Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle, built in 1068 by William the Conqueror, is home to one of the four surviving copies of Magna Carta.

Facing the cathedral across Castle Square, this impressive motte and bailey castle has a long and fascinating history, and houses a Victorian Prison that has featured in both Downton Abbey and Channel 4’s Time Team.

Lincoln Crown Court is situated within the castle grounds and when it is in session, visitors to the castle can witness the comings and goings of court.

Magna Carta celebrated its 800th anniversary and Lincoln Castle hosted a series of events.


Lincoln Castle underwent an exciting £20 million renovation project called Lincoln Castle Revealed that was completed in the spring of 2015.

Lincoln Castle Grand Reveal

After the renovation, Lincoln Castle opened its doors again in the Grand Reveal, during which visitors explored the new look of the castle.

Highlights of Lincoln Castle Revealed include:

  • a new £5.4 million Magna Carta Vault
  • rebuilding the castle walls so that visitors are able to walk a full circuit
  • new disabled access to the walls
  • refurbishment of the Victorian prison
  • a new Heritage Skills Centre
  • cafe and shop in the Georgian prison

Lincoln Castle Events

lincoln castlePhoto: Wikipedia

Croquet Tournament & Have-a-go Day

Woodhall Spa’s annual tournament takes place on the 18th. Everyone is invited to have-a-go at croquet the following day.


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Discover Lincolnshire Weekend

Once a year, attractions throughout Lincolnshire will open their doors for free as part of the Discover Lincolnshire Weekend.


Dog Friendly Days

Explore with Paws on Dog Friendly Days!


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Friends of Lincoln Castle

Friends of Lincoln Castle to hold a ‘Showcase Weekend’ to celebrate 35th Anniversary.


lincoln castlePhoto: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Lincoln Castle’s Victorian Extravaganza

Lincoln Castle was transported back to the 1800s this weekend as Victorian performers took over the grounds and prison.


lincoln castleChristmas Market

Lincoln Christmas Market

The Lincoln Christmas market takes place every year and is one of the most famous in the county, and even England.


Lincolnshire County Council’s Heritage Sites

Museum of Lincolnshire Life, The Collection and Usher Gallery, Gainsborough Old Hall, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Lincolnshire Archives and Lincoln Castle.




Lincoln Castle has an exciting calendar of events that includes Lincoln Christmas Market

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Lincoln Castle has played an important role in helping to shape English history

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Magna Carta

Lincoln Castle is home to one of only four surviving copies of Magna Carta

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