the best of britain

view gallery

Lincoln Castle

Castle Hill Lincoln LN1 3AA 01522 782 040

We say

Lincoln Castle is distinguished by its circle of medieval walls and turrets dating back to  the twelfth century. From the east, the castle is entered through an imposing gateway and beyond, dotted around a long and grassy courtyard, are law courts, a new heritage skills centre and two former Victorian prisons – one for debtors, the other, to the rear, reserved for felons. Here you’ll find the prison chapel, where prisoners were locked in high-sided cubicles to ensure they could only see the preacher and not their fellow inmates. A wall walkway offers wide views over Lincoln and one of the prisons is currently being revamped to hold several rare documents, principally the Magna Carta. The revamp – named the 'Lincoln Castle Revealed Project" is scheduled to be finished in 2015 in time to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. 

Have your say

You must be signed in to leave a review, please sign in or register with us to continue.

Sign In

Are you the owner?

If you're the owner of this place you can sign up for a 'Featured Owner' account so that you can add your own text, images and more...

Owner Sign Up

How much?

Adults £3, children (over 5) £2, family tickets £8.

Looking for...

  • Family-Friendly
  • Groups Welcome


May–Aug daily 10am–6pm; April & Sept daily 10am–5pm; Oct–March daily 10am–4pm; opens 10.45am on first Wednesday of every month.

In Guides

Know another place like this?