The vibrant city of Lincoln combines rich culture with majestic architecture and unrivalled shopping opportunities. Castles, cathedrals and quaint cafés line the atmospheric streets of the city centre, while verdant expansive of luscious greenery house ancient remains and gorgeous waterways. Begin your day in the historical epicentre of Cathedral Quarter to discover the city's historical highlights.
The Surprises of Steep Hill
Voted the Best Street in Britain in 2012, the colourful shop fronts, blooming flower baskets and cobbled streets of Steep Hill are guaranteed to immediately seduce visitors. An alluring array of independent, retro and speciality shops entice visitors with their bespoke selections of chic fashion, delectable delicacies and hand crafted souvenirs. Immerse yourself in the warm and inviting atmosphere of the Wig and Mitre for a traditional taste of Lincolnshire cuisine; honest, hearty meals include a Ploughman's Lunch of matures, creamy cheeses, premium cuts of meat and rich chutneys and black treacle cured ham with a free range duck egg and crisp triple cooked chips.
Architectural Marvels in the Cathedral Quarter
Lincoln's castle and cathedral are two of the city's most alluring landmarks due to their Medieval history and gorgeous design. Admire the kaleidoscopic colours of the elaborate stained glass windows in the cathedral before descending the stone steps to the tranquil refuge of St. Mary Magdalene Church. Climb to the summit of Lincoln Hill to feast your eyes upon the impressive Ellis Mill, the only remaining windmill from the city's industrial hey day and enjoy gorgeous views of the glittering city below. Next, visit the majestic Lincoln Castle, exploring stone towers and reliving the history of the city. Nestled in the verdant grounds of the castle is the Heritage Skills Centre where guests can try classes on traditional crafts like stained glass window painting and stone masonry.
Magnificent Markets and Museums
Every week, Lincoln city centre plays host to an exciting variety of vibrant outdoor markets selling everything from sausages to souvenirs. Local farmers, artists and crafts people flock to the city to sell organic vegetables, contemporary artwork and gorgeous gifts in a friendly and energising atmosphere. After wandering the markets, treat your senses to a selection of intriguing and informative exhibitions in Lincoln's many museums. Harding House Gallery is housed in a 15th Century house and provides local artists with a contemporary space in which to exhibit their work. The RAF Cranwell Aviation Centre offers an exciting insight into the history of the RAF through interactive activities, even offering visitors the chance to virtually navigate and land a fighter jet.
Fresh, Local Produce
The plethora of bounteous farms in the Lincolnshire area mean the city's restaurants enjoy a prime selection of premium, locally sourced produce. The Petwood Restaurant prides themselves on serving sumptuous, seasonal dishes inspired by classic British cuisine; opulent surroundings and an extensive wine list compliment succulent meats, rich sauces and field fresh vegetables for an authentic and unforgettable dining experience.