DiCamillo Companion

Lincoln Castle

  • Built / Designed For: William the Conqueror

    House & Family History: Built by William the Conqueror on the site of an existing Roman fortress, Lincoln Castle has had many uses, most recently serving as a prison, a function it served until 1878. The Castle is famous as the home of the original Magna Carta, which has been housed here since 1215. Lincoln Castle underwent a £22 million restoration project in the early 21st century.

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "Downton Abbey" (2013 - TV series, as the prison where Mr. Bates is incarcerated after being accused of murdering his ex-wife).
  • Current Ownership Type: Charity / Nonprofit

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01522-554-559

    Email: lincoln_castle@lincolnshire.gov.uk

    Website: https://www.lincolncastle.com

    Historic Houses Member: No