Lincoln City Introduction
As you approach the City of Lincoln, from any direction, you are drawn
to the magnificent silhouette of the Cathedral stretching to the skies,
brooding over 2000 years of history. From the cobbled streets and
antiques to the modern art scattered throughout the city, the past and
present is all around. Many events throughout the year make historic
Lincoln irresistible - the famous Christmas Market, the Brayford
Waterfront Festival and the weekend that most attractions open for free
- Discover Lincoln Weekend.
Lincoln is loved by visitors of all ages and is a great place for a
weekend break or family days out. Compact, and full of diverse things to
do and places to see, unique shops, peaceful walks, places to eat good
local food. Make sure you also visit the new Terry O'Toole theatre
in North Hykeham, only minutes from the City.
2000 years has not spoiled this City, rather it has taken pieces from
each era and preserved them for us to enjoy today. So much of Britain's
heritage is here. In times past it was a prehistoric fort, a Roman
settlement, captured by the Angles, then the Danes, and was one of the
largest cities in the country. William the Conqueror commissioned the
magnificent Castle in 1068, the Cathedral in 1072 - today the country's
third largest after St Paul's and York Minster.
From medieval times through to the present day Lincoln has witnessed great
moments in time that helped forge Britain's destiny, and its past now
waits for you to explore. Find the unexpected: see one of only four copies
of the Magna Carta, sealed by King John, a regular visitor to Lincoln; go
through Newport Arch, the only Roman arch still used by traffic; sneak a
peek at the Bishop's Palace; meander slowly through Uphill's narrow
cobbled streets laced with unique shops; then walk down to the city centre
passing buildings spanning over 800 years. Browse museums, galleries or
just walk the river.
Lincoln Night Life
Watch Lincoln come alive - from festivals and concerts, art and
sculpture, to boats and buildings, your days will be filled with inspiring
experiences. Everything is close at hand, so time is on your side.
Open-air concerts and theatre at the Castle, magical events in the
Cathedral. Lincoln has a strong literary heritage, the County having been
home to Tennyson. Fine collections are on show at the Usher Gallery.
For more lively entertainment, the bustling Brayford Waterfront at the
junction of the Rivers Witham and Till has links back to the Iron Age.
Today it is buzzing with places to eat, a 9-screen cinema, modern
University buildings, and river cruises which are all 2 minutes from the
city centre. Lincoln boasts a varied choice of interesting and quality
places to eat, from a simple meal to a formal dinner, or why not sample
the city's nightlife in the many exciting bars and clubs on offer?
Places to Eat and Drink
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