Lincoln Castle

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Lincoln Castle
4.5
Historic Sites • Castles
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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 remaining original Magna Carta along side the Charter of the Forest. Immerse yourself in the lives of prisoners and their daily routines in the Victorian Prison and see the unique separate system chapel. 1000 years of history - where it happened. Winter Opening Hours: 10:00 - 16:00 Summer Opening Hours: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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fentongmot
4 contributions
Well worth a visit
Nov 2021 • Couples
Really enjoyed this. You can see the prison, the Magna Carta (Lincoln original), walk around the walls and it's worth the included grounds tour, which takes about an hour. As the Crown Court is there you may get to see the jury and the prisoners coming through!
There's an English Heritage discount at the moment, but you can't get a joint ticket with the cathedral.
Written 25 November 2021
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Amy P
1 contribution
A brilliant and well spent afternoon
Nov 2021
Absolutely brilliant tour of the castle with Ken Moore. He was a phenomenal tour guide with great knowledge and consistent dad jokes to bring the history of the castle to life. Would highly recommend this place to anyone who takes a trip to Lincoln. The Magna Carta was awe inspiring as it is only 1 of 4 left in the country.
Written 22 November 2021
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Vanessa H
1 contribution
A great day out but.
Nov 2021
Very interesting but found the last staircase on the wall walk just too much! I am very sorry to say that I just couldn't walk up it ( I am scared of heights and I could see through the staircase)and had to walk back around the wall back to the beginning to get the lift safely back down. I can't be the first person to have had this problem so wonder why the staircase hasn't been enclosed in some way. Apart from that brilliant!
Written 22 November 2021
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Tim M
5 contributions
Fantastic insight into Lincoln history
Nov 2021 • Business
All of the staff were helpful and, somewhat more surprisingly, knowledgeable about the castle and its history. We were given very helpful directions to visit the fascinating old prison and the castle walls walk, then enjoyed a fascinating hour-long tour of the grounds by our guide Doug, who was both very knowledgeable and a great storyteller, introducing a personal touch. The cafe was great too, nice coffee, clean toilets etc. Admission and the tour represented very good value and I’d say it’s a must for any visitor to Lincoln, whether you’re a history buff or not.
Written 20 November 2021
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Albia-Newton
Weston super Mare, UK3,703 contributions
Well presented museum
Nov 2021 • Couples
A very well presented museum which includes one of only four remaining copies of the Magna Carta

The walk round the castle walls is magnificent and the audio tour very informative
Written 15 November 2021
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kathy d
6 contributions
A thoroughly interesting and enjoyable day!
Nov 2021 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the castle. It was a thrill to see an original Magna Carta and Charter of the Forest, about which we had heard so much but never before seen. The visit to the Victorian prison was fascinating, particularly the short films of the fates of several of the prisoners. The wall walk was really interesting and enhanced by the audio commentary which we had downloaded on our phones prior to the visit. The guided tour of the castle grounds was also brilliant, and we learned much more about the history of the site than we would otherwise have done. Thoroughly recommended for anyone with an interest in history.
Written 13 November 2021
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So pleased you enjoyed your visit to Lincoln Castle and were able to recommend some of our additional offers such as downloading the audio guide and taking advantage of the guided tour. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. With best wishes Lincoln Castle.
Written 19 November 2021
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Kate H
2 contributions
Amazing!
Oct 2021
This is a not-to-be-missed visit. The castle is beautiful and very well preserved. It houses one of only four copies of the Magna Carta.
The castle wall walk ( There is a lift for those who do not fancy the modern spiral staircase) is a must for the amazing views and to see the details in the walls of the adjacent cathedral.
The audio sets are free and ultra easy to use. ( I am partially sighted with a Guide Dog and I found it to be very user friendly)
There are concessions for OAPs and Students and carers are free. You are happily able to spend a couple of hours there.
Money well spent, fantastic views and photos. We are a happy group
Written 10 November 2021
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Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such an amazing review. So pleased you enjoyed your visit. With best wishes Lincoln Castle.
Written 19 November 2021
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SW20591
Dorset, UK22 contributions
Excellent
Oct 2021
Excellent tour of the castle by a very informative guide. He really brought the castle to life, we definitely wouldn't have got so much out of it without his input. Audio tour of the walls also very good though perhaps not something to be done in the rain!
Written 8 November 2021
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Thank you for recommending the guided tour, visitors always seem to enjoy learning more about the Castle when they take advantage of the opportunity. With best wishes Lincoln Castle.
Written 19 November 2021
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70ish
Worcester, UK2,166 contributions
Interesting attraction
Oct 2021 • Friends
This is one attraction we'll worth seeing you can visit the grounds for free but if you buy a ticket you can walk the walls and visit the Victorian prison and see the Magna Carta
Written 4 November 2021
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Thanks for the recommendation and for taking the time to leave a review. With best wishes Lincoln Castle.
Written 5 November 2021
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TravellingRetirees2
County Durham, UK63 contributions
Quick visit to Lincoln
Oct 2021
A very interesting attraction - well worth visiting. The old prison is really good. We also liked seeing The Magna Carta and watching/listening to the explanatory film. Friendly and helpful staff.
Written 3 November 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review - so pleased you enjoyed your visit. With best wishes Lincoln Castle.
Written 5 November 2021
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