Oo de lally! Robin Hood and fellow outlaws to ambush Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle is inviting visitors to delve into the murky shadows of history and experience the tales of Robin Hood and other great outlaws.

On Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August, the popular Lincoln attraction will be hosting a weekend dedicated to the exploits of law breakers, ne’er-do-wells and outlaws.

Activities include a three-person performance retelling the story of famous medieval outlaw Robin Hood, who was a thorn in the side of King John, the man who would go on to seal Magna Carta.

Visitors will also hear amazing real-life stories about swashbuckling female pirates Mary Read and Anne Bonnay, complete with sword fighting.

And the castle’s resident Victorian Prison group will be on-hand for their own costumed performances.

Jon Hogan, public engagement manager, said: “This is set to be a cracking weekend, packed with a galloping highwayman with pistols at the ready, have-a-go archery for aspiring outlaws, and music and song.

“For history buffs, there will be a chance to see presentations on crime and punishment and learn what happened to those caught breaking the Royal Forest Laws.

“It’s going to be two captivating days of cutpurses and ne’er-do-wells – don’t miss out!”

The event runs from 11am to 4.30pm each day (the main castle attractions are open between 10am and 5pm).

Tickets cost £13.50 for adults, £11 for concessions and £7.20 for children. Family tickets for two adults and up to three children are also available for £34.20. There is a 10 per cent discount for booking online in advance.

Tickets include admission to the event, the Medieval Wall Walk, Victorian Prison and David PJ Ross Magna Carta Vault. Admission also includes a free return visit (must be made within six months and can include daytime events).