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Address: Minister Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PU, England
Phone Number: +44 1522 527468
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Delving into History

It is a pathway into awareness to explore ruins like this and to imagine the oppulance and imbalance of privelege and power in bygone eras. To imagine the effort and dedication... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Colin4Wall
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved this for the atmosphere. You do need to be fairly fit and it isn't suitable for buggies or wheelchairs.

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Thank sylvie28031956
Ipswich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stumbled upon this place on our second (and last) day of visiting the Christmas market as there were more stalls inside - well it was a very interesting place, with good views and a very atmospheric dungeon all lit up during the market. Quite crowded but not too busy that you could not see anything. Well done English Heritage... More 

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Thank 375Christopher1983
Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

But determined to go again when less crowded. Now managed by English Heritage, there is quite a bit to see with some good views over Lincoln. Excellent attraction.

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Thank Ian S
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited the Bishops Palace for the first time at the Medieval Christmas Market, it was absolutely amazing. Wonderful gift ideas, wonderful atmosphere, delicious mulled wine. Will definitely visit again.

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Thank lindawardale
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a pathway into awareness to explore ruins like this and to imagine the oppulance and imbalance of privelege and power in bygone eras. To imagine the effort and dedication needed to build such a place is challenging. As a seat of authority against the backdrop of misunderstanding and fear, it is important to appreciate the integrity of those... More 

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Thank Colin4Wall
Southampton, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I've visited Lincoln Cathedral many times, but this was my first visit to the Medieval Bishop's Palace. I was suitably impressed, particularly as the Palace has the Cathedral for a backdrop and the building itself is very photogenic. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. Definitely worth a look if you're up Steep Hill!

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Thank Philmex1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here with a 3 year old and was really pleasantly surprised. There is a lot to explore and loads of outdoor space to run about in. The husband seemed to hink the history bit was interesting too! Would recommend.

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Thank Jane B
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

It was a bonus to find this was English Heritage as we are members. Unfortunately we had limited time so found some of the audio irritating as it had supposed people from the time atlking about events before talking about the actual location that I really wanted to know about.

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Thank Carole W
UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Suffers from being so close to the cathedral and castle, which win in the attraction stakes. But if you have the time, it's still worth a wander round, and there is quite a bit of it left. The audio guide is long winded and oddly patronising, which seems to be an English Heritage trademark, and the exhibition and interpretation boards... More 

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Thank myjlcr
bishops stortford
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I think our visit suffered as we had just been to both the castle and the Cathedral and had higher expectations. Fantastic views but empty shell at £5:70 we would have been very disappointed but as English Heritage members it was free.

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