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Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace

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Address: Minister Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PU, England
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+44 1522 527468
10:00 - 18:00
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

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This mediaeval palace once the home of the bishop of Lincoln is now in the hands of English Heritage and has been imaginatively renovated. Good shop.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grantham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely place to spend a warm afternoon. The free audio tour is very good although it doesn't mention Catherine Howards alleged indiscretions here is hich was the bit that fascinated me. The walk is quite challenging if you have mobility problems.

Thank Lesley F
Grantham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This mediaeval palace once the home of the bishop of Lincoln is now in the hands of English Heritage and has been imaginatively renovated. Good shop.

Thank donnison44
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A really well set up visitor attraction allows you to see a large proportion of the Palace. Some areas were closed for refurbishment while we were there but I didn't feel it took away from anything. We used the audio guide which was useful and interesting.

Thank Thom C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interesting site but not much more tahn a ruin and on a very steep slope. Good descriptions help you to use your imagination to picture how it was, Don't be tempted to miss out the whole walk down as you'd miss a beautiful modern garden and vineyard

Thank Tina H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice building to visit. Audio guide good and informative and the views are stunning. The building is managed by English Heritage and well worth a visit

Thank Stephen N
Wickford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we are EH members, this visit was free for us I'm not sure how I would have felt about paying full price. The site is beautifully presented and the gardens are well-kept. There are fantastic views and it was very pleasant to sit in the spring sunshine, admiring the view and listening to the audio-guide. However, the audio-guide does... More 

Thank Helen G
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

English Heritage audioguides are free, once you have paid the admission fee, and are generally excellent. But I was disappointed by the audioguide at Lincoln’s medieval bishops’ palace. Despite a boast that it is an award-winner, it seems inferior to those I have used at other EH sites. The basic historical information is fine, but the audioguide is bedevilled by... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Bishops palace is a very interesting place to visit for a family.you can visit the Castle at the same time.

Thank paula p
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Interesting place to visit, though not sure if I would have felt so if we weren't EH members. We visited in rainy weather, which wasn't ideal for visiting ruins, and the signage wasn't that great.

Thank Johntimelord
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is a very historically important ruin and is linked to the cathederal across the road. As members of English Heritage, we didnt have to pay for entry so I am unsure of the price, but as with all EH ruins, take an audio guide to direct you around the site in a chronological order. Bing a ruin there is... More 

1 Thank Rob F

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