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Accessible Exploring

Taxis, scooter hire, accessible toilets

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Accessible Exploring

Lincoln has a number of pretty, cobbled streets, and a very steep hill linking the historic Cathedral Quarter to the city centre - meaning not all of the city is easy to navigate.

However, the city is working hard to make sure as much of it as possible can be explored, no matter who is visiting.

Accessible Bus Services

Lincoln has accessible bus services that can aid you in travelling from the south of the city up the hill to the north of the city, and back again.

Lincoln Park & Ride is accessible with a low floor and space for a wheelchair. The service runs Monday - Saturday from 7am (8am on Saturday) with the last return bus departing at 6:20pm. Stops include Waitrose (Nettleham Road), Lincoln Cathedral, Broadgate, and Lincoln Central Bus Station. Adult tickets are £2.50 and valid for the whole day. Accompanied children ride for free.

You can use the bus to get up and down the hill, from the Bus Station or Broadgate to Lincoln Cathedral and back, and then on to your parked car at Waitrose.

Lincoln's open-top sightseeing bus is also accessible. Tours run from March to October and tickets cost £10 per person. Each ticket lasts for two days and includes a circular trip around Lincoln, stopping at 11 locations, with live commentary audible on both decks.

Wheelchair and Scooter Loan

Shopmobility, located on Meville Street, provides powered scooters as well as powered and manual wheelchairs for daily loans.

The office is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 4:15pm. Annual membership costs £12 and offers free hire year round. Mobility equipment can be hired on an ad hoc basis without membership at a fee.

Please contact Lincoln DialaRide for more information on 01522 514477 or visit the Dial a Ride website.

Accessible Taxis

Marks Passenger Services is a local private hire company with wheelchair accessible vehicles. For more information visit the Marks Passenger Services website or call 01522 793816.

Handsome Cabs also offer wheelchair accessible taxis in Lincoln city centre. 24 hour pre-booking is essential. To book, call 01522 545352.

Public Accessible Toilets

Accessible toilets in Lincoln city centre are suitable for wheelchair users, but do not include a hoist or a bench.

  • Castle Hill Car Park, LN1 3AA Opening times: 9am - 5pm daily
    Male & Female, baby changing facilities, accessible, Gold award
  • Lincoln Central Bus Station, LN5 7FD
    Male & Female, baby changing facilities, accessible, Changing Places
    Ask at reception for access. A key card is available for £5.
  • Lucy Tower Street Car Park, LN1 1XJ
    Opening times: 9am - 5pm daily
    Male & Female, baby changing facilities, accessible, Gold award
  • Tentercroft Street Car Park, LN5 7DB
    Opening hours: 9am - 5pm daily
    Male & Female, baby changing facilities, accessible, Platinum award
  • Westgate Car Park, LN1 3BG
    Opening times: 9am - 5pm daily
    Male & Female, baby changing facilities, accessible, Gold award
  • Waterside Shopping Centre (privately owned), LN2 1AP
    Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 9am - 5:30pm,Sunday 10:30am - 4:30pm
    Male & Female, baby changing facilities, accessible (radar key needed)

Changing Places facilities are also planned for the developments at Lincoln Cathedral.

Inaccessible Locations

It is important for visitors with accessibility needs to know that Lincoln's Steep Hill is not accessible. It is a steep, cobbled street which is unsuitable for wheelchair users or for those with mobility needs.

However, other historic parts of Lincoln are accessible for all and travelling up the hill is possible with use of the Steep Hill Shuttle or open-top bus. Find out other things to do that are accessible on the Accessible City Breaks page.

We are working hard to make sure everyone can exploring Lincoln and discover its history, culture and shopping.

Accessible Lincoln

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