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Lincoln Castle, Lincoln

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • I took my sister here whilst she was visiting from Australia. We both love history and my God I had no clue what a treat we were in for. The catherdal alone is worth the visit and not to mention the s...  read more »
  • We had a flying day visit from Skegness with the castle planned for the morning. Tip use the Westgate 1 or 2 car parks if you need to be close both our mothers are in their 70's and this was close to ...  read more »
  • Super set up in the prison - a lot of detail into how life was behind bars. Also great time travel model depicting changes within castle walls over the years. Walk around the wall also good - however,...  read more »
  • Recently refurbished and now the grounds are open to the public for free. There are many interesting things to do and see with a loveley coffee shop positioned in the middle.
  • Improvements over the past couple of years has made this a great place to visit. Tour of the prison is very interesting. Castle walk offers great views over Lincolnshire.
  • Good ticket price to cover wall walk, cathedral entrance and prison entrance. Castle grounds themselves open to public for free. Very informative, well preserved with great views of the city. Tours available though I have not tried them. Really enjoyed it and learned more than I thought I would about my local city.
  • Great day out, the prison museum could be better if the utilised some of the empty cells into static period displays. The castle grounds are not to be missed.
  • We chose the jail and Magna Carta entry which cost £10 per person. The jail was interesting to wander around, both the men and women's wings had cells set up as they would have been back in the day. Our timing was good, As we got to the women's wing three actors were staging a recreation which was rather thought provoking. The prison chapel was interesting to see. The Magna Carta remnant and forest charter were housed in an impressive purpose built room. A darkened room with three glass display boxes contained the valuable historical items. A small room with a cinema screen had a fascinating loop running the story of the Magna Carta. An incredibly important document. The sun was shining and it was good to walk around soaking up the history.
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