Lincoln Cathedral Quarter
Bringing history to life

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

Lincoln Cathedral from Castle Hill

Lincoln Cathedral Quarter
Bringing history to life

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

Lincoln Castle from Castle Hill

Lincoln Cathedral Quarter
Bringing history to life

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 palaces to eat and drink in and luxurious, independent hotels and guest houses.

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.

Food & Drink

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.

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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

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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Ellis Mill

Ellis Mill

The last of nine windmills that once stood on the Lincoln hill top and the last working mill in Lincoln, built in 1798.

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University of Lincoln Graduation 2017

January 18, 2016
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Cathedral
University of Lincoln Graduation 2017

Graduands of the University of Lincoln celebrate their achievements at Lincoln Cathedral, one of Europe's finest Medieval buildings.

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Cathedral Quarter

Poppies: Wave at Lincoln Castle

May 28, 2016 to September 4, 2016
10:00am to 5:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Poppies: Wave at Lincoln Castle

FREE

A sweeping arch of red poppy heads over Lincoln Castle, presented by 14-18 NOW, that marks the centenary of the First World War.

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The Great War Remembered

September 10, 2016 to January 3, 2017
10:00am to 4:30pm
Museum Of Lincolnshire Life
The Great War Remembered

FREE

An exhibition at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life chronicling the First World War through the eyes of Lincolnshire's residents, exploring conscription, objection and the rise of the tank.

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Places To Eat Or Drink
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Bar ‘67

Bar ‘67

The wine is good, the food is fine and Bar '67 at the Lincoln Hotel has a knockout atmosphere with free, live music and regular theme nights.

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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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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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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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Castle Cottage and Coach House

Castle Cottage and Coach House

Self-catering cottages with luxury hotel service found in the heart of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter.

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Castle Hotel

Castle Hotel

Luxury hotel at the heart of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter including an award-winning restaurant and a vibrant bar.

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Cathedral View Apartment

Cathedral View Apartment

Just yards from Lincoln Cathedral, this 18th century self-catering apartment is the ideal base for visitors to explore the whole city of Lincoln.

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Cathedral View Guest House

Cathedral View Guest House

Nestling in the shadow of Lincoln Cathedral this guest house offers luxury accommodation in a 12th century listed building.

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Liquorice Heights

Liquorice Heights

A large, late Victorian town house within walking distance of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter.

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November 14, 2016

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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November 3, 2015

Lincoln Castle Named Best UK Attraction

Lincoln Castle Named Best UK Attraction

The British Guild of Travel Writers named Lincoln Castle and the Magna Carta Vault as the best new UK tourist attraction at their annual awards ceremony.

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August 14, 2015

4 Ways to Raise Your Steampunk Fashion in Lincoln

4 Ways to Raise Your Steampunk Fashion in Lincoln

If you are a devoted Steampunk, or it's your first time at the festival, here are four ways to raise your Steampunk fashion game and four Lincoln retailers who are a good bet for some Victorian Steampunk fashion.

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