Lincolnshire Towns

Lincoln City

  • Cathedral City with Population of 90,000

  • TIC information Centre. Tel 01522 873213

  • Market Day Monday to Saturday  


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.

Lincoln History

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

  • Browns Pie Shop - Restaurant

  • Cross Keys - Pub (Stow)

  • Bell Inn - Pub Food (Colby)

  • Big Wok - Chinese 

  • Damons Family Restaurant

  • Knights At The Castle

  • Seelys Restaurant

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