Christmas at Tattershall

Almost no historical evidence of Christmas festivities have survived from Tattershall Castle...but that hasn't deterred us; we have made our own traditions. Every year we host an alternative to the hustle and bustle of high street shopping at our Christmas Market and we join together with Lord Cromwell's church next door to put on a Carol Concert.

Run out of gift ideas?

If you are struggling to think of what presents to get this year why not pop over to the castle on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November for the annual Christmas Market. You’ll find perfect presents and ideal stocking fillers handmade by Lincolnshire craftspeople and food suppliers offering an alternative to the mass produced stock found in the high street. Admission to the castle is free all weekend so why not grab a mince pie, nibble a roasted chestnut, slurp some mulled wine and find some unique gifts, all set against the backdrop of a 15th century brick masterpiece.

Pick up a handmade gift made in Lincolnshire
Christmas Market at Tattershall Castle
Pick up a handmade gift made in Lincolnshire

Come sing with us

Tattershall’s two medieval buildings come together for an evening of song alongside a local brass band. The Candlelit Carol Concert, Saturday 1st December, starts inside the ground floor of the castle with some festive ditties then moves over to the atmospheric interior of the Collegiate Church of the Holy Trinity for the main event. Visitors will have a chance to revive themselves with a cup of mulled wine, then the lights will be extinguished, candles lit and the story of Christmas will unfold through some readings by church volunteers and National Trust staff and of course the opportunity to sing a whole host of popular Christmas carols.

Sing traditional Carols in medieval surroundings lit by candlelight
Candlelit Carol concert in medieval surroundings
Sing traditional Carols in medieval surroundings lit by candlelight