Cathedral Quarter

Cathedral Quarter

Bringing history to life.

Crowned by the awe inspiring Lincoln Cathedral and its near neighbour Lincoln Castle, Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter is home to an abundance of independent retailers, a tempting selection of palaces to eat and drink in and luxurious, independent hotels and guest houses.

Cathedral Quarter

Set on cobbled streets with a quaint yet historic atmosphere, the Cathedral Quarter is both unique and vibrant.  Castle Square nestles between Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle and is home to the Visitor Information Centre and regular farmers' and artists' markets.  To the north is the famous Bailgate shopping area and you can find the award winning Steep Hill to the south.

The annual highlight of the Cathedral Quarter is the Lincoln Christmas Market as the streets, public spaces and the centre of Lincoln Castle come to life with stall and food courts. Time your visit right throughout the year and you can browse a variety of markets, sing-along with buskers and cheer on participants in the many sporting events that culminate in Castle Square.

For a truly unique experience of the Cathedral Quarter, dine in the shadow of Lincoln Cathedral at The Green Room and move on to the adjoining vibrant Bar '67: a classy night out.  Stay in the Cathedral grounds at the stunning Old Palace, with original church features in your room, or the modern Lincoln Hotel, featuring its own restaurant, bar and cathedral-view rooms.



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  • Cathedral Quarter

    » What to Do

    Discover and enjoy Lincoln's history in and around Lincoln Cathedral.

  • Cathedral Quarter

    » Food and Drink

    Dine with style at a classy hotel or grab a bite in an independent cafe.

  • Cathedral Quarter

    » Where to Stay

    Stunning hotels and unique guesthouses await your stay.


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Lincoln Christmas Market

Lincoln Christmas Market

The famous Lincoln Christmas Market attracts over 200,000 visitors every year.



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