TF 211-576 Lincolnshire England
Tattershall Castle was originally a 13th century stone enclosure fortress, founded by Robert de Tatershall. Of this earlier castle, only parts of the curtain wall, flanked by the bases of three cylindrical towers remain above the moat. In 1434, Ralph, first Lord Cromwell, added a remarkable rectangular brick great tower, which dominates the inner ward. Of five storeys, with octagonal corner turrets, the basement is below ground level and two of the upper storeys have magnificent heraldic fireplaces. The concentric outer bailey is divided into two wards by a wide moat and the ruins of a brick built stable block stands in the outer ward. In the middle ward, are the foundations of buildings and gatehouses. 11 miles north-east is Bolingbroke Castle.
Tattershall Castle is located in the village centre, off Sleaford Road. 14 miles north-west of Boston, on the A1121-A153.
The site is owned by The National Trust and is open, Saturday to Wednesday, mid March to October 11:00-5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday, November to mid December and early March 11:00-4:00pm.
There is a car park.