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Alice in Wonderland at Lincoln Castle

  • April 6, 2019 to April 22, 2019
  • 10:00am to 4:30pm

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Follow the White Rabbit's Easter quest, play flamingo croquet, and solve the Mad Hatter's riddles at Lincoln Castle during the Easter holidays.

Inspired by Inspired by Lewis Carroll's classic story, Alice in Wonderland, there is a host of activities to enjoy at Lincoln Castle through the Easter holidays.

  • Daily: Easter Quest
    Follow the white rabbit and seek out the clues to solve the Mad Hatter's riddle and claim your chocolate reward. Be sure to open your chocolate bar with care as hidden inside 3 of the bars are 3 golden tickets!  Each golden ticket holds a very special surprise – will you be one of our lucky winners?
  • Daily: Through the Looking-Glass Display
    Visit the Magna Carta Vault in Lincoln Castle to see a first edition of Lewis Carroll's 'Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There' on display, gifted to Alfred Lord Tennyson by Lewis Carrol for Christmas in 1871.
  • Saturday 6th - Sunday 7th: Tea and Hats
    Learn tea etiquette from Lincoln Castle's very own Victorian lady. Or meet the Hatter to see if you need a new hat (and in what style), and to try to solve a riddle or two.
  • Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th: Flamingo Croquet
    Equipped with flamingos and hedgehogs, The Mad Hatter and The Queen of Hearts challenge you to a game of croquet.

Built by William the Conqueror in 1068, Lincoln Castle has dominated the Lincoln skyline for almost one thousand years.  During your visit you can walk the Medieval Walls for stunning views of Lincoln Cathedral and across the city; an audio tour will guide your through the castle's history.

Inside the Castle walls is the Victorian prison giving an insight into crime and punishment in the Lincoln of the past. Inside the prison you will find the subterranean Magna Carta vault, housing one of only four surviving original copies of Magna Carta, and a small cinema screen to tell you its important story.

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Times & Prices

Saturday 6th - Monday 22nd April:

  • Open daily: 10am – 5pm (grounds close 5:30pm)

Entry to the castle grounds is free. The Alice in Wonderland activities are included with your Castle Day Ticket or Annual Pass.

The Castle Day Ticket includes admission to the Medieval Wall Walk, Victorian Prison and David P J Ross Magna Carta Vault. Tickets can be bought on the Lincoln Castle Digitickets website:

  • Adult: £14;
  • Concession: £11.50;
  • Child (ages 5 - 16): £7.50;
  • Under 5s: free;
  • Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children): £35.50;
  • Annual pass holders: free;
  • Carers accompanying visitors with disabilities: free;
  • Easter Quest: £2 (included in Castle Day Ticket but not Annual Pass).

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