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

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

Brayford Belle Boat Trips

Brayford Belle Boat Trips

Explore the Brayford Waterfront from aboard the Brayford Belle, a boat trip with commentary.

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Brayford Waterfront

Brayford Waterfront

Brayford Waterfront

Lincoln’s Brayford Waterfront offers a wide range of eating, drinking and entertainment venues situated around one of Lincoln's most iconic and picturesque areas.

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Brayford Events
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Dragon Boat Race

July 21, 2018
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Brayford Waterfront
Dragon Boat Race

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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Citywide

Lincoln Morris Festival

September 1, 2018
10:30am to 4:30pm
Various Locations
Lincoln Morris Festival

FREE

Dance groups from across Lincolnshire will converge on Lincoln for a day of Morris dancing, filling the streets with the vibrant colours and sounds of an ancient English tradition.

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Brayford Waterfront

University of Lincoln Open Day

September 29, 2018
9:00am to 3:00pm
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, High Street

Lincoln Pride

September 29, 2018
11:00am to 8:00pm
Brayford Waterfront
Lincoln Pride

FREE

A full day of parades, performances and activities, along Brayford Waterfront, celebrating Lincoln's LGBT community.

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Brayford Waterfront, Cathedral Quarter, 3-10 miles from Lincoln

Lincoln Half Marathon

September 30, 2018
9:30am to 1:00pm
Lincolnshire Showground
Lincoln Half Marathon

A 13.1 mile road race along a route including Lincoln’s most famous sights including Lincoln Cathedral, the grounds of Lincoln Castle, and the beautiful Brayford Waterfront.

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Brayford Waterfront

University of Lincoln Open Day

October 14, 2018
9:00am to 3:00pm
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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The Engine Shed Club

The Engine Shed Club

The largest capacity club room in Lincoln, based on the University of Lincoln campus in a former engine shed, with a regular programme of vibrant student club nights.

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Brayford Waterfront

The Sports Bar

The Sports Bar

At The Sports Bar at Holiday Inn you'll find international food, a wide range of drink and live sports shown throughout the day.

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Brayford Waterfront

The Swan

The Swan

Located on the edge of the University of Lincoln campus with view of the Brayford Waterfront, The Swan is in a prime location for waterside food and drink for university students and staff.

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Where to Stay
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Doubletree by Hilton Hotel

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel

Overlooking Lincoln's Brayford Waterfront, the luxury DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel boasts fabulous views of the waterfront and Lincoln's historic Cathedral.

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Brayford Waterfront

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

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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Brayford Waterfront

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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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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Lincoln Suburbs

Brayford Guest House

Brayford Guest House

Lovely Victorian Guest House offering high standard accommodation with excellent facilities

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