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Eating and shopping at Tattershall Castle

Lots of animals crafted out of old book paper on a table in The Workhouse
Step into visitor reception to find lots of crafts, books and snacks | © National Trust

In the cosy Visitor Reception you will find a selection of crisps, chocolate bars and ice-creams to purchase, perhaps to accompany a picnic in the grounds. You can also browse our second-hand bookshop to pick up your next perfect read.

Picnics at the castle

To make the most of your day out, we suggest packing up your favourite goodies and bringing a picnic to enjoy in the Castle grounds. There is plenty of space to sit on the grass or there are lots of picnic benches to choose from with great views of the tower.

Forgotten your picnic blanket? Make use of the benches in the castle grounds. All the tables come complete with a spectacular view of the Great Tower (and maybe even a flypast from the nearby RAF Coningsby airbase).

Family enjoying a picnic at The Kymin, Monmouthshire, Wales
Family enjoying a picnic | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Second-hand bookshop

The second-hand bookshop is a sheltered space away from the castle’s windswept Inner Ward. It’s the perfect place to find your next good read with many shelves to browse within the grand surroundings of the original medieval Guardhouse.

Whether you're a casual reader, a proud book worm or just looking for something a bit different, there are plenty of books on offer just for you.  

The bookshop selection is always changing, which means you'll never know what treasures await you. You'll find it located on the ground floor of the Guardhouse.

Second-hand book donations welcome

We are incredibly grateful for all book donations we receive. If you wish to donate your books, a member of the Welcome Team will be on hand to receive them.

All proceeds raised by the selling of second-hand books helps us to look after the nature, beauty and history of Tattershall Castle for future generations. 

Thank you

It is through your purchases and support that we are able to continue to care for nature, beauty and history for everyone, for ever.

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