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Lincoln Castle, Lincoln

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Castle Historic Site
Built by William the Conqueror on the site of a pre-existing Roman fortress, Lincoln Castle is noted for being the home of one of only four Magna Carta originals still in existence. Take a free guided tour of the site to explore over 900 years of dramatic historical events that took place in and around the castle and its grounds. Long used as a prison, the castle includes a rare example of a chapel designed for the so-called "separate system," meant to keep each prisoner in constant isolation. The chapel, with every seat separately enclosed, is the only one of its kind left in the world today. Be sure to check the castle’s calendar for an accurate list of upcoming events and available attractions. To visit Lincoln Castle and other attractions in Lincoln, use our Lincoln vacation trip planner.
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  • We went for my partners birthday to Lincoln. Really lovely place. Would recommend a trip to the castle and definitely go on a guided tour. Martin our guide was very informative and funny.insde there a...  more »
  • Excellent day out - so much to see and do- Wonderful views from ramparts across Lincoln- great opportunity for some amazing photographs. An extra special treat was seeing the domesday book on display  more »
  • We brought a joint ticket for the castle and cathedral which you can use again within 6 months of your first visit . Which is a good idea as we only got to walk the wall before we had to leave for the...  more »
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  • Beautiful castle. Only did the "wall walk" for £5, but that was great: you get an audio tour, fantastic views of Lincoln and a great way to make sense of the site. Definitely worth a visit!
  • Loved the castle and history with the highlight being able to view one of the remaining original Magna Carter documents in its own bespoke vault and controlled environmental building.
  • We had a lovely day yesterday visiting the wave. We didn't look at the rest of the attractions as they are a but costly for a family of 4 and we knew our young children wouldn't have enjoyed it. We had a very good an informative chat with one of the guides regarding the age of the buildings within the grounds. All in all, it was. Great day out.
  • Beautiful place, visited to take wedding photos. Have been before and well worth visiting magna carta and the prison.
  • The castle is a Lovely place to be but the walls are quite expensive so yea. But anyways such a nice place!