image for Castle item typeLincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle
  • VistEngland VAQAS

Castle, next open Mon 1 Sep - Tue 23 Dec 2014



Venue Manager

01522 782040


Castle Hill,


Lincoln Castle presents a full and varied events programme every year. Usually running from April to the end of August. Visitors can experience Historical Re-enactments, Birds of Prey Flying Displays, Lincoln Sausage Festival and Lincoln Christmas Market.

The Castle is currently undergoing major programme of refurbishment which will create a world class heritage visitor attraction in Lincoln. We hope that your visit will inspire you to return in 2015 to see for yourself the results of this transformation.

Rather than close the Castle for two years we have decided to keep it open so that visitors can see the work in progress. Between now and 2015 we will be:

* Refurbishing the Georgian and Victorian Prison buildings
* Restoring the Castle walls, Lucy Tower, Observatory Tower, Cobb Hall and Bath House
* Creating a complete wall walk that will enable visitors to walk all the way around the walls and enjoy spectacular views over the City
* Installing state of the art interpretation that will chart the history of the Castle and Prison through film, audio, digital interactives and panels
* Constructing an underground vault in which to display Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest, the only place in the World where they can be seen together
* Creating a cinema in the round that will screen films about Magna Carta
* Refurbishing the front range of the Prison and creating a new shop and café
* Installing a lift to the walls that will enable disabled visitors to access the wall walk

For further details see

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedPicnic siteAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Facilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Mon 1 Sep - Tue 23 Dec 2014 Mon - Sun 10:00 to 17:00
Lincoln Castle will be closing the gates on Tuesday 23rd December until 1st April 2015 for the completion of the £22 million refurbishment.




See location of Lincoln Castle on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 976718  Lat: 53.23428 Long: -0.53919


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired