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Things to see and do in Lincoln


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Lincoln Cathedral floats high above the city and can be seen for miles around in every direction.  It's a sight that has welcomed visitors for nearly a thousand years.

Lincoln's heritage dates back to Roman times and there are many fascinating buildings to discover.  Visit the Museum of Lincolnshire Life for a hands-on experience and learn about the people of Lincolnshire and see displays of art and archeaology at The Collection.

William the Conqueror ordered a Castle to be built in 1068, closely followed in 1072 by the Cathedral.  There are amazing plans for the Castle  over the next few years and new areas will be opened up to tell more stories of its battles and prisoners held captive.

Shopping is great too, with lots of quirky, individual shops, particularly in the Bailgate area, but head down the aptly names Steep Hill to discover Brayford Pool.  Here you can take a leisurely boat trip or ride your bike on one of the new riverside paths.

There's so much to see and do, come and visit soon.

Not to be missed ...

Lincoln Castle

Visit Lincoln Castle and watch out for the special event days.


Lincoln Cathedral

Visit Lincoln Cathedral

Take a tour of this magnificent cathedral or visit one of the regular events that take place throughout the year


The Collection

Visit The Collection

Get 'hands on' at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life and learn about the heritage of Lincolnshire



Shopping in Lincoln

Wander along the streets of Lincoln and browse the many boutiques and independent stores


Eating & Drinking

Places to eat and drink

Choose to eat in one of the many tea rooms, restaurants and pubs in the town or at the water's edge


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Visitor Information

For information on places to visit and where to eat and drink contact Lincoln Visitor Information Centre where friendly staff will be happy to help.  Overnight accommodation can also be booked for you.


Take a look at these two itineraries that give group travel organisers ideas of where to visit and where to eat and drink:

Historic Lincoln for Groups

Lincoln Castle Revealed for Groups

Click here for a city centre map with car parks marked.

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