Whether you are out for an evening with friends, or treating your family to a weekend visit, there are plenty of attractions to keep you entertained out and about in the city.
Dominating the city skyline at the top of Steep Hill, Lincoln Cathedral is a symbol of the city's long and fascinating heritage. It stood as the world's tallest building for centuries and is today considered one of Europe's finest medieval buildings. Don't forget to try and spot the famous Lincoln Imp hidden away in the roof rafters.
The Brayford Pool is the city’s waterfront area which draws in crowds of visitors to its restaurants, hotels, pubs and cafes. There is even a multi-screen cinema to enjoy the latest blockbusters. If you prefer peace and tranquillity, take a boat trip on the Brayford Belle, or sit back and enjoy a coffee as swans glide past on the water.
There is plenty to see and do in the student-friendly city of Lincoln outside of study time. Grab a bite to eat and catch up with friends in one of the many cafés and bars, sit down for a film at the waterfront cinema, or enjoy some live music or stand-up comedy at one of the city's theatres.
We love festivals in Lincoln. Where else in the world can you enjoy food festivals, digital art festivals, beer festivals, Steampunk extravaganzas, and 1940s revivals all in one place? Photo courtesty of visitlincoln.com
Lincoln Castle was built on the orders of William the Conqueror almost 1,000 years ago. Fresh from a £22 million Lottery-funded renovation it is a major UK tourist destination, with its family-friendly events, medieval wall walk, Victorian prison and Magna Carta exhibition. Lincoln possesses one of only four surviving originals of the 1215 Magna Carta - the great charter regarded as the foundation of democracies around the world. We are the only city in the world to also have an original copy of the 1217 Charter of the Forest.
Alongside the central gardens within Lincoln Castle, there are many parks, gardens and wild spaces to enjoy in around the city free of charge. Among them are the splendid Victorian Arboretum on Monks Road (pictured), Boultham Park, West Common with its population of horses, the wilder South Common and Hartsholme Park. Further afield, Whisby Nature Reserve is a great day out and only a few miles to the south of the city centre.
Who could resist a selfie on Lincoln's picturesque, but aptly named, Steep Hill which connects the city’s bustling High Street with the Cathedral Quarter. It is dotted with independent shops, pubs and restaurants, leading to the cobbled Bailgate – a popular tourist hotspot rich in Roman and Medieval heritage.
From the famous Lincolnshire sausage to delicious cheeses and homemade plum bread, sampling the county's wonderful local food is a must for any visitor. There is a regular Farmers’ Market in the city centre where you can find much of the county’s finest fare.
From the classic English seaside resort of its east coast to the rolling landscapes of the Wolds, Lincolnshire has a rich variety of attractions to enjoy if you want to venture further afield. Visit fabulous National Trust properties like Isaac Newton’s birthplace, Woolsthorpe Manor, and the spectacular Belton House.
The world-famous Lincoln Christmas market, held in the historic Bailgate area of the city, offers a perfect opportunity to sample festive foods and purchase gifts. Each year it attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world.