The newly renovated Lincoln Castle has already welcomed over 15,000 visitors since it officially re-opened on April 1.
Around 12,000 visitors visited the castle over the Easter weekend, with an additional 3,500 tourists passing through its gates for the grand re-opening at the start of the month.
Around 12,000 visitors through the gates this Easter weekend! Come and see what all the fuss is about… http://t.co/iG8oVnqSB3
— Lincoln Castle (@LincolnCastle) April 7, 2015
Just heard we had 3500 visitors to the castle today. Great start just before Easter pic.twitter.com/HhPgRlAH6s
— Martin Hill (@CllrmHill) April 1, 2015
Highlights of the refurbished castle include:
- A new vault for Magna Carta and Charter of the Forest, which is the only place in the world where they can be viewed together
- A Medieval Wall Walk, with accompanying audio guide
- The newly-refurbished Victorian Prison, which has been closed to members of the public for decades
- Archaeology uncovered during the works, including an internationally important Saxon sarcophagus, or stone coffin
- A new castle shop and café, offering souvenirs, gifts and refreshments
Alongside the opening, the county council launched a new park and ride Lincoln Castle Shuttle Bus, to ferry visitors from the south of the county to the historic quarter of Lincoln.
Tickets are on sale via the castle’s new website, where details of the different prices can be found as well as information on the new attractions within the development.