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Lincoln Castle, Lincoln

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Lincoln Castle and other Lincoln attractions using our handy Lincoln day trip app.
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  • Excellent day at Lincoln Castle, enjoyed all aspects of the visit, well worth the money(£15) The diversity and wealth of history here is quite wonderful, brought to life by the very friendly... 
    Excellent day at Lincoln Castle, enjoyed all aspects of the visit, well worth the money(£15) The diversity and wealth of history here is quite wonderful, brought to life by the very friendly...  more »
  • Loved the wall walk, I thought the fee was reasonable and we managed to walk fast and complete the full package in 2 hours (we had reservations we didn't want to miss) will definitely do it again soon 
    Loved the wall walk, I thought the fee was reasonable and we managed to walk fast and complete the full package in 2 hours (we had reservations we didn't want to miss) will definitely do it again soon  more »
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  • Really enjoyed our evening at Lincoln castle. We paid to go in out of usual hours as it was quieter and we wanted something to do once the shops had closed before we went for an evening meal in the centre. The castle was great to walk around and the staff were helpful and friendly. Even out of usual hours the gift shop was still open too but the exhibitions aren't but that's why it's a bit cheaper than in the day. Will definitely be going back again soon 😎
  • What a great place to come for a walk, a chill, some drinks, or with the kids. In summer the grounds have food, drinks (bar) and there's a band stand kicking out live tunes. A wonderful grassy area to sit and enjoy the food or to just relax and watch the world. You don't need to pay to every the grounds, but you will if you want to walk the perimeter wall (recommended) and visit inside the old castle and prison and of course the Magna Carter. Well worth a visit on a nice day.

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