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Tattershall Castle

Tattershall, Lincolnshire

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Tattershall is a Medieval brick castle built by Ralph Cromwell, Lord Treasurer of England in 1434. It rises dramatically above the Lincolnshire countryside. Of the original castle just the keep and moat still remain. Within you can explore six floors from the cellar to the battlements by climbing 150 steps, find out more about 15th-century life using the audio guide and walk in the grounds, over bridges over moats.

Tattershall has two moats which encircle the tower. Once you reach the battlements at the top there are stunning views of the countryside around and castle grounds below.

Within the grounds the Medieval Guardhouse, is believed to have served one of the Castle's original bridges. By the 17th century it had been converted into farm labourers' cottages, today it is home to the gift shop. The Tiltyard to the south of the Castle was a jousting arena and would have had sounds of the clashes and cries of knights in combat. Today it is a wild flower meadow and important nature conservation site.

Richard Croft

Location: Tattershall Castle, Tattershall, Lincs

Grid Reference: TF211575 Ceremonial County: Lincolnshire

Map Link: Multimap

Aerial photo: Google Map

Getting there: On South side of A153, 15ml NE of Sleaford; 10ml SW of Horncastle

Access: Parking 50 yards from ramped entrance. Ground floor has ramped access, other floors are only accessible by stairs.
Website: National Trust
Other Useful Websites: Wiki
Email: tattershallcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Address: Sleaford Road, Tattershall, Lincolnshire
Postcode: LN4 4LR Telephone: 01526 342543
Opening Times: 28 Feb-8 Mar + 7 Nov- 20 Dec Sat & Sun only 11am-4pm; 14 Mar-4 Oct Sat-Wed 11am-5pm; 5 Oct-1 Nov Sat-Wed 11am-4pm


Nearby Locations: Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre
Other Location Pages: Lincolnshire's Top Attractions

Notes: Toilets in Car Park. Shop has level entrance.





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Classification: Castles

Date Updated: 02/2009

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