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Lincoln Castle FAQ's

We are delighted to be welcoming you back to Lincoln Castle. We have put in place specific measures to help keep you safe and here are some of our anticipated frequently asked questions which we hope will keep you informed and confident during your visit.

What are your opening times?

27th March 2021 to 30th October 2021:
10.00am - 5.00pm

31st October 2021 to 26th March 2022:
10.00am - 4.00pm

We are open every day of the year except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

What is actually open?
Entry to the grounds is free and you are welcome to come and enjoy at your leisure.  We will be monitoring capacity throughout the day and would ask you not to queue if the grounds are full. The indoor and attractions are now fully open. When booking online please select your chosen arrival time to help us stagger arrivals throughout the day.

Langton's café is open indoor catering and for a takeaway service. Our cafe offers a wide variety of food including warm panini's, sandwiches, light bites, children's options and drinks. The full menu can be seen on our website.

Do I have wear a face covering?
We advise that face coverings are worn in our indoor spaces and that you 'check in' using the NHS test and trace scheme.

Will you be extending the date on my Annual Pass?
The expiry date on annual passes will be extended to cover the closure of the attractions although you may still get a reminder asking you to renew. If you would like to know your new expiry date, please contact Lincoln Castle.

Are the grounds and attractions suitable for wheelchairs?
Yes, however the entrance via East gate does have a lot of cobbles due to the nature of the old building. 

What safety and hygiene measures have you put in place as a result of Covid-19?

  • Our site risk assessment is displayed at the East Gate entrance in our reception window.
  • Hourly cleaning with anti-viral cleaners and wipes.
  • Hand sanitising stations are available throughout the site.
  • Signage on site to remind visitors to uphold social distancing when relaxing in our grounds and enjoying our attractions.

How is my safety and that of the staff being managed in the café?
The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors is our priority. To ensure that social distance is maintained we will be implementing the following: One-way queuing system to place orders and to collect orders. Payment is encouraged to be paid by card and contactless payment where possible to reduce physical contact.

Staff will have had training prior to opening to ensure they operate in the safest way possible. Hand sanitiser will be available and visitors will be encouraged to use it.

Will dietary needs to be catered for?
We will have a small amount of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free products on offer. Please feel free to ask for the dietary sheets available.

Will tap water be provided ?
To minimise the possibility for contamination from refillable bottles, we’re asking visitors to come prepared with the water they’ll need for their visit. Bottled water will be available to purchase in the café.

Will there be facilities to warm milk for my baby?
Unfortunately we will not be offering the facility to warm milk during this time.

Can I bring my re-usable cup?
Due to possible cross-contamination this option is not currently available.This is for the health and safety of everyone.

Will there be staff on site?
Our Visitor Experience Team and Catering staff are on site should you wish to speak to a member of staff or would like to order food we politely ask that you observe the 2 metre rule when approaching them.

Can I bring a pram or pushchair into the attraction?
You are welcome to bring prams and pushchairs into the grounds.  However the wall walk may not be suitable so in order to ensure the comfort of all our visitors we ask that you leave pushchairs and buggies in the designated space at East Gate.

Can I bring my own food and drinks?
Yes, visitors may bring their own food provided that social distancing guidance is followed if sitting down to eat. Please don’t leave any litter behind.

Can I bring pets into the site?
Assistance guide dogs only are permitted on site. However we do have dog friendly weekends / days, please look out for these on our website.

Can I take photos in the attraction?
Photography is permitted inside the Castle grounds and buildings for non-commercial private use. No photography or video is permitted inside of the David PJ Ross Magna Carta Vault.

If you have any other questions about your visit, please contact our Visitor Experience Team on 01522 554559 and they will be happy to help. Please remember things may be a little different when you visit, but you’ll still be given a warm and safe welcome by our friendly staff.