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Lincoln's Brayford Waterfront
Food, drink, events, and entertainment

Relax, eat and enjoy yourself on the waterfront of England's oldest inland harbour.

Brayford Waterfront at Night

Lincoln's Brayford Waterfront
Food, drink, events, and entertainment

Relax, eat and enjoy yourself on the waterfront of England's oldest inland harbour.

Drink on the Brayford Waterfront

Lincoln's Brayford Waterfront
Food, drink, events, and entertainment

Relax, eat and enjoy yourself on the waterfront of England's oldest inland harbour.

Brayford Waterfront in the Day

Lincoln’s Brayford Waterfront is England's oldest inland Harbour and offers a great selection of eating, drinking and entertainment venues.

It’s the perfect place to relax at a pavement café overlooking the water or the stunning University of Lincoln campus after a hard days shopping.

For a unique experience, take a tour on the water, with spectacular scenery, on the Brayford Belle, operating boat trips on the water from Easter to October.

The vibrant waterfront includes the Starbucks coffee shop at the Holiday Inn HotelWagamama restaurant which seemingly floats on the water, and the DoubleTree by Lincoln Hotel with the top floor Electric Bar.

For information about visitor moorings in Lincoln and the Brayford Harbour, visit the Brayford Trust's webpage. Pre-booking is recommended.

Things To Do
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Brayford Waterfront, City of Lincoln

University of Lincoln Library

University of Lincoln Library

A modern university library found in a converted railway goods warehouse.

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Brayford Waterfront, City of Lincoln, Lincoln Suburbs, 3-10 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

NCN 64: Lincoln to Harby

NCN 64: Lincoln to Harby

A pictoresque, traffic-free cycle route leading from Lincoln's Brayford Waterfront to the Nottinghamshire village of Harby.

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Brayford Waterfront, Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

Curious About Lincoln Heritage Walks

Curious About Lincoln Heritage Walks

Have fun discovering Lincoln with two unique heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt - buy in booklet or instant download format.

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Brayford Events
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Brayford Waterfront

Dragon Boat Race 2019

July 20; 2019
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Brayford Waterfront
Dragon Boat Race 2019

FREE

More than 100 people take to the Brayford for a summer's day of spectacular Dragon Boat races to raise money for charity.

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Brayford Waterfront, Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

Moana - Water of Life

August 30; 2019 to September 1; 2019
All Day
Minerva Building
Moana - Water of Life

A climate change conference, hosted by the Diocese of Lincoln and the University of Lincoln, including keynotes speeches, a sustainable market, a 'footprint' dinner, and candlelight Cathedral tour.

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Brayford Waterfront

University of Lincoln Open Day

September 28; 2019
12:00pm to 4:45pm
University Of Lincoln
University of Lincoln Open Day

FREE

Visit a stimulating, friendly, award-winning campus on Lincoln's Brayford Waterfront with state-of-the-art facilities.

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Brayford Waterfront, City of Lincoln

A Night in the Enchanted Garden Black Tie Ball

October 12; 2019 to October 13; 2019
7:00pm to 12:30am
Doubletree by Hilton Lincoln Hotel
A Night in the Enchanted Garden Black Tie Ball

A magical night in the Enchanted Garden at the DoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln, raising money for the local RSPCA.

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Brayford Waterfront

University of Lincoln Open Day

October 13; 2019
12:00pm to 4:45pm
University Of Lincoln
University of Lincoln Open Day

FREE

Visit a stimulating, friendly, award-winning campus on Lincoln's Brayford Waterfront with state-of-the-art facilities.

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Brayford Waterfront

University of Lincoln Open Day

October 13; 2019 to October 14; 2019
12:00pm to 4:45pm
University Of Lincoln
University of Lincoln Open Day

FREE

Visit a stimulating, friendly, award-winning campus on Lincoln's Brayford Waterfront with state-of-the-art facilities.

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Where to Eat and Drink
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Brayford Waterfront, City of Lincoln

Rising Café

Rising Café

Vintage café found in a city centre church serving afternoon tea and homemade lunch, raising funds for charity.

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Brayford Waterfront, City of Lincoln

The Electric

The Electric

A unique bar on the top floor of the DoubleTree by Hilton overlooking Lincoln's Brayford Waterfront serving coffee and afternoon tea through the day, and cocktails by night.

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Brayford Waterfront

Samba Brazil

Samba Brazil

Brazillian rodizio and grill with an all-you-can-eat restaurant service style on Lincoln's Brayford Waterfront.

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Where to Stay
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Brayford Waterfront, City of Lincoln

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express is a purpose-built hotel situated close to the University of Lincoln's Brayford campus and the vibrant Brayford Waterfront area.

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City of Lincoln, Lincoln Suburbs

Admiral Guest House

Admiral Guest House

Admiral Guest House is quietly located though near the city centre and university campus.

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City of Lincoln, Lincoln Suburbs

Brayford Guest House

Brayford Guest House

Lovely Victorian Guest House offering high standard accommodation with excellent facilities

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Brayford Waterfront, City of Lincoln

The Swan Guesthouse

The Swan Guesthouse

Guesthouse accommodation at the University of Lincoln's award-winning pub at the heart of the campus.

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Brayford Waterfront, City of Lincoln

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn

Hotel on the Brayford Waterfront with marina views, restaurant, coffee shop, and bar, just a short walk from Lincoln city centre.

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Brayford Waterfront, City of Lincoln

Doubletree by Hilton Lincoln Hotel

Doubletree by Hilton Lincoln Hotel

Overlooking Lincoln's Brayford Waterfront, a luxury hotel boasting fabulous views of the marina and Lincoln's historic Cathedral.

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June 7, 2019

Lincoln in Top 20 in The Guardian University Guide 2020

Lincoln in Top 20 in The Guardian University Guide 2020

The University of Lincoln has risen to 17th in The Guardian University Guide 2020, published today (7th May 2019).

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April 18, 2019

Lincoln Underpass Mural Celebrates Brayford’s Maritime History

Lincoln Underpass Mural Celebrates Brayford’s Maritime History

Artist and designer James Mayle has created a mural celebrating the fascinating history of Lincoln’s Brayford Pool and waterfront, granted by the Lincoln Creates Fund.

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July 8, 2016

Boole Sculpture on the Brayford Waterfront

Boole Sculpture on the Brayford Waterfront

A stunning, reflective, contemporary sculpture will be seen on Lincoln's Brayford Pool through the summer, produced by New Delhi-based Raqs Media Collective.

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