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Holidays in Lincoln

Stunning town offering shopping, art and architecture

Lincoln church

A colossal cathedral watches over a maze of medieval streets in Lincoln, one of the UK’s most inspiring cities.

Lincoln is home to an 11th century Norman castle, Tudor town houses and a set of ancient city gates. The city centre is packed with unusual shops, cosy pubs and high-quality restaurants. As you wander through the pretty, cobbled streets, you’ll stumble upon exquisite architecture around every corner. Lincoln is a great place to go out, with a variety of live music venues, theatres and galleries to explore.

A trip to Lincoln would be incomplete without visiting the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral. This towering structure can be seen from much of the city and is considered by many to be one of the UK’s most impressive pieces of architecture. Lincoln Cathedral has even appeared in films, standing in for Westminster Cathedral in the Da Vinci Code.

For a glimpse into the fascinating history of the region, visit the Museum of Lincolnshire Life. It’s housed in a former barracks, which was built in the 1800s. You’ll find a fantastic collection of artefacts and vehicles, including one of the first ever tanks to be used in World War I.

Quaint, cobbled streets

Shopping in Lincoln’s maze of narrow, cobbled streets is a pleasure, whether you’re looking for clothes or a unique object to remind you of your holiday. Don’t miss Steep Hill, which was recently voted Britain’s Best Street. This picturesque street is packed with fashion boutiques, vintage shops and welcoming cafes. Another good place to hunt for a bargain is Bailgate, one of the oldest areas of the city’s Cathedral Quarter.

“A colossal cathedral watches over a maze of medieval streets in Lincoln, one of the UK’s most inspiring cities.”

There are few better cities in the UK for a night out than Lincoln, with trendy bars, live music and a variety of theatres. One of the best venues is Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, where some of the country’s best comedians and actors take to the stage.

Lincoln is full of great places to eat, from fish and chips shops and pizzerias to cosy pubs and fine dining restaurants. One of the city’s most popular cafes is the Butty Boy, where the art of producing a delicious sandwich has been perfected. The Bronze Pig is an atmospheric restaurant where you can order tasty, fresh dishes while admiring the unique artworks on the wall. For some of the area’s best Spanish food, look no further than Ole Ole Tapas Bar, where Iberian beers and wines are served with a delicious selection of tapas and paella. For a good coffee in an inviting café, check out Elena’s Kitchen.

While you’re there

Lincoln Cathedral of St. Mary

Known for its grandeur and former award for being the tallest building in the world.

Steep Hill

Despite the name and the gradient, Steep Hill is a shoppers paradise.

Daisy Made Ice Cream

Fabulously flavoursome, there's plenty of sweet treats to go around.

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