Lincoln Castle to welcome groups

The new wall walk at Lincoln Castle.

Details have been revealed of some of the special group travel itineraries that will be available at Lincoln Castle when it unveils its Lincoln Castle Revealed restoration next spring.

First covered in the April 2012 issue of GTO (231), the project includes the creation of an exhibition centre to showcase the genuine 1215 Magna Carta and a new opportunity to walk around the walls of the entire castle.

Lincoln is also home to the 1217 Charter of the Forest, a less well-known document that added to freedoms of Magna Carta. It is one of only two copies known to have survived – making Lincoln Castle the only place in the world where these two hugely important documents can be seen in the same place.

Visitors will hear chilling and moving stories from the well-preserved male and female Victorian prisons, with the male prison fully open for the first time and film, audio, digital and interactive panels will help bring the history of the building to life.

As well as half and full-day itineraries at the 1,000-year-old castle, groups of 15 to 50 people will be able to combine visits with other tours, from rooftop explorations of Lincoln Cathedral to visits to award-winning museums.

For further information telephone 01522 782040