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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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Great half day out

Although the rooms are not furnished, there are posters on the walls depicting what each room was used for so you can imagine what it was like all those years ago. You can also... read more

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although the rooms are not furnished, there are posters on the walls depicting what each room was used for so you can imagine what it was like all those years ago. You can also listen to an audio tour which you can borrow from the reception/shop area. The climb to the top is well worth it, the views from each... More 

Thank nicolalloyd12
Aberdare, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely place to visit . Really interesting . Beautiful views and even better when they do Easter egg hunts.

Thank Rebecca N
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you enjoy National Trust stately homes with rooms full of period furniture and walls festooned with old paintings, then Tattershall Castle may not be for you. This NT property has no furniture other than one or two plain wooden chests, and the only images on the walls are a few information boards bearing material that is inadequate and not... More 

Thank MrAndrewHaynes
North Shields, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

More to do here because it was bank holiday weekend so old fashioned games, a sword fo rthe kids to hold etc We weren't offered the audio tour and only found out there was one later on. Friendly staff and surprisingly reasonable entry fees for National Trust. Bit annoying the egg hunt took the kids into small rooms so it... More 

Thank Spudwynk
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place had a lovely afternoon out. Walked around the grounds was tranquil. Visit here everytime we come to Tattershall.

Thank Lisa V
lincs UK
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took a friend to see this castle - as a brick built castle that was a family home - it is rather unusual - although it is basically an empty shell. You need to be fit to climb the spiral staicase - but the infomation available plus the views of Lincolnshire make it well worth it I noted from the... More 

Thank kaw118
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed walking round this castle. Beautifully kept and interesting information. Amazing views from the top.

Thank sunshineprincess
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous Easter Saturday at castle.. egg hunt, sand pit, dungeons open films, tea shop, and shop.. good few hours for the kids and £14 a family

Thank Karen M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Tattershall castle on easter Sunday enjoyed our visit . Used the audio guide which was very informative but unfortunately hard to listen too as lots of children enjoying egg hunt .would not recommend for small children as lots of steps on spiral staircase which was two way traffic. The building is an empty shell but with the help of... More 

Thank Gill B
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A climb to the top is a must with lovely views, inside the castle is ok but would recommend to use one of their audio tapes to explain the history. We were their for around an hour and to be honest that was plenty of time. Toilets are clean.

Thank A1193BLpeter

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