each with amazing stories to tell
Step back in time and discover history and heritage aplenty from Roman ruins to Norman gems and Tudor palaces to Victorian splendour.
Must Visit Heritage Sites
Lincoln Cathedral has stood tall over Lincolnshire for nearly 1,000 years and is a must-not-miss attraction when visiting the county.
The cathedral was once the tallest building in the world – a guided tour of the roof or tower will not only give you stunning views inside the cathedral but outside across the county too.
Don’t miss the unique Wren Library – often described as the most beautiful room in England and filled with a library that spans the life of the Cathedral itself.
Take time to relax in the Cathedral refectory overlooking the cloisters, and look out for the famous Lincoln Imp.
One of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan Age.
Built in the 16th century, the main part of the House has 35 major rooms, more than 80 lesser rooms and numerous halls, corridors, bathrooms and service areas and the lead roof extends to three quarters of an acre.
Pay a visit to enjoy the Orangery restaurant, gift shop, gardens and beautiful walks around the historic parkland laid out by Capability Brown, and still occupied by a herd of fallow deer.
History can come alive in a single trip whether it is to enjoy a guided tour, take a dog for a walk in the park, take the children to paddle, or see the teddy bear’s picnic in the gardens of surprise.
Lincoln’s castle was built by William the Conqueror in 1068, dominating the Lincoln skyline and protecting the city for almost one thousand years.
Walk the medieval walls, with free audio guide, for stunning vantage points over the city and to learn the history of Lincoln from above.
The Victorian and Georgian prisons in the grounds of the Castle give an insight into crime and punishment of the past – including the one-of-a-kind separate system.
Descend underneath the Castle to examine one of only four remaining original 1215 copies of Magna Carta.
Woolsthorpe Manor tells the story of Newton’s time in Lincolnshire: from his birth and childhood to the discoveries of his Year of Wonders, including the famous apple tree.
Discover the wonder of Lincolnshire’s sacred heritage.
Telling the stories of past lives in the county’s rural villages, cities and market towns, churches bring to life the history of Lincolnshire in such an exciting way.
From medieval stained glass to angels in rooves, monumental murders to the instigator of Magna Carta, rebellious vicars in the Lincolnshire Rising to intrepid explorers of the seven seas, a king’s mistress to the founder of Methodism, a celebration of faith to a shelter on a pilgrimage.
Every church has a story to tell…
Heritage Open Days
Free heritage tours, events and activities take place across Lincolnshire over two September weekends each year.