Have you tried following the Lincoln Barons Trail yet? To commemorate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the 1215 Magna Carta, 25 Baron sculptures have been placed around Lincoln, creating an exciting and educational trail for the whole family to enjoy until September 13th.
All the 25 baron sculptures have been created by local businesses and artists, working together to decorate each Baron in a different theme, including information and a clue to winning a golden prize. Each baron has a letter and the challenge is to put the 25 letters together to make a phrase. The first 5,000 correct entries will win a bag of gold (milk chocolate) coins.
The barons have been placed at key points throughout the City of Lincoln, and to help you find them you can download a map from the Lincoln Barons website, where you can also find a potted history of each baron and even download instructions to create your own design and make a russian-style model baron.
So if you are tempted by such names as William de Forz, Earl of Albemarle (number 1) or Saer de Quincy, Earl of Winchester (number 25), now is your chance to find out more about them and some of the other English Barons who challenged the absolute power of the monarch in 1215, and have a great day out in Lincoln at the same time.
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