A new Knight’s Trail will open in Lincoln next year to mark the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln Fair and the sealing of the Charter of the Forest.

Lincoln Castle

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The commemorative trail, based on the style of the 2015 Baron’s Trail, has been created to mark the 1217 Battle of Lincoln Fair – a fight between the French and the English, for the English throne.

Groups walking the trail will follow a path lined with 35 sculptures of knights on horseback through the city of Lincoln.

The sculptures will range in art form, and visitors can expect everything from traditional and fine art to embroidery and metalwork.

The trail will be open from 20th May until 3rd September.

Lincoln Castle

Groups taking the Knight’s Trail can follow it with a visit to Lincoln Castle, which was at the centre of the 1217 battle.

Today the castle houses the 1215 Magna Carta and the 1217 Charter of the Forest (a charter that re-established rights of access to the royal forest).

Visitors can also explore the heights of the Medieval wall walk and follow in the footsteps of prisoners in the Victorian Prison. 15 or more people will receive a ten per cent discount on entry tickets.

Further highlights in Lincoln

Lincoln will also hold an exhibition next year called Battle and Dynasties between 28th May and 4th September. The venue is yet to be confirmed.

The displays will trace British history from the Battle of Lincoln onwards and present items from major institutions across the country as well as a collection from The Queen.

Groups planning to extend a trip in Lincoln can also plan in visits to Lincoln Cathedral and the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, or take an open top bus tour with Tour Lincoln to learn more about the city’s history.

For further information visit www.visitlincoln.com.