Lincoln Knights' Trail

  • May 20, 2017 to September 3, 2017
  • All Day

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Follow a trail of 36 Knight sculptures throughout Lincoln to mark 800 years since the Battle of Lincoln and the sealing of the Charter of the Forest.

The sculpture trail consists of 36 knights which represent the two main figures of the 1217 Battle of Lincoln - Nicola de la Haye (Custodian of Lincoln Castle) and William Marshall (Regent to the young King Henry III). Also look out for designs to represent the Charter of the Forest.

Each sculpture has been sponsored by a local business and painted by a talented artist, with a hidden symbol on each. Find each symbol and complete the quest to receive a certificate and badge, plus discount off an exclusive Battle of Lincoln children's book.

To see the locations of the knights, see the Lincoln Knights' Trail website.

After the trail, the sculptures will be sold at auction in Lincoln Cathedral to raise money for The Nomad Trust. This local charity which serves the homeless community of Lincoln and provides emergency accommodation for those who would otherwise be sleeping on the streets.

Lincoln Knights' Education Trail

The EBP have created an education programme to complement the Lincoln Knights' Trail and embed Lincolnshire’s local history into the school curriculum. In addition, all participating schools and academies have received their very own half-size knight to decorate and keep as part of their involvement in this unique project.

The Lincoln Knights’ Trail Education Trail was launched at 2017's Lincolnshire Show on 21st and 22nd June. The half-sized knights are now on display within cultural and prominent venues across the city of Lincoln, after which they will be returned to participating schools and academies:

Full details, including a map, are available on the Lincoln Knights' Trail website.

Knights' Central

Families will be able to pop into Knights' Central - a pop-up shop and activity centre - on Tuesdays through to Sundays from July 22nd to September 3rd, from 10am - 4pm.

You can get stuck into colourful crafts, storytelling, puppet shows and even a writing workshop. You will also have the chance to buy knight souvenirs, including mini knights to paint at home, 800th Anniversary of The Battle of Lincoln memorabilia and other souvenirs.

The activities are free (except for treasure hunts): details are available on the Lincoln Knights' Trail website.

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The trail will be on display from Saturday 20th May - Sunday 3rd September 2017.

The trail is free to follow.

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