Steeped in history, Lincoln is the county’s crown jewel with so much to discover from the history of the world-famous Castle and Cathedral to the fabulous places to eat and drink.

Lincoln Cathedral and Castle


The historic cathedral city of Lincoln is an ideal destination for a discovery-fuelled city break. With a captivating blend of ancient charm and modern vibrancy, Lincoln offers an experience like no other. With a wealth of things to do, from tackling the cobbled inclines of Steep Hill – one of the steepest streets in the country to shopping in the contemporary Cornhill Quarter. Lincoln is just 1 hour from Boston by car and can be visited by Train.

A visit to the city will likely begin with the striking silhouette of Lincoln Cathedral dominating the skyline. This medieval spectacle stands as a testament to centuries of architectural brilliance. Steeping inside the impressive walls gives you the chance to discover intricate stained-glass windows and centuries of history. Marvel at its beauty at your own pace or take a guided tour of the site to truly appreciate the stories that made it what it is today. Within Lincoln’s cultural quarter also sits the historic Lincoln Castle. Within its enclosed ancient walls, you can experience the Victorian prison, take a walk along the castle walls which leaves you with stunning views over the city or relax in the gardens.

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One of Lincoln’s biggest selling points is its diverse range of independent stores. As you explore the historic areas of Lincoln, you will find cobbled streets lined with independent boutiques, quaint tea rooms and traditional pubs tucked away. Down the hill from the Castle and Cathedral is the Brayford Waterfront, lined with a vibrant range of al-fresco dining options and bars overlooking the marina. Visitors can also take a tour of the river Witham on the Brayford Belle and discover the hidden secrets of Lincoln’s waterways. There is also plenty of arts and culture on offer in the City, with the Lincoln Museum and The Usher Gallery providing captivating seasonal exhibitions. Lincoln also has a fantastic programme of events throughout the year, keep up to date with everything going on in the city with Visit Lincoln. Located less than one hour’s drive time from Boston, Lincoln is the perfect companion for weekend visits or longer stays to explore Lincolnshire in full.

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