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Visit Lincoln - The Cathedral City

Home to one of Europe’s finest cathedrals and a 1215 Magna Carta set in a stunning visitor centre at Lincoln Castle – Lincoln is a must-visit heritage city. Independent shops line Steep Hill, named Britain’s Best Street, and the Cathedral Quarter hosts the famous Christmas market, just one of the fantastic festivals that take place in the city. Watch boats on the marina at the vibrant Brayford Waterfront from one of the many bars and restaurants or take a boat trip. The city is surrounded by stunning countryside – ideal for walking, cycling, visiting nearby Doddington Hall or just enjoying the outdoors.

Enjoy a packed calendar of events

Lincoln Christmas Market is one of the oldest and most renowned across England. More than 200 stalls line the grounds of the castle, cathedral and the cobbled streets of the Cathedral Quarter – takes place the first weekend in December. Lincoln is known as the ‘Steampunk Capital of the world’ with the Steampunk festival taking place in August. Every other year the Frequency Festival of Digital Culture fills Lincoln’s historic streets and building with the latest in digital art.

Discover one of Europe’s finest examples of Gothic Architecture

One of Europe’s finest examples of Gothic Architecture, the Cathedral stands majestically at the top of Lincoln’s Steep Hill – Britain’s Best Street. Explore the Cathedral, seek out the famous Lincoln Imp, admire the stunning stained glass and St Hughes Choir. Tower, roof and floor tours available. Groups welcome, cafe and shop on site. Large part of the Cathedral is accessible for wheelchair users.

Spend a Day at Lincoln Castle

A fantastic visitor experience including a vault and visitor centre housing 1215 Magna Carta & 1217 Charter of the Forest; a complete circular walk of the castle walls offering stunning views across rural Lincolnshire; Heritage Skills Centre offering hands on courses; and Victorian and Georgian prisons. The ‘Wave’ poppies sculpture (from the Tower of London) will be on display at the castle in 2016. Group rates available, guided tours and an events programme. Large part of the site is accessible for wheelchair users.