Lincoln is a cathedral city and district in Lincolnshire, England. Lincoln makes a great day out, with shopping such as the Cathedral Quarter - known locally as 'Uphill'. Steep Hill, voted Britain's Great Street, connects 'downhill' and 'uphill' Lincoln. The city is surrounded by beautiful countryside ready to be explored with walks and cycle routes, where you'll find quaint market towns, beautiful scenery, and aviation history.
Lincoln Cathedral - Lincoln Cathedral was for almost 300 years the tallest building in the world. Remigius, the Bishop who built the earliest part of the Cathedral in the Norman style, came over with William the Conqueror. In 1215 another Hugh Bishop of Lincoln, Hugh of Wells, was present at Runnymede along with Lincolnshire's Cardinal Archbishop Stephen Langton. When King John agreed to the barons' demands, copies of Magna Carta were made and distributed to sheriffs and cathedrals throughout England. Lincoln Cathedral's Magna Carta is one of only four from the original distribution still in existence. It is the only one to bear the name of its city.
International Bomber Command Centre - the site includes the one of the UK's tallest War Memorials, the Spire, which stands out on Lincoln's skyline at 31.09m tall, the same height as the wingspan of a Lancaster Bomber. The Spire is surrounded by curved walls which carry the names of 57,871 men and women who gave their lives whilst in the service of Bomber Command during WW2. The Spire is set in 10 acres of landscaped peace gardens.
Lincoln Museum - located in the heart of the city, Lincoln Museum offers a unique insight into the history and archaeology of Lincolnshire, alongside an impressive art collection and a wealth of treasures at the Usher Gallery. Lincoln Museum offers artefacts from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, Roman, Saxon, Viking and Medieval eras. The Usher Gallery boasts a wide collection of ceramics, clocks, watches, silver and miniatures as well as artwork from esteemed artists like Turner, Lowry, Stubbs, Logsdail and Grayson Perry.
Lincoln Castle - three great attractions in one. A Medieval Wall Walk. Victorian Prison. Magna Carta. Visit the David P.J. Ross Magna Carta Vault and see one of only four remaining original Magna Carta along side the Charter of the Forest. Find out about the lives of prisoners and their daily routines in the Victorian Prison.
Steep Hill – find discover a whole host of independent retailers, offering everything from artwork to artisan chocolates. With monthly markets, showcasing the finest local producers. The Antique, Makers' and Farmers' markets take place once a month. The beautiful Bailgate in the Cathedral Quarter is home to some of Lincoln’s finest independents. The cobbled streets here are lined with colourful boutiques, family-run businesses and one-off wonders. From eco-friendly clothing to extravagant jewellery, you are sure to find something special.