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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 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.

Things To Do
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Cathedral Quarter

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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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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Cathedral Quarter

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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Cathedral Quarter

Christmas 2018 at Lincoln Cathedral

November 24, 2018 to December 25, 2018
All Day
Lincoln Cathedral
Christmas 2018 at Lincoln Cathedral

Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas at Lincoln Cathedral's Christmas and Advent programme of services and concerts.

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Cathedral Quarter

Advent Wreath Festival

November 30, 2018 to December 20, 2018
All Day
Church Of St. Mary Magdalene
Advent Wreath Festival

FREE

The St Mary Magdalene Advent Wreath Festival will exhibit beautiful Christmas wreaths decorated by local businesses throughout Advent.

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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln Castle Christmas Emporium

December 15, 2018 to December 22, 2018
4:00pm to 10:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Castle Christmas Emporium

Eight evenings of Christmas delights within the medieval walls of Lincoln Castle for a festive celebration of arts, crafts, and food - the perfect setting to meet friends and family over the Christmas period.

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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln Cathedral Carols by Candlelight

December 19, 2018
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Lincoln Cathedral
Lincoln Cathedral Carols by Candlelight

In the lead up to Christmas, Lincoln Cathedral Choir perform an evening of Carols in the stunning surroundings of Lincoln Cathedral.

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Cathedral Quarter

St Mary Magdalene Christmas Carol Service

December 23, 2018
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Church Of St. Mary Magdalene
St Mary Magdalene Christmas Carol Service

FREE

Join the Church of St Mary Magdalene for an evening of Christmas carols in the heart of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter.

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Cathedral Quarter

The Snowman with Live Orchestra

January 4, 2019 to January 5, 2019
1:30pm to 8:00pm
Lincoln Cathedral
The Snowman with Live Orchestra

Lincoln Cathedral presents a special showing of The Snowman in the nave of Lincoln Cathedral, supported by a live orchestra and soloist.

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Places To Eat Or Drink
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Cathedral Quarter

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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Cathedral Quarter

Castle Bar

Castle Bar

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

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Cathedral Quarter

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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City of Lincoln, Cathedral Quarter

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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City of Lincoln, Cathedral Quarter

24 Burton Road

24 Burton Road

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

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City of Lincoln, Cathedral Quarter

24 Church Lane

24 Church Lane

A unique, bright and airy holiday cottage, nestled in the heart of historic uphill Lincoln.

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City of Lincoln, Cathedral Quarter

3 Well Lane

3 Well Lane

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

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City of Lincoln, Cathedral Quarter

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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City of Lincoln, Cathedral Quarter

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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City of Lincoln, Cathedral Quarter

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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City of Lincoln, Cathedral Quarter

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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City of Lincoln, Cathedral Quarter

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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