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Tattershall Castle

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Address: Tattershall Castle Sleaford Road, Tattershall LN4 4LR, England
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+44 1526 342543
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Tattershall Castle proudly rises from the flat Lincolnshire fens; a...

Tattershall Castle proudly rises from the flat Lincolnshire fens; a survivor of conflict, decay and restoration. Built of red brick in an era of stone, this fortified manor is one of the earliest and finest surviving examples of English medieval brickwork. A past home to Lords, ladies, soldiers and cows, the castle was built by the Treasurer of England, Lord Ralph Cromwell in the 1440s and saved for the nation by Lord Curzon of Kedleston in 1911. Take the winding staircase, wander through vast echoing chambers and walk out onto the battlements revealing the beauty of the Lincolnshire countryside.

Eating and Shopping: Guardhouse shop selling hot and cold drinks, wrapped cakes, sandwiches, crisps, ice-cream, gifts and souvenirs. Picnics welcome.

Making the most of your day: Free audio guides for children and adults. Events throughout the year, including Easter Egg fun, medieval re-enactments, open-air theatre and Christmas market.

Accessibility: Site contains loose gravel paths (difficult for manual wheelchairs) and uneven grassy surfaces. Wheelchair access to the ground floor only. Access to the rest of the castle via a spiral staircase (149 steps) and steps to the basement.

Dogs: Welcome on leads in the grounds only.

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Ancient castle

This is one of the small portfolio of castles in the NT. You can climb up to the battlements having visisted rooms on up to 6 floors below. It is beautifully refurbished and all... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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281 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the small portfolio of castles in the NT. You can climb up to the battlements having visisted rooms on up to 6 floors below. It is beautifully refurbished and all the rooms tell their own story. the NT provide visitors with an excellent audio guide. The views from the roof are magnificent and on each aspect... More 

Thank finian29
Buntingford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We always when travelling around the country as a family visit historic sites.The entry price is reasonable at £7 for an adult £3.50 for children. Although if you don't which to give gift aid he prices 10% cheaper. The tower is effectively the only substantial thing left but this is in good condition. You are given an audio guide as... More 

Thank Beechbuzz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really lovely old building with history, really friendly staff. Worth a visit. The views from the top are stunning once you climb 148 steps. Only £7 per adult to get in, will only take 1 hour - 1 hour 30. Easy to walk to if staying on the camp site near by.

Thank Emma C
Louth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the sand pit with the beautiful golden sand, complete with buckets and spades. Build your own castle the sign said. I am going to be back at the castle on mothers day, and I hope to see lots of castles. The castle looks beautiful in the Spring sunshine. The daffodils are flowering and the birds were singing. Go... More 

Thank Valerie T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit. All rooms open. Audio tour available for both kids & adults. Makes it really interesting. Amazing views from roof. Amazing story of restoration. Not so much a castle but stately home. Loved this building. Would recommend. Note: many stairs to roof. Church just outside also worth a visit.

Thank themogster
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our beaver scout group visited the castle during their sleepover weekend. We had taken our cubs earlier in the year, and the beavers wanted to experience the castle for themselves. The beavers were keen to find dragons, and were not disappointed when they looked around - they found newts and stone carvings of dragons. The views were great from the... More 

Thank kestrel1947
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have lived in the area all of my (considerable) life and driven past many times but never visited before! What a crying shame as I have been missing a treat! This castle is absolutely fascinating with a really interesting history. The restoration work is staggering and is really well maintained throughout. The views from the top are truly breath... More 

Thank EEEandCO
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the way to Lincoln decided to visit this National Trust site. The audio guide is a very useful self guided tour and the actual visit to the different floors was accessed by steep winding stone stairs. great views from the top of the castle over Lincolnshire.

Thank MrCliff
Boston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

A regular visitor here as members of the National Trust. Just popped in for a coffee and as it was nice sat out on the picnic benches that are in the grounds. In the warmer weather they have deckchairs and directors chairs that you can relax in the shade of the trees. This is a very well kept place with... More 

Thank Simon B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Interesting but strenuous walk to the top but great views on a clear day when you get there! Not as much information as I would have liked but great church to visit for free next door with a shop and cafe with great cakes (the church, not the castle!)

Thank suemair

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