In the centre of one of the UK’s largest counties, Lincoln is a beautiful cathedral city rife with history. Offering a rich experience in arts and culture, a wealth of food and drink, as well as plenty of sights to see, you are guaranteed to enjoy a fun-filled stay.
Eat and Drink
The introduction of the Cornhill Quarter to Lincoln in the past year has seen the likes of Cosy Club and 200 Degrees joining the city’s selection of food hotspots. Nestled in the centre of the city a minute’s walk from the Waterside Shopping Centre and the Brayford Waterfront, the Cornhill Quarter also offers a number of small boutiques and quirky shops to browse.
The Brayford Waterfront is home to some of the UK’s largest food franchises including Nando’s, Prezzo, Zizzi and Wagamama’s. Outside seating is available making it the perfect scenery to enjoy a lunch date whilst overlooking the water. Pizza Express is also located just at the bottom of steep hill, making the centre a perfect spot for Italian food lovers. The perfect place to laze away the day and watch small boats bob about in the sun.
Lincoln also has a number of independent restaurants and bars to explore. Café Shanti on Silver Street is a small vegetarian and vegan style restaurant with eccentric décor and a vast menu to choose from. Vegan options in the city also include Bailgate Deli, Olivares Tapas Bar and Rising Café – an establishment who donate all of their proceeds to Betel UK, a homeless charity to help those in need and suffering from addiction. During the colder months we recommend Browns Pie shop, an unassuming small restaurant offering scrummy grub. Or if it’s a gastro pub you’re after, the Bell at Coleby will not disappoint. The small menu of seasonal, locally sourced produce coupled with a warm welcoming atmosphere makes The Bell one of our top tips for Lincoln dining.
Staying in Lincoln
Looking to spend more time in Lincoln than just a day trip? The city has a number of hotels and bed and breakfasts, from trusted franchises such as Holiday Inn and the Hilton, to a cluster of local independent bed and breakfasts such as the Old Palace Lodge and Cathedral View Guesthouse. Whether you are on a budget or looking for luxury, the city has the perfect place to accommodate everyone in the most convenient location to suit you.
Over 1,000 years of history lives on in Lincoln Castle, built by William the Conqueror in 1068 and is home to the 1215 Magna Carta. Directly next to the Castle lies Lincoln’s finest attribute, the Cathedral – once the tallest building in the world. It is a must-visit when coming to Lincoln, with stunning views of Lincolnshire from its rooftops and boasting intricate interior. The Cathedral runs floor tours all year round that last roughly an hour and cover all aspects of the building as well as the stories it has to tell. Steep Hill and the Bailgate is also an asset to Lincoln and boasts beautiful independent boutiques to browse. December is also a bustling time for the city as the Christmas Market comes to town, consistently listed as one of the best Christmas Markets in the country. Lincoln offers a wealth of family friendly activities, restaurants, bars and shops to explore. Whilst being a somewhat smaller city, there is always something to do and your visit is sure to be an exciting one.