1,000 Years of Traditional Crafts at Lincoln Castle

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Hundreds of people gathered at Lincoln Castle for the first day of the annual 1,000 Years of Traditional Crafts event.

The event is taking place over the weekend of May 31 and June 1.

The unique skills demonstration event in the Castle grounds was filled with professionals and first-timers trying their hand at more than 50 traditional crafts from blacksmithing to stonemasonry and silversmithing.

The children’s marquee had plenty to keep the kids entertained and there was also a selection of Lincolnshire food on offer from the Castle Hill Square.

This year, visitors also had the opportunity to go on behind-the-scenes tours of the £22 million Lincoln Castle Revealed renovations.

Tours of the conservation work included a sneak peek of the new subterranean vault which will house Lincoln’s original copy of the Magna Carta.

Tickets for the 1,000 Years of Traditional Crafts event at Lincoln Castle are: adults £6.50, concessions £5.20, children £3.90, family ticket (2+3) £16.90.