We tagged along with dad on Wednesday to have a day out to Lincoln. We had such a good day. First we visited the castle which dates back to 1068 and was built by William the Conqueror. The castle has been used as a court and prison for over 900 years. The crown court is still used today and we were lucky enough to see some real barristers coming and going through the court. There were also public executions taking place here too up until 1859. The final execution taking place in 1877.
One of the main attractions at the castle is the Magna Carta. One of the four remaining copies of the 1215 Magna Carta is on display here as well as the Charter of the Forest. The other copies being in both the British Museum and Sailsbury Cathedral. Unfortunately I couldn't take pictures in this part as it is kept in quite a dark room. The exhibition allowed the children time to learn about the justice system and why we have laws. Some of the laws in the 1215 Magna Carta are still followed today.