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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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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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Brick built castle with great views

A proper castle with turrets, built by Ralph Cromwell. In surprisingly good condition as it has been extensively restored in early 20th century, but there is a certain... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rushden, United Kingdom
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Rushden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A proper castle with turrets, built by Ralph Cromwell. In surprisingly good condition as it has been extensively restored in early 20th century, but there is a certain atmospheric feel to the castle. Best views of Lincolnshire if you can manage to climb the stone spiral staircase up to the top. There are plenty of floors to explore on the... More 

Thank jfjackson
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting visit to this medieval castle. There is an audio machine you can take round the castle telling you about all the rooms. Lots of steps leading to the top of the castle where there are beautiful views. The steps are quite steep and there are more than a hundred, so it is not suitable for people who struggle... More 

Thank Tanni F
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not a venue to take up a full day as the grounds are small, though there are plenty of local walks to be had. But it is well worth 2-3 hrs if your in the area. The main castle is in good repair & a pleasure to behold thanks in no small measure to Mr.Curzon. However the audio... More 

Thank RobMcAndrews
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited Tattershall castle many times. Wonderfully preserved historical building. Audio tours available and very interesting. If your fit enough to climb the numerous steps to the top, you'll be rewarded with glorious views. Small café serving selection of food, but the grounds are lovely for a picnic. Sand pit newly opened for the children.

Thank Jackie-VW-X
Ithaca, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth it. Very interesting and luckily very well preserved. The grounds are also very well done. If you are an aviation buff you might get lucky and see the battle of britian aircraft or a Typhoon perform their airshow routines. Check the notams in effect during your visit. View of it all from the top of the castle is... More 

Thank fssutton1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my husband's choice of visit and it turned out to be a good choice. We visited the church next door to the castle where lovely volunteers served tea and cake for a small fee in aid of the church restoration. Just a short walk to the castle which takes you by surprise as its such a lovely building.... More 

Thank henryroley
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its 149 steps up a spiral staircase to the top. I'm not entirely sure it was worth it but the view was very nice. There are rooms inside but they are mainly bare. I would recommend grabbing an audio set from the gift shop. There is a lovely church next door to the castle which is well worth a visit.

Thank hayley b
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good day, was a princess and knights day so kids went dressed up. Plenty for kids to do some at extra minimal cost. Kids age 5 and 7 had a fantastic time and staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank Sally-Marie S
Luton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got there in the afternoon but found out it was a National Trust building and as I was short of time, decided not to enter, but it is complete, and if time will be worth going back as it looks well kept and preserved.

Thank Will R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this exceptional National Trust red brick castle last weekend and thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon expedition. As we are NT members it was free for us but the cost for non members is negligible. To see the whole castle you need to be fit and active as there are a lot of steps to access all the floors and roof.... More 

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