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Lincoln Cathedral Quarter
Bailgate, Steep Hill, and Uphill Lincoln

Unique history, culture, shopping, food and drink, places to stay, and more

Lincoln Cathedral from Castle Hill

Lincoln Cathedral Quarter
Bailgate, Steep Hill, and Uphill Lincoln

Unique history, culture, shopping, food and drink, places to stay, and more

Lincoln Castle from Castle Hill

Lincoln Cathedral Quarter
Bailgate, Steep Hill, and Uphill Lincoln

Unique history, culture, shopping, food and drink, places to stay, and more

Steep Hill
Cathedral Quarter

Wander the cobbled streets of Lincoln's unique Cathedral Quarter for an experience of culture, cuisine, and history you won't forget.

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

Find The Strait, climb Steep Hill, and explore Bailgate - the village in the city.

Things to Do

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 - including the 1215 Magna Carta -  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.

Events and Markets

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.

Eating & Drinking

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 with stunning cathedral views at the White Hart Hotel, just a stone's throw from cathedral, castle, and Steep Hill.

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1217 Battle of Lincoln Trail

1217 Battle of Lincoln Trail

A self-guided trail taking you through a pivotal moment in history following the locations of the Battle of Lincoln through the city.

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City of Lincoln, Cathedral Quarter

Bailgate Shopping

Bailgate Shopping

Bailgate is one of the most historic parts of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter, where independent boutiques, shops and places to eat line cobbled streets.

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Bishop Grosseteste University Sports and Fitness Centre

Bishop Grosseteste University Sports and Fitness Centre

A sports and leisure centre at Bishops Grosseteste University, open to all. With a fitness suite, sports hall suitable for a range of team games and activities and a performing arts studio offering dance and group exercise classes.

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Guided History Tours of Lincoln

March 30, 2019 to March 31, 2019
10:30am to 3:00pm
Jew’s Court
Guided History Tours of Lincoln

FREE

Join free tours over Discover Lincolnshire Weekend, led by guides from the Society of Lincolnshire History and Archaeology, to discover the history of Lincoln's industrial, Medieval, and Roman past.

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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln Instameet

March 30, 2019
11:00am to 12:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Instameet

FREE

During Discover Lincolnshire Weekend, meet with Instagrammers from across Lincoln and take an exclusive tour of the Lincoln Castle prison.

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Cathedral Quarter

Alice in Wonderland at Lincoln Castle

April 6, 2019 to April 22, 2019
10:00am to 4:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Alice in Wonderland at Lincoln Castle

Follow the White Rabbit's Easter quest, play flamingo croquet, and solve the Mad Hatter's riddles at Lincoln Castle during the Easter holidays.

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Cathedral Quarter

Through the Looking-Glass Display

April 6, 2019 to August 9, 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Through the Looking-Glass Display

Visit the Magna Carta Vault in Lincoln Castle to see a first edition of Lewis Carroll's 'Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There' on display, gifted to Alfred Lord Tennyson by Lewis Carrol for Christmas in 1871.

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Cathedral Quarter

St Barnabas Forget Me Nots

April 6, 2019 to April 21, 2019
10:00am to 5:30pm
Lincoln Castle
St Barnabas Forget Me Nots

FREE

A display of hand-crafted, iron Forget Me Not flowers in the grounds of Lincoln Castle, raising funds for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.

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Cathedral Quarter

JS Bach’s St John Passion 2019

April 6, 2019
7:00pm to 9:30pm
Lincoln Cathedral
JS Bach’s St John Passion 2019

Prepare for the Easter season with a performance of JS Bach's St John Passion by Lincoln Cathedral Choir, accompanied by Northern Baroque, in the stunning Nave of Lincoln Cathedral.

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Places To Eat Or Drink
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Bar ‘67

Bar ‘67

60s theme burger bar in the basement of The Lincoln Hotel, a stone's throw from Lincoln Cathedral.

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Castle Bar

Castle Bar

Chic bar in the heat of the Cathedral Quarter specialising in wine and champagne.

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Coffee House at The Rest

Coffee House at The Rest

High quality coffee and food platters served seven days a week at The Rest hotel on Steep Hill.

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Places To Stay
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10 Mill Road

10 Mill Road

A charming Grade II listed cottage close to Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter and in the shadow of Ellis Mill.

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24 Burton Road

24 Burton Road

A nineteenth-century mid-terrace holiday house in Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter.

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3 Well Lane

3 Well Lane

Boutique self-catering cottage, with off-road parking, on Lincoln's famous Steep Hill.

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46 Mill Road

46 Mill Road

A modern self-catering holiday home very close to Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter with room to sleep up to 6.

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9 Drury Lane

9 Drury Lane

Terraced cottage built in the 1830s, a stones throw from Lincoln Cathedral and Castle, in the heart of historic Lincoln.

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Allotment House

Allotment House

B&B north of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter; quiet and comfortable with lovely cathedral views and ample off street parking.

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Apartments at St Clements Old Rectory

Apartments at St Clements Old Rectory

A former Victorian Rectory with lots of character offering visitors the choice of six delightful self-catering apartments.

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Bail House Hotel

Bail House Hotel

A luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter in a building that dates back to 1350.

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Bishop Grosseteste University Halls

Bishop Grosseteste University Halls

Stay on the campus of Bishop Grosseteste University, a short journey to historic Lincoln - perfect for groups and budget travellers. Available only non-term time.

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November 21, 2018

Original Copy of A Christmas Carol on Display in Lincoln Castle

Original Copy of A Christmas Carol on Display in Lincoln Castle

An original copy of Charles Dickens’ much loved classic, ‘A Christmas Carol’, will be displayed at Lincoln Castle in the David P J Ross Magna Carta Vault as part of the Christmas Emporium.

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October 29, 2018

10 Top Tips for Lincoln Christmas Market

10 Top Tips for Lincoln Christmas Market

Lincoln Christmas Market is one of the most popular events of the year but there’s always something new to enjoy and discover. Here are some tips to give you inspiration…

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July 6, 2017

The Peterloo Massacre and Lincoln

The Peterloo Massacre and Lincoln

The 1819 Peterloo Massacre in Manchester is regarded as hugely influential in ordinary people winning the right to vote. Lincoln has been used as a location for a feature film of the event - but the city has even more links to it.

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