Lincoln Castle

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.

Venue Type:

Castle or defences

Opening hours

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

Admission charges

Adults £6.00
Concessions £4.00
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.

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Lincoln Castle
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General Enquiries


General Enquiries

01522 511068


General Enquiries

01522 512150

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