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Lincoln Castle is named the UK’s Most Popular with 43% of the votes!

Lincoln Castle has a full programme of summer events for visitors to enjoy

Lincoln Castle has beaten 11 other castles to be crowned as the UK’s Most Popular Castle in an online competition organised by the UK’s leading holiday rentals site (owned by TripAdvisor).

With 43% of the votes, Lincoln Castle was declared the winner, followed by Bamburgh Castle in 2nd place with 17% of the votes and Durham Castle in 3rd place with 11% of the total votes. Overall, 12,063 votes were cast during the three-week competition.

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Lincoln Castle voted Lincoln’s most popular!

Kimberley Vickers, site manager at Lincoln Castle, says:
“From me and all the staff here at Lincoln Castle, a big thank you to everyone who voted to make us the UK’s most popular castle. Our top priority is making sure our visitors have the best day out possible and experience all the beauty, stories and history that the castle has to offer. This award means a lot because it’s voted for by the public and we’re really happy to have support from our local, national and international visitors.”

Saskia Welman, spokesperson for, says:
“The competition to find the UK’s Most Popular Castle was carried out to celebrate these historic buildings, and create awareness with our readers so they can embrace these spectacular and remarkable structures. The competition received thousands of views and votes over the last three weeks. Lincoln Castle was always in the top three right from the start and we are delighted that it has won this accolade, however it did receive stiff competition from Bamburgh and Durham Castles.

“We received more than 12,000 votes during this competition, which shows how much castles are loved in our country and it’s fantastic to see the local community support their local castles so vigorously. Congratulations to Lincoln Castle for winning this competition!”

Lincoln Castle has a full programme of summer events for visitors to enjoy, from live music and outdoor cinema, to medieval re-enactment and the world famous Domesday Book on display until 3 September. For more information visit, part of TripAdvisor Rentals, lists more than 300,000 homes across 165 countries and runs regular competitions to inspire customers planning their travels.


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Last updated: 26 June 2017

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