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Tattershall Castle

Tattershall Castle Sleaford Road, Tattershall LN4 4LR, England
+44 1526 342543
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Very good brick Castle

A wonderful example of a brick castle and, as I am led to believe, the only one with two moats... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nigel L
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Adelaide, Australia
149 Steps to the top!

Being NT members we love visiting all the locations and Tattershall Castle is very well restored... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PompeyMatt
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Nottingham, 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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Tattershall Castle Sleaford Road, Tattershall LN4 4LR, England
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"great views from the top"
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"well worth a visit"
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"spiral staircase"
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"lincolnshire countryside"
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"egg hunt"
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"lord curzon"
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"brick built"
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"nice grounds"
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Reviewed 1 week 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being NT members we love visiting all the locations and Tattershall Castle is very well restored. It won’t take you all day to get around. Probably between an hour to two max. If staying at Tattershall lakes (15 min walk away) it’s definitely worth a...More

Thank PompeyMatt
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great experience walking up to this impressive castle. A wealth of history to be discovered as you walk around listening to the free audio tour. My Husband climbed the stairs to the castle roof and informed me the far reaching views were amazing. He...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This castle was much more interesting than expected. You can get a free audio guide which tells you about all the areas of the castle. The stone spiral staircase takes you to all floors including the roof. You get the most amazing views from the...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Good fun with kids doing the Cadbury Easter egg hunt. Weather was cold wet and windy so we pretty much did the egg hunt and left. Could do with being bit more info around the castle rather than having to rely on the audio guides...More

Thank k8ll
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

This is another different National Trust Property location on three floors lots of steps to the roof about 120, there is a audio tour availabe which is very informative and well worth getting. Great views from the top if you can climb that far up.

Thank Jill B
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

fab views and great with all the family this is fab for couples or history buffins we went as a family of 12 all mixed ages from 16yr upwards and we all had a fab day we also went in the church next door and...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

very good view from the roof. if you are close of this castle dont miss it and to stop to see it. you dont meed a lot if time.

Thank VaiJon
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

I love this place. Its fantastic at any time of the year. The building itself is really interesting and the views are amazing and you can see as far as Lincoln Cathedral. This time we visited over Easter and did the egg hunt with the...More

Thank peter d
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Best visited on a clear day when you can see all the landmarks from the battlements. The castle has a fascinating history and the audio guide is excellent, just wait a second after touching the screen, mine wasn't as responsive as a smart phone. Having...More

Thank RayStarbotton
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malc735
19 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
13 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
19 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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