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Lincoln Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Lincoln, United Kingdom.

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Lincoln was once England's third city ' back in Norman times ' and the town's castle, built in 1068, is a suitably impressive affair. A long-time court and jail, the ramparts were frequently used for public executions. Once home to William the Conqueror, it's still in good order and well worth a visit (it also houses a copy of the Magna Carta).

Written by  matt_b.

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“Complete Wall”

Strangely overlooked by the cathedral west front not far to the east, this castle has an unusually complete curtain wall of c1100-20 around a single large rectangular court. There is access to the wall-walk for most of the circuit. Prison buildings of t… Read more...

Written by  Mike Salter.

“Winter in Britain”

By Nick Coleman for The Independent. First published 7th December 2008. Zoom up the spiral staircase into the cupola; pitch through a tiny door and out on to the roof. Hold on. Be careful not to tread on the pleats in the lead. Be equally careful not t… Read more...

Written by press. See the full article in The Independent, 7th December 2008

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