By Norman times, Lincoln was the third city of the realm in prosperity and importance.
In 1068, two years after the Battle of Hastings, William the Conqueror began building Lincoln Castle on a site occupied since Roman times.
For 900 years the castle was used as a court and prison with many being executed on the ramparts.
Many original features still remain and the wall walks provide visitors with magnificent views of the Cathedral, the City of Lincoln and the surrounding countryside.
Castle or defences
10.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Sunday May to August
10.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Sunday April to September
10.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Sunday October to mARCH
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve & New Years Day
Family Ticket (2 Adults & up to 3 children) £16.00
Groups 15+ 10% DISCOUNT
Schools Groups £1.50 per pupil
Children 0-5 FREE
Concessionary Rate:- includes age 60+, unemployed, under 16, full-time students, those in receipt of means tested benefits.
- 17 November 2017
The Castle be handing over the keys to the castle to a group of Year 6 children. They will be taking over all aspects of the castle operation - cafe, gift shop, marketing, social media, guided tours and so on.
- Family friendly
Lincs to the Past
Our new website allows you to browse and buy images from Lincolnshire’s Cultural collections. You can also view exhibitions and learning resources. There are over 500,000 images available on the website including archive documents, maps and photographs.