What to see...
THE BEEHIVE is right in the heart of Lincoln and a great base from which to explore the city. You see the castle wall when you leave the yard and after a few more steps you will spot the Cathedral!
Do you like to explore Lincoln's heritage? The impressive cathedral, the castle, the Collection, the medieval and wren libraries, Ellis mill, Bishops Palace and Lincolnshire life are only a selection of what there is to see.
Lincoln is full of galleries and museums, mainly located in the culture and cathedral quarters of the city. Visit the Usher gallery, one of the regions great art galleries or Harding House Gallery, often featuring young local artists.
There are several parks in the vicinity including Whisby Nature Park, Hartsholme Country Park and Woodside Wildlife and Falconry Park, whilst a short drive to Horncastle, dubbed 'The Antiques Capital of Lincolnshire' is sure to inspire those looking for a little piece of history.
Nearby aviation attractions span from World War II museums to present day airfields. Scampton is home to the Red Arrows and the Dambusters Inn and Heritage Centre, while RAF Waddington offers an annual air show.
Other local attractions include Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire's transport museum making Lincoln an excellent destination for all the family.
Find out more at the Lincoln Tourist Information
Lincoln caters for everybody, here are some of our guest's favourites activities:
To get to know the city, you might want to join one of the very informative guided walking tours which start from the Visitors Centre or hop on the 'Tour Lincoln' open top bus, taking you to all the major sites.
Tired of walking? Try a boat trip on the 'Brayford Belle' and explore the city from the boat and relax afterwards in one of the many eateries of the newly developed waterfront
If you like cycling, you can hire bikes at the waterfront and explore the trails along the Fossdyke canal or even try a part of the 'Castle to Coast' 100 mile cycle route all the way to the Lincolnshire coast.
Fancy a bit of shopping? Start on Bailgate and work your way down Steep Hill onto High Street and its side roads and you find loads of lovely little shops and further down the main brands. For more retail therapy, there are traditional shopping areas in Sincil Road/ Central Market and the St Marks Shopping Centre.
As Lincoln is a university town, the nightlife is pretty spectacular and there is always a great show on in the Lincoln Performing Art Centre, the Drill Hall or the Theatre Royal. We also love The Ritz Cinema, which is being restored to its glory, dating back to the 1930s.
There is so much to do, take your pick!