Magna Carta, Lincoln Castle, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Magna Carta, Lincoln Castle, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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 England, was sealed under oath by King John at Runnymede, on the bank of the River Thames, 15 June 1215.

The charter is widely known throughout the English speaking world as an important part of the protracted historical process that led to the rule of constitutional law in England and beyond.

The castle is built on the site of a Roman fort and, for a time, was utilised as a prison. Constructed in the 11th century, it was one of the first Norman castles.

There are several museums inside, where the Magna Carte is housed, and a wide variety of places to visit around the city.

Address Castle Hill
Telephone 01522 511068
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