Spotting Highlights

A picture of a young girl peers through binoculars on an outdoor adventure

Immerse yourself in a medieval world and brave the battlements. There's plenty for you to discover.

Explore the red brick tower

This magnificent 15th-century Great Tower is one of the first of its kind in England.
Started in 1434, the tower has all the features you'd expect to see in a typical castle but with ornate windows and vast chambers it was clearly built for luxury and comfort.

Spot Lord Cromwell's symbol

Ralph Cromwell was the Lord treasurer to King Henry VI for 10 years.
Cromwell didn't want anybody to forget his privileged position so he plastered the picture of his purse all over our beautifully decorated fireplaces.

Family exploring one of Tattershall Castle fireplaces
Family exploring Tattershall Castle fireplace
Family exploring one of Tattershall Castle fireplaces

Follow the window timeline

After 200 years of neglect, Lord Curzon of Kedleston Hall replaced the missing windows with colourful stained glass.
Follow the heraldic crests of the previous owners of the castle from Eudo, the first to build a settlement here, to Lord Curzon himself.

Patrol the battlements

The castle was built in the flat Lincolnshire Fens. Walk along the battlements and see for nearly 20 miles.
Which local landmarks will you spot on the horizon? It's well worth the climb.

The breathtaking view from the roof of Tattershall Castle
View from the roof of Tattershall Castle
The breathtaking view from the roof of Tattershall Castle

Admire our priceless Flemish tapestries

The seventeenth-century tapestries are on the second floor of the Great Tower, they were purchased by Lord Curzon in Munich for £1,160.

The seventeenth-century tapestries were purchased by Lord Curzon in 1913.
Tattershall Castle flemish tapestries
The seventeenth-century tapestries were purchased by Lord Curzon in 1913.

Watch the Second World War planes flying overhead 

RAF Coningsby is situated only a mile away, watch historic planes from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight fly over the castle and listen to the disctinctive sounds of the Merlin engines.

Second World War planes flying from the RAF Coningsby
Second World War planes flying from the RAF Coningsby
Second World War planes flying from the RAF Coningsby