Castles in Lincolnshire
This page Bolingbroke Castle - Somerton Castle
Bolingbroke Castle was the birthplace of Henry IV. During the Civil war a Royalist army besieged Parliamentary defenders for a month before the garrison surrended. Much of the castle is in now in ruins, but there are excellent interpretive panels detailing the history of Bolingbroke.
Built on the orders of William the Conquer, a Magna Carta exhibit and the Prison Chapel reconstruction add extra interest to this marellous medieval fortress. In addition, there are a variety of special events at the castle throughout the summer months.
The ruins of Somerton Castle stand 2 miles from Boothby Graffoe, south of Lincoln. The remains of two towers still stand, surrounded by a moat. One of the towers has been incorporated into an Elizabethan farmhouse.
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