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Bolingbroke Castle

The remains of Bolingbroke Castle can be found within the picturesque village of Old Bolingbroke, located on the southern edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds. The castle was built in the early 13th century by Randulph de Blundeville, Earl of Chester and Lincoln and was later the birthplace of Henry IV.

Visit the ruins of this medieval castle to discover more about its fascinating history, to learn about the archaeology on the site which dates back to the 12th century and to enjoy this tranquil spot in beautiful Lincolnshire countryside.

Opening Times

The site is open from dawn until dusk all year round. 

Car Parking and Access

Old Bolingbroke is located off the A155 between Coningsby and Spilsby in Lincolnshire. The car park is situated on Moat Lane.

The field adjacent to the castle which includes an earthwork believed to be linked to the castle is also accessible.

Wheelchair access is available at both entrances onto the site from Moat Lane. Please note that although paths are cut in the grass, the ground is uneven in most places.

Grid ref: TF 3492 6492


There are no toilet or refreshment facilities on site. Display panels are situated around the castle to help you discover the history of the site. 

For your safety

  • Please take care as historic sites can be hazardous.
  • Children should be kept under close control.
  • Please do not walk on the walls.
  • Please beware of water in the moats.
  • Wilful damage to the monument is an offence.
  • Unauthorised use of metal detectors is prohibited.

For further information contact the site manager on (01529) 461499 or email

This village based community group aims to promote the castle and works in partnership with the Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire in providing guided tours for groups, organising events at the castle, and ensuring the future preservation of the monument.
English Heritage
This property is managed by the Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire by agreement with English Heritage.
Visit our events page to find out about activities on the castle this year.
Education packs on the castle are available and guided tours can be booked by appointment.


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