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Visitor update

Lincoln Castle has re-opened its grounds and Medieval Wall Walk, Victorian Prison and Magna Carta for visitors to enjoy. Open from 10am – 5pm, seven days a week.In order to uphold safe social distancing we have introduced some new measures that we need to make you aware of:

  • Visitors must prebook their Medieval Wall Walk tickets online here, you must book in advance.
  • Visitors must prebook their Castle Day ticket online here, please choose your preferred time of arrival to visit the Magna Carta Vault and the Victorian Prison. This ticket must be booked in advance giving you the opportunity to view the Medieval Wall Walk before or after your scheduled arrival time.
  • Annual pass holders will not need to prebook tickets but may be expected to queue on arrival for entry up to the Medieval Wall Walk or into the Magna Carta Vault.
  • Magna Carta is the only document on display.
  • When visiting the inside of the Victorian Prison and Magna Carta you will be required to wear a face covering unless you are exempt. See government guidance
  • On exceptionally busy days and weekends we may introduce a one way system to ensure the safety of visitors.
  • A one way system is in place for the Medieval Wall Walk, Victorian Prison Buildings and Magna Carta vault.
  • No maps or handouts will be distributed on site to prevent the spread of Covid-19, so why not pre-download your site map here.
  • We will not be issuing complimentary audio guides but you can download it here
  • We have set a safe maximum capacity level.
  • Every Thursday from 10am - 11am we offer a shielding entry ticket option on our Castle Day ticket.
  • Limited toilet facilities on site
  • The Observatory Tower and Cobb Hall is closed for your safety
  • Wheelchair access to the east section of the wall, and internal buildings will remain available but will be limited to two wheelchair users at any one time.
  • Follow our usual Castle Code when taking the time to enjoy the castle grounds and its magnificent medieval backdrop.

Please help us achieve this by supporting and following our new measures.

The Lincoln Castle Team