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Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace

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Be warned there is ongoing work hear for the next two years so theres not a lot to see - when its... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2019
Peter e
Manchester, United Kingdom
Really pleasant and helpful staff

An interesting visit, free video info about the palace, a few good quality souvenirs/gifts. The... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Sarah W
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Standing almost in the shadow of Lincoln cathedral, with sweeping views over the ancient city and the countryside beyond, the medieval bishops’ palace was once among the most important buildings in the country. The administrative centre of the...more
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Minister Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PU, England
+44 1522 527468
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free entry from English Heritage. Interesting to see the film on how it would have looked in medieval times. The tower was interesting with views over Lincoln & the ruins of the West Hall.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank goodi134
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really not a lot to see until the restoration works are completed. I'm sure it will be a wonderful attraction once finished. We watched a part of the video and the history is amazing. We'll definitely return one the restoration is finished.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 January 2019

Be warned there is ongoing work hear for the next two years so theres not a lot to see - when its finished it should be a great attraction but at the moment theres not a lot to see/do

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Peter e
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Wd wondered around this Old Bishop's Palace marvelling at how the residents would have lived centuries ago. Great views from the top of the tower

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

No charge as virtually nothing left open to see. Walls encased in nets. Projected work 'necessary' to be completed in 2021, No point visiting until done....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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AdamR4685, Manager at Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hi Gavin R, Many thanks for your review. I'm really sorry you felt that it only warranted one star. We are undertaking the most comprehensive surveys and assessments of the Palace ruins since it came in to public care in the 1950's, before investing over...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

An interesting visit, free video info about the palace, a few good quality souvenirs/gifts. The staff are exceptionally helpful, one staff member (Lynne) even took us personally around to our hotel as we'd been unable to locate the entrance. Can't thank her enough.Nice grounds and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 2 September 2018

The Bishop's Palace is currently undergoing renovations but remains well worth a visit. The sections that remain open to the public offer an interesting glimpse into a critical part of the Cathedral. The views are great also,

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jiedne
Reviewed 11 August 2018

A wonderful part of the historic pleasantries of Lincoln, much to be admired and it is easy to soak in the history, whether good or bad.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Went to the Bishops Palace on Saturday. We were advised it was free entry because of ongoing works. Despite this, Joe the English Heritage advisor walked us around the site and offered great insight into the history of the location and told us a lot...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Joe W
Adam R, Manager at Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

HI Joe, thanks for the review. I'm glad you had a great visit despite the ongoing works. You'll have to come back when they're all completed! Best Wishes, Adam

Reviewed 18 June 2018

Lovely views and the vineyards were lovely .. I had not realised the British climate could produce such good wine !

Date of experience: July 2017
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