As promised in my Lincoln Cathedral blog post, I am going to share with you about our visit at Lincoln Castle- a well preserved Norman castle built almost 1000 years ago and the home of the original 1215 Magna Carta manuscript. Yes, you read it right, the mahoosive place is oozing with tons of history.
We went on a bank holiday weekend and there were lots of things going on. We started watching the medieval entertainments on the grounds which we did had so much fun especially cheering the fully armoured Knights jousters on their horses. The falconry, re-enactment of people in their costumes and tents was awesomely entertaining. Shame about the King that scared the boss toddler when he was heading towards her way.
THE 360 WALL WALKS
The husband took Olivia for an ice cream treat so I can do to the 360 wall walks on my own thinking it would be too much for Olivia. Ha! No boss toddler? On my own? Off I went! Yeehaa! The wall walks takes you around the castle and the view is stupendous, you can even see the power stations over the Trent Valley. There is an audio guide handy for everyone that fancies it which is great to know and learn more about its rich history, but please…please don’t stop in the middle of the ramp while you’re listening to you audio guide.
There is a lift for pushchairs and wheelchair access so everybody can enjoy the views up there. It’s only a shame about the cafe that they’ve ran out or not enough choices of foods when we get there.
Lincoln Castle Prices
Castle All Inclusive tickets and Castle & Cathedral joint tickets with a FREE RETURN VISIT within 6 months of purchase.
Under 5’s Free
Surely, I can’t say enough on this blog post. Being new in this country, I am hungry of history too and I am still learning. I do suggest to visit Lincoln castle, the victorian prison is well worth a visit especially the prison chapel and you’ll know what I mean. Really is fascinating and unique experience.
Above all this, I am also proud of Olivia…being so small and well into it. She even went to the observatory tower with daddy.
Lincoln Castle Observatory Tower
Lincoln Castle’s Victorian Prison