Dozens queue for free cake at Lincoln castle birthday party
The county council says visitor numbers have almost trebled those predicted since the castle underwent a £22m refurbishment.
Lincoln Castle is celebrating the first anniversary of its £22m refurbishment.
250,000 people have visited the attraction over the past year.
It was crowned the UK's best tourist attraction in November 2015, beating off stiff competition from across the country including the Harry Potter studio tour and the Tower Bridge glass floor attraction in London.
Archaeologists who found nine skeletons buried beneath Lincoln Castle say they plan to open up a stone coffin with a skeleton inside it in September.
So far only an endoscopy has been carried out on the coffin where a camera was poked inside. A full skeleton could be seen on the camera, as well as a shiny object.
Archaeologists believe the skeleton could have belonged to someone extremely high up in society like a lawmaker, but have played down speculation that it could have been a Saxon King or Bishop.
Police are investigating after a fire at Lincoln Castle in the early hours of this morning.
The wooden doors which lead up to Lucy Tower were badly affected. Archaeologists are now assessing the damage but say they hope it will be possible to repair the doors.
The fire service suspects it was arson and is investigating with the police.
Lincolnshire Police are appealing for information after a fire caused damage to two wooden exterior doors at one of the Lincoln Castle buildings during the early hours of this morning.
Fire crews were called to Lincoln Castle after reports of a fire, which is now being treated as suspicious by Lincolnshire Police.
Fire crews have dealt with a blaze at Lincoln Castle.
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue were called out at 3:46am - and say there has been damage to two wooden exterior doors of one of the castle buildings.
The fire was extinguished using two water backpacks.
Plans for a 20 million pound revamp of Lincoln Castle have been on display today.
A new visitor centre will include a purpose built vault to display the Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest.
The Victorian male prison will also be reopened and there'll be improvements to the walks around the walls.
Members of the public are invited to see the plans at the Lawn complex.
Architect Andrew Arrol says it takes many years of designing buildings before you feel confident in taking on a project such as this. He says the new development will have to slot into the site seamlessly in a way which doesn't intrude on those buildings around it.
One of the main parts of the new development is a purpose built vault which will house the Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest as well as space for visiting historical documents.
Archaeologists led by Doctor Jonathan Clark will excavate the site which he says will give them a slice of history.