Castle Hill, Lincoln, United Kingdom
Lincoln Castle Reviews
Not the best in the world, but affordable enough for a looksee Sep 25, 2013
And so we have it - the Castle that's 2nd only to Lewes as being one of the few remaining castles in England with a motte. A what?? Well we have the definition for you here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motte-and-bailey.
Outside of that, the Castle is easy to locate. There are 2 big attractions in Lincoln, the Castle and the Cathedral and both are on opposite sides of each other in Castle Hill, that's at the end of the Steep Hill road (which is at the end of the high Street). So yes, easy!
The day I went unfortunately was a bad day as there was major renovation work going on in the Castle and as result of which, I wouldn't be let into the buildings. I later found out it that wasn't just this day, but it'll be renovated for the next few months, some work of which includes a new spanking display for the Magna Carta.
That left me with pretty much a boring garden, the ramparts (again, partially closed due to construction) and the much talked about statue of George III and the Eleanor Tree. I probably spent about 15 grand minutes here, and that too, 10 of which were spent by one of the towers taking fabulous pictures of the Cathedral!
I'd love to recommend the place but frankly, I don't know much about it myself!
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