Castles & Fortifications in Lincolnshire

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Lincoln Castle, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Lincoln Castle, Lincoln

Lincoln Castle is built on the site of a Roman fort and for a while, used as a prison. Constructed in 1068, it is one of the first Norman castles built. There are several museums in the castle one of which houses one of the four surviving originals of the Magna Carta. You can presently walk ov...

Newport Arch, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Newport Arch, Lincoln

Reputedly the oldest arch in England with traffic flowing through it, Newport Arch is the name given to the remains of a 3rd-century Roman gate in the historic city of Lincoln.In the 4th century Roman occupied Lincoln, known then as Lindum Colonia, became capital of the province Flavia Caesariensis...

South Kyme Tower, South Kyme, Lincolnshire

South Kyme Tower, South Kyme

South Kyme is a small village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of the county. On a site to the west of the village stands the Grade I listed Kyme Tower. This was a medieval castle which is believed to have been built during the late 14th century by Gilbert de Umfraville, third Earl...

Type 22 World War 2 Pillbox, Frieston, Lincolnshire

Type 22 World War 2 Pillbox, Frieston

During the Second World War, defences were constructed around Freiston Shore as part of the anti-invasion defences when Britain stood alone against Germany. A number of pillboxes, gun emplacements and coastal lights were constructed and the remains of these fortifications can be seen and explored...

Somerton Castle, Navenby, Lincolnshire

Somerton Castle, Navenby

Somerton Castle is located near the villages of Navenby and Boothby Graffoe. The site is on low-lying land between the Lincoln Edge and the River Trent. The castle is 13th century and was gifted to King Edward II in 1309. King John II of France was imprisoned at Somerton Castle between 1359 an...

Bellmount Tower, Grantham, Lincolnshire

Bellmount Tower, Grantham

Home to brown long-eared bats and pipistrelle bats, Bellmount Tower is a Grade II listed building. Though located with Belton House grounds it is only accessible via a short walk from the car park beside the road to the east of the park. The viewing tower cannot be accessed directly from the p...

Hussey Tower, Boston, Lincolnshire

Hussey Tower, Boston

Constructed during the mid 15th century, Hussey Tower was once part of a grand home, and belonged to Sir John Hussey, a member of the court of Henry VIII. Built from hand made red bricks - fashioned from clay - it stood during the age when Boston was the wealthiest port in England, second only to...

Magna Carta, Lincoln Castle, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Magna Carta, Lincoln Castle, Lincoln

Lincoln Castle is honoured to hold one of the four surviving original Magna Carta. It was the first document imposed upon a King of England by a group of his subjects, the feudal barons, in an attempt to limit his powers by law and protect their rights. The Great Charter of the Liberties of En...

The Humber Forts, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire

The Humber Forts, Cleethorpes

The Humber Forts are two large fortifications in the mouth of the Humber: Haile Sand Fort and Bull Sand Fort. Built in 1914 to protect the entrance to the estuary, there was accommodation for 200+ soldiers.

Ross Castle, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire

Ross Castle, Cleethorpes

Ross castle is a mock ruin and was built by Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway during the redevelopment of Pier Gardens in 1885. It was named after the then secretary of the Railway Company, Edward Ross.Due to a number of concerns over public safety, it was closed for a number of years,...

Medieval Wall Remains, Stamford, Lincolnshire

Medieval Wall Remains, Stamford

Stamford was originally a walled town and this is a surviving section. The medieval castle itself is believed to have sat within the towns walls and is beneath the bus garage.

Bourne Castle, Bourne, Lincolnshire

Bourne Castle, Bourne

Bourne Castle was a medieval motte and double bailey castle. The enclosed mound, inner and outer moats are all that now survive.A motte was a type of castle which used an artificial mound to hold a defensible structure or keep on it's summit.

Grimsthorpe Castle, Grimsthorpe, Lincolnshire

Grimsthorpe Castle, Grimsthorpe

Grimsthorpe Castle is a country house four miles (6 km) north-west of Bourne on the A151. It lies within a 3,000 acre park of rolling pastures, lakes, and landscaped woodland. While not a castle in the strict sense of the word, its character is massive and martial – the towers and outlying pavilio...

Tattershall Castle, Tattershall, Lincolnshire

Tattershall Castle, Tattershall

Tattershall is a village and civil parish in the East Lindsey district of the county, located on the A153 Horncastle to Sleaford road.The village is steeped in history and none more so than the castle, fashioned during the early 13th century by Robert de Tattershall. It was greatly expanded and rebu...

Bolingbroke Castle, Old Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire

Bolingbroke Castle, Old Bolingbroke

Built around c1220-30 by Ranulph de Blundevill and situated in the heart of Old Bolingbroke at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds. It was the birthplace of the future King Henry IV in 1366.The castle had a moat some 90 feet wide which came up to the walls. It only ever saw action once in 1643 during...