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Where to Stay in Lincoln - Historic Center, Waterfront, or Cathedral Quarter?

Accommodation in Lincoln ranges from simple bed-and-breakfasts to top-end international chain hotels. You'll find most of the former in the city's historic centre, while the more modern hotels are located around Brayford Waterfront, a redeveloped docklands area. If you want to stay in an elegant manor house, you'll have several to choose from, both in the city centre and on countryside estates.

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Shopping in Lincoln - Gift Shops, Antique Sellers, and Markets

Lincoln has been a major regional shopping hub for centuries. You'll find specialist boutiques here, along with large department stores and covered markets. Head to the Upper Town to find quirky arts dealers and secondhand booksellers. For everyday items, visit the shopping centres and high-street chain stores that fill the lower town. Many shopping streets in this area are pedestrianized - perfect for relaxed browsing.

What to See and Do in Lincoln - Medieval Monuments, Magna Carta, and Manor Houses

Historic Lincoln is full of monuments and sights from its long past, and is particularly rich in medieval buildings. Foremost of these are the Norman cathedral and castle. There’s also contemporary culture on offer, with museums, galleries, concerts, and festivals. Nearby you’ll find country parks and historic manor houses to visit, while the vibrant scene at Brayford Waterfront has restaurants, cafés, and river cruises.

A Visitor's Guide to Lincoln, England's Historic Cathedral City

The cathedral city of Lincoln, in England’s East Midlands, is steeped in history and home to some of England’s finest medieval monuments, notably the cathedral and castle. In the city’s “uphill” and “downhill” halves, you’ll find a stimulating mix of historic and modern attractions. With its nearby nature reserves, many cultural events, and bustling, lively waterfront, Lincoln offers visitors the perfect city break.

From Tea Rooms to Floating Restaurants - Top Places to Eat in Lincoln

Lincoln has a wide range of restaurants in all price categories, from basic cafés to fine dining, via gourmet pubs. You'll be able to choose from many types of European and Asian cuisine, including Italian, Japanese, and Portuguese. For hearty British fare, visit a fish and chip shop, or a pub. For tea and cakes you can stop off in one of the city's many tea rooms.

Useful Travel Tips for Visiting Lincoln

Lying in a gap in the Lincoln Cliff escarpment, Lincoln is naturally divided into “uphill” and “downhill” parts of town. Historic sights like the cathedral and castle are concentrated in the Upper Town, while southwards you’ll find vibrant Brayford Waterfront, packed with restaurants and cafés. Open green spaces are easy to reach, and you can follow the Fossdyke Canal Trail deep into the countryside.

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