Following the Governments’ announcement last night regarding the next phase of relaxing of restrictions under their ‘Roadmap’ for England, the Friends of Lincoln Castle (FOLC) are delighted to announce plans to restart their Guided Tours of the grounds of Lincoln Castle on Monday 17th May 2021.
Tours will be available to visitors by purchasing a Castle Day Ticket however, for safety, numbers will be restricted to 10 participants per tour (plus a Guide). Additionally, Social Distancing measures will be implemented. For Annual Pass Holders the tours are included with their entry.
There will be four tours daily,11:00, 12:00, 13:00 and 14:00, regardless of the weather. The tours are ideal for those who seek an introduction to this historic site, as well as for anyone who requires a deeper understanding of the colourful history of the castle. The Guide will advise about the history of Lincoln Castle, provide stories of some of the people who lived there and of key battles that were fought about its walls in medieval times. Reacting to the news, Castle Manager Kimberley Vickers stated “A guided tour of Lincoln Castle is a really great way of making sure you get the most out of your visit to this beautiful, historic site. The Guides are castle enthusiasts and enjoy every opportunity to talk to our visitors and bring the site to life. We are delighted to see them return, and are enormously grateful to the Friends of Lincoln Castle for the many ways that they support us” The Guides are keen to get started again and looking forward to welcoming visitors to the Castle again and describing the buildings, events and people that are part of Lincoln Castles’ history. So why not join us and add a Guided Tour to your visit!
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