Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace

Facilities

Facilities at Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace

  • Parking

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    There are no parking facilities on site. There is one disabled parking space only. Parking around the nearby cathedral is free of charge.
  • Food And Drink

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    A vending machine serves coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

  • Picnic Area

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    You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the peaceful Heritage Garden, which has amazing views over Lincoln. You may sit on the grass area or use one of the benches provided.
  • Shop

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    The gift shop sells a range of English Heritage gifts, including medieval and Edwardian souvenirs, books and soft toys. Children's knight costumes, wooden swords, bows and arrows are also available.
  • Toilets

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    One male/female/disabled toilet.
  • Dogs

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    Dogs are allowed on leads.

  • Gardens

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    Relax and enjoy the unique contemporary Heritage Garden, designed by Mark Anthony Walker, a haven of peace and tranquillity.

    Built on hillside terraces, its form was inspired by the cathedral’s medieval vaulting, with trees shaped to echo spires.

  • Audio Tours

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    The free audio tour guides you through the whole site, and describes the evolution of the buildings throughout the tenure of the different Bishops. Exhibition displays include a subtitled audio-visual tour of the palace and the garden for those unable to negotiate the site.
  • Family Friendly

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    Push Chairs Allowed

    Pushchairs are allowed, but are not recommended due to the quantity of stone steps throughout the site. Pushchairs can be left in the gift shop.
  • Venue Hire

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    Available For Event Hire

    We have education rooms, and meeting rooms with kitchen facilities, for hire.  The Alwick tower has two exhibition rooms whcih provide great display spaces. Please contact the site for more details.
  • Commercial Photograph And Filming

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    Wedding photography is allowed for the whole day and use of the whole site - a fee is payable. Please contact the site for details.

    English Heritage welcomes all photographers to our sites and we hope you will share your pictures with us on Flickr and Facebook.

    We do have some restrictions at certain locations, so if photography is your main reason for visiting, please call the site ahead of your visit to check if any parts of the site are restricted.

    We are keen to promote the use of our sites to location managers. If you are interested please go to Filming Locations for more information and contacts.

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Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace

Address
Minster Yard, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1PU
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