Tattershall Castle - National Trust

Tattershall Castle - National Trust
Sleaford Road

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014






01526 342543


01526 348826

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Tattershall Castle
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Dramatic 15th-century red-brick tower, with six floors to explore. This vast fortified and moated tower was built for Ralph Cromwell, Lord Treasurer of England from 1433 to 1443. The building was restored by Lord Curzon between 1911 and 1914 and contains four great chambers with enormous Gothic fireplaces, tapestries and brick vaulting. There are spectacular views across the Fens from the battlements and a guardhouse with museum room.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Castle or defences

Opening hours

5 Mar- 13 Mar
Sat & Sun

14 Mar- 30 Oct
11:00- 17:00
Mon, Tues, Weds, Sat, Sun

5 Nov- 18 Dec
11:00- 16:00
Sat & Sun

Open Good Friday. Last audio guide issused one hour before closing. Open 13:00 on some Saturdays if hosting a wedding- please telephone to confirm in advance.

Closed Thu-Fri all year

Admission charges

 Gift Aid Admission Standard Admission
Adult £5.50 £4.95
Child £3.00 £2.70
Family £14.00 £12.60
Groups N/A £4 (Child £2.10)
Free audio guide.


  • National Trust

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Social History

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Red squirrel

Wildlife Day

  • 25 August 2014 11am-4pm

Learn about the varied wildlife that lives in the castle grounds with talks, have-a-go activities, a fun trail and children's arts and crafts.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Birds of Prey

  • 27 August 2014 11am-4pm

Join our experienced falconer flying his birds of prey in the castle grounds. Have-a-go at handling the birds, learn about their peculiarities and watch them swoop and soar. Flying displays at 12:30 and 14:00.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Heritage Open Days 2014: Tattershall Castle

  • 13 September 2014

Discover 800 years of the castle’s history from palatial dwelling to cattle shed
romantic ruin to restoration. Explore all six floors of this imposing building from basement to battlements, climb all 149 steps of its spiral staircase and marvel at the views of the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside from the roof. Make sure you view the magnificent fireplaces and follow the stained glass window timeline. Our audio guides are free to take and will transform your visit, sending you back to the castle’s medieval heyday and imagine the hustle and bustle of castle life.


Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.



A Swarm of Ancient Stars

Autumn Stargazing

  • 15 October 2014 7:30-9:30pm

Explore the summer milky way with local astronomer Paul Money.

Suitable for

  • Any age


£6.20 per person.