Lincoln Castle – Photo Essay

Built by William the Conqueror in 1068, Lincoln Castle is brimming with medieval charm. It is home to the priceless Magna Carta, a legal document that set the precedent for liberty. It is also the location of a Victorian crown court which is still functional today. Here are some pictures from around the castle and its walls:

Lincoln Castle’s grounds are picturesque and well kept. There are huge, old trees to provide shade during the heat of the summer – a time of year when this area is filled with people having picnics.

A walk along Lincoln Castle’s walls is a must and provides spectacular views over the cathedral city.

A statue of King George III is one of the features in the grounds.

Lincoln Crown Court has been here since the Victorian times and is still functional today.

Lincoln Castle’s tower with the Union Jack blowing in the wind.

How amazing is this view of Lincoln Cathedral, seen from the castle’s walls?





  1. January 18, 2012 / 19:39

    Beautiful collection of images.

    • January 18, 2012 / 20:04

      Thank you :-)

  2. January 18, 2012 / 19:46

    I like how the cathedral looks from the castle. There is a nice symmetry to it. I take it if you got these pictures, the castle is open for visits? Does it cost?
    Seriously, the Real Magna Carta is there? I’m a bit surprised it didn’t end up in the British Museum.

    • January 18, 2012 / 20:04

      Hey Andrew, click on the Magna Carta link for a more detailed article I wrote on it. It’s open for visits and costs around £4, which allows you to come and go throughout the day as you wish.

  3. January 20, 2012 / 05:55

    Wow looks amazing! Beautiful pictures!

    • January 20, 2012 / 19:09

      Thanks Claire :-)