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Lincoln Castle is in the centre of beautiful, historic Lincoln and is open all year round.

Explore the all-new Lincoln Castle.  Scale the heights of the Medieval Wall Walk, follow in the footsteps of prisoners in the Victorian Prison, and immerse yourself in the Magna Carta story.

Contact and Getting There

Castle Square Lincoln LN1 3AA

01522 541173

Lincoln Central train station is located in the city centre.  From the station it is a 10 minute drive or 20 minute walk to Lincoln Castle.  A taxi from the station to Lincoln Castle costs around £4.50 and there is a taxi rank outside the station.

Opening Hours

April to September

10am – 5pm (grounds close 5.30pm)

October to March

10am – 4pm (grounds close 4.30pm)

Disabled Access

• We offer free admission for carers of disabled visitors. Please note that proof of eligibility may be requested.

• There is a lift and wheelchair access to the east section of our Medieval Wall Walk, which overlooks the Cathedral West Front and has spectacular views. The rest of the Medieval Walk Walk is only accessible by steps.

• There is a platform lift to the Victorian Prison and a lift between all three floors. Some parts of the prison have very narrow walkways and doors, making access difficult for wheelchair users. There is an accessible viewing platform for the Victorian Prison Chapel and this is accessible by a lift.

• There is a lift in the David PJ Ross Magna Carta Vault and the vault and cinema are fully accessible.

• Assistance dogs are welcome on site and can accompany visitors through all areas of the Castle and grounds.

• Wheelchair accessible WC cubicles are located on the ground floor of the prison or at the East Gate entrance.

• Induction loops are located in the shop, Victorian Prison and the David P J Ross Magna Carta Vault wherever audio forms part of the interpretation.

• An audio guide is available for the Medieval Wall Walk. A transcript of the full script is available for visitors with hearing impairments. An East Wall version is also available for visitors only accessing this section of wall.

• Scripts of all the films in the Victorian Prison and Magna Carta cinema are available for visitors with hearing impairments. 

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