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Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace

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Address: Minister Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PU, England
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+44 1522 527468
10:00 - 18:00
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

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Walking in the footsteps of history.

As members it was free so can't say if its worth the money. But if its this or the over priced near by Cathedral than it wins hands down. As with all English Heritage sites... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As members it was free so can't say if its worth the money. But if its this or the over priced near by Cathedral than it wins hands down. As with all English Heritage sites take the free audio guided. Together with the free small information area off to the side of the shop. They help to bring to life... More 

Thank Samthewestie
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a life member of English Heritage so called in to the Medieval Bishop’s Palace during a day trip to Lincoln. There isn’t a great deal to see, and young children may find it underwhelming. But the interpretation displays and the enthusiastic audio guide really do bring it to life, so that you can imagine the scenes of bustling... More 

Thank carolinewood2016
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Visited Lincoln many times over the past years but was totally unaware of this until a friend told me about it. The place is fantastic, and the views south over the city below are incredible.

Thank Michael P
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I loved this for the atmosphere. You do need to be fairly fit and it isn't suitable for buggies or wheelchairs.

Thank sylvie28031956
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We stumbled upon this place on our second (and last) day of visiting the Christmas market as there were more stalls inside - well it was a very interesting place, with good views and a very atmospheric dungeon all lit up during the market. Quite crowded but not too busy that you could not see anything. Well done English Heritage... More 

Thank 375Christopher1983
Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

But determined to go again when less crowded. Now managed by English Heritage, there is quite a bit to see with some good views over Lincoln. Excellent attraction.

Thank Ian S
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Visited the Bishops Palace for the first time at the Medieval Christmas Market, it was absolutely amazing. Wonderful gift ideas, wonderful atmosphere, delicious mulled wine. Will definitely visit again.

Thank lindawardale
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

It is a pathway into awareness to explore ruins like this and to imagine the oppulance and imbalance of privelege and power in bygone eras. To imagine the effort and dedication needed to build such a place is challenging. As a seat of authority against the backdrop of misunderstanding and fear, it is important to appreciate the integrity of those... More 

Thank Colin4Wall
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I've visited Lincoln Cathedral many times, but this was my first visit to the Medieval Bishop's Palace. I was suitably impressed, particularly as the Palace has the Cathedral for a backdrop and the building itself is very photogenic. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. Definitely worth a look if you're up Steep Hill!

Thank Philmex1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here with a 3 year old and was really pleasantly surprised. There is a lot to explore and loads of outdoor space to run about in. The husband seemed to hink the history bit was interesting too! Would recommend.

Thank Jane B

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