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Castles in Lincolnshire

This page Bolingbroke Castle - Somerton Castle


Old Bolingbroke 

Bolingbroke 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.
Old Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire, England

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Heritage Highlight: The birthplace of Henry IV
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Lincoln 

Lincoln Castle

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.
Castle Hill, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, LN1 3AA

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Heritage Highlight: One of the few surviving copies of the Magna Carta is on display
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Boothby Graffoe 
Somerton Castle

Somerton Castle

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.
Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire, England

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