Sojourns takes over Lincoln Castle Prison for Halloween

Sojourns’ latest exclusive event takes us to Lincoln for a frightfully delightful evening at the historic Castle in centre of the city. Built by William the Conquerer in 1068 in a bid to control the rebellious north, it has remained a centre-piece of this growing City in the midlands.

Inside the grounds is the former Lincoln Prison, a former Victorian mixed prison and closed in 1878 has been beautifully restored to preserve the history of the building. It’s also home to the Magna Carta, stored in a vault beneath the prison.

The Prison was an incredible location for the latest Sojourns event. On Halloween, after closing to the public, the venue was transformed into a spooky yet stunning setting for the evening proceedings. The entire Prison was opened up for guests to walk around, exploring the cells and being told mysterious stories of the goings-on during its working life.

Before sitting down to a medieval banquet, complete with a broth, guests were invited to join in on nostalgic party games – who doesn’t enjoy some apple bobbing!

With free-flowing wine and food throughout the evening, the guests were invited to explore the chapel, featuring separate cubicles, one of only two remaining in the world of its kind, while others enjoyed a walk around the grounds of the Castle taking in its near 1000 year history. The weather too was fit for the occasion as a mist descended over the grounds, making for an impressive display!

For an evening of spooky tales and exploring a Victorian Prison, this was a once-in-a-lifetime experience to a venue rarely opened outside of public tours. To enjoy such an impressive location with some fun and enjoyment of Halloween made for a truly memorable evening.

Sojourns is a different kind of event company, we put together unique events not found anywhere else, creating once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for anyone to enjoy.

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