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Lincoln Castle: a world-class heritage attraction.



Medieval musicians, a Feast of Fools and free family fun today marked the end of a four-year, £22m transformation of Lincoln Castle

The Castle’s gates opened with a fanfare and confetti cannon blast to reveal new visitor experiences – including an underground exhibition home for Lincoln Cathedral’s 1215 Magna Carta, one of only four left in the world.

Fittingly, considering the date, today's launch day also featured jesters – a nod to the medieval ‘Feast of Fools’, said to be one of the origins for April Fools Day.
High on a hill and standing opposite one of Europe’s finest gothic cathedrals, Lincoln Castle - built in 1068 on the site of a Roman fortress – is regarded as one of the country’s best examples of a Norman castle. 
From today, new stories have been revealed. Explore the towers and dungeons of the Medieval Wall Walk with a brand new atmospheric audio guide and spectacular views over Lincoln. Come face to face with convicts and hear their stories with new interpretation including films, panels and digital interactive screens in the imposing Victorian Prison.

See Magna Carta, the document that changed the course of history. Immerse yourself in the story of King John, the barons and the birth of the Great Charter in a widescreen cinematic experience in the David P J Ross Magna Carta Vault. The new underground Vault displays Lincoln’s Magna Carta and the 1217 Charter of the Forest – making the Castle the only place in the world where these two historic documents can be seen together – along with a related loan document on rotation.
Lincoln Castle Revealed is funded by Lincolnshire County Council, Heritage Lottery Fund, European Regional Development Fund, the David Ross Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation and other private donations

Lincoln Castle will open every day from 1 April 2015 (except 24–26 December & 31 December - 1 January) from 10am–5pm, April–September, and 10am–4pm, October–March. Inclusive Ticket: admission to the Medieval Wall Walk, Victorian Prison and Magna Carta and Guided Tours of the inner bailey, Adult £12, Concession £9.60, Child £7.20. Victorian Prison & Magna Carta: Adult £10, Concession £8, Child £6. Medieval Wall Walk: Adult £5, Concession £4, Child £3. Castle & Cathedral Joint Ticket: Adults £16, Concessions £13, Child £10. Under 5's free. Inclusive tickets and the Castle & Cathedral joint ticket include a free return visit within 6 months of purchase.

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