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Tattershall Castle

Tattershall Castle Sleaford Road, Tattershall LN4 4LR, England
+44 1526 342543
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Exceptional Visit

This castle is really worth a few hours of your time. Great history and amazing views from the top... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
AGF909
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London, United Kingdom
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Quick visit

Just a short walk from Tattershall Lakes Country Park and well worth a visit. Only £8 per adult... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Janette2364
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Tattershall Castle Sleaford Road, Tattershall LN4 4LR, England
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"national trust"
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"audio guide"
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"great views from the top"
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"red brick"
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"well worth a visit"
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"raf coningsby"
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"spiral staircase"
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"egg hunt"
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"lincolnshire countryside"
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"lord curzon"
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"brick built"
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"nice grounds"
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"the upper floors"
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"information boards"
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"civil war"
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"interesting history"
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"gift shop"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This castle is really worth a few hours of your time. Great history and amazing views from the top if you can make it up the stairs. Go gently and give it a go. It has pleasant gardens and a cafe for those who wish...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just a short walk from Tattershall Lakes Country Park and well worth a visit. Only £8 per adult entry fee and worth every penny. Beautiful building and lovely views from the ramparts. Only criticism is the graffiti on the castle walls, it’s such a shame.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a well restored castle run by the national trust - the entrance fee is reasonable the grounds are well kept and there’s information about the history. Plenty of photo opportunities and brill views.. lovely clean new toilets. Staff very friendly and helpful -...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited here with my mother in law and sister in laws families one Sunday, it was a beautiful day. £8 each we thought was reasonable we explored the whole castle there was activities for younger children and the history and views were top class....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning red brick keep set in extensive grounds with plenty of room for children to run around. The Keep is open to visitors and each floor has information about what it was used floor and stunning stained glass windows with each owners coat of arms...More

Thank EthAme46
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff who immediately greeted us with a warm welcome. The grounds were hosting an archery event which was fantastic and our 19 month old even had a go at firing an arrow! The castle is lovely- well maintained and impressive views at the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The car park was starting to get full up, when I arrived. As I was parking my car, some weirdo man complained to me about something and then put his face up against my front passenger's window. I couldn't hear what he said, but he...More

Thank ste141
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well signposted. Be careful pulling in off the road as it's a single track and cars are coming in/out. Free car park, very short walk to castle entrance via a funny little path skirting a bowling green and round past a church (which charges £2...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Come along take in the stunning castle and grounds. While the bowman demonstrate hunting with a longbow and stable stand. With have a go archery and much more to learn about medieval times. It's a beautiful place, join us, look forward to seeing you

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful example of a brick castle and, as I am led to believe, the only one with two moats. while almost bare inside in terms of decoration and furnishings, the outlay of the castle gives one a very good sense of medieval living.

Thank Nigel L
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malc735
18 November 2016|
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Response from odelly53 | Reviewed this property |
Havent been to the Christmas market but the paths in front of the castle are pea shingle. There is a large green in the middle. Any stalls that are in the castle itself wont be accessable with a wheelchair unfortunately... More
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Jen W
12 November 2016|
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Response from Kaiser S | Reviewed this property |
The grounds are very small, literally a 30 second walk from the entrance to the castle. The castle is also surrounded by a moat.
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Sam P
18 July 2016|
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Response from Shirley B | Reviewed this property |
Good morning I hope this helps ,adult standard is £6.36 gifted it is £7 ,child is £3.18 gifted is £ 3.50 for a family it is £15.90 but if gifted it is £17.50 ,I hope you enjoy your time
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