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 .
Lincoln Castle Reviews
The first day of our holiday got off to a wonderful start at Lincoln Castle. The wall walk was excellent, with fantastic views; the prison was interesting and thought-provoking; but the highlight for ... more »
What a disappointment, we have seen several shows at the Castle and always enjoyed the evening, this was very third rate. The warm up was poor and the show its self left us feeling totally ripped off,... more »
More than I thought I avoided the prison for a while as I thought there wouldn't be much for children, how wrong was I? Making mosaics, colouring, dressing up etc... There's plenty to do and see for all ages here. We'll definitely be coming back.
Great city and wonderful attractions. The castle and cathedral are a must do visit. Give yourself plenty of time if doing both in the same day. Parking in Lincoln can be a problem because of its popularity. Park and ride is a good option.
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