Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill

Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln, Lincs

Built almost 1000 years ago by William the Conqueror as a strategy to control the north of the United Kingdom. The castle's walls were built in the late 11th century, replacing a temporary wooden palisade. Lucy Tower, a stone shell keep, replaced an earlier wooden keep. Houses one of four surviving copies of the Magna Carta. The castle's curtain wall was restored from 2010-2015 and a new Medieval Wall Walk atop the castle's ramparts was created.

Opening Arrangements

1st April 2024 - 29th October 2024, 10am-5pm; 30th October - 28th March 2024, 10am-4pm. Last admission 1 hour before closing. Open everyday except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Admission Charges

  • Adult: £16 (17 years - Senior Citizens)
  • Child: £8.50 (5-16 years)
  • Other Charges: £15 (Senior Citizens - 66 years +; students, disabilities and unemployed); Child under 5 - free

Parking Spaces


No visitor car parking available on site but there are several car parks in the vicinity.