Located in the heart of the East Midlands, Lincoln is an ancient city with a thriving modern outlook, and a rich and colourful heritage. It is an ideal location for a short trip for families, couples or groups of friends looking for a relaxing break with plenty to do. The city itself contains many important historic buildings and is a centre for culture and the arts, as well as sightseeing and shopping.
This ancient town has been preserved over the years and medieval, Georgian and Victorian architecture sit alongside parks, gardens and the stunning Brayford waterfront. Lincoln is also a great base to start exploring the surrounding countryside, with plenty of country parks with walking and cycling trails within easy reach of the city centre.
There is so much to discover in Lincoln, and the Cathedral quarter is a great place to start. The winding cobbled streets and brightly painted shop fronts lead up to the medieval Castle and Cathedral at the top of Steep Hill, where amongst other treasures, the Magna Carta is housed. In this area, visitors will discover delightful little shops, cafes and restaurants as well as the best views across the city. The Steep Hill and Bailgate areas are a perfect place to wander and enjoy a unique shopping and dining experience. Discover hidden history in some of the oldest buildings in the city or relax in a coffee shop or tea room and just watch the world go by.
Lincoln is a fantastic destination for family friendly fun. Enjoy a picnic amongst the gardens and fountains of the Arboretum, or head out to the heritage centre at the nearby RAF base at Scampton, to visit the home of the world famous Red Arrows. The museums and historic buildings of Lincoln have a full programme of children’s events throughout the year, so there is always sure to be something going on to keep youngsters entertained. Children of all ages will enjoy Hartsholme Country Park and nearby Whisby Nature Park, with adventure play areas, nature trails and exciting seasonal activities.
When it comes to eating out, Lincoln really does offer something for everyone. For wine bars, coffee houses and award winning restaurants head to the narrow cobbled streets of the historic Cathedral quarter. By contrast, the bright lights of the Brayford Waterfront welcome visitors to enjoy the livelier side of Lincoln’s nightlife with a range of international restaurants and bars set alongside the stunning inland harbour. The waterfront is also home to the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre and the Engine Shed, the region’s largest live music and entertainment venue.
For a short break in the city, choose from a quaint, friendly guesthouse near the Castle and Cathedral, or enjoy a taste of luxury in a smart modern hotel with a waterfront view. Lincoln has a full range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets including convenient bed and breakfast and self catering options, all within easy access of the main attractions in and around the city centre.
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