritage centre, and...More

Thank gapdreamer
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This place has only a very small part open due to repairs and I think they may get some negative reviews as a result. It's probably a mistake, and they may well have been better off shutting completely for a while. So hard to really...More

Thank HHH666Y
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Please be aware that the site is partly closed. This is due to essential works, to stop the palace from falling over! Anyway, on the day I visited it was not partly closed. It was completely closed. D'Oh! This was due to a concert in...More

1  Thank SummerSon2013
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Due to problems with a damaged wall, we think, the palace was partly closed. All you can see is a bit of a tower and walls of the west hall. Not able to go in the garden which should have great views. Check web site...More

Thank A N
Reviewed 14 July 2017

My wife and I visited Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace during our week's holiday to Lincolnshire. It's stands almost in the shadow of Lincoln Cathedral and the entrance is opposite through a gate in a large stone wall which led us through a lovely garden to...More

Thank Rhys J
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

It's well worth a walk round but some areas were closed for restoration . You get some lovely views of Lincoln . Their is a audio tour if you wish to use one, or you can just walk round . The staff were polite and...More

Thank gothicwax
Reviewed 16 June 2017

A place to reflect and contemplate Has a very calming effect - Delicious food Staff very friendly and interesting to talk to

1  Thank kasgoods
Reviewed 10 June 2017

a good visit around the old hall to see how life was like many years ago .good view of Lincoln and nice garden areas

Thank Phil C
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