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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.

Things To Do
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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

Hidden Lincoln Tours

Hidden Lincoln Tours

Bespoke, high quality, guided tours theming Lincoln’s surprising past around you.

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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

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. CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE.

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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

Ferguson Antique Clocks

Ferguson Antique Clocks

Fergusons Antique Clocks offer a complete repair and restoration service for your valued clocks.

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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, City of Lincoln

Guided Tours of Historic Uphill Lincoln

July 15; 2019 to July 21; 2019
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Guided Tours of Historic Uphill Lincoln

FREE

Take part in free guided tours from the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology through the historic streets of uphill Lincoln - especially for Enjoy Uphill Lincoln week.

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Cathedral Quarter

Enjoy Uphill Lincoln Week 2019

July 15; 2019 to July 21; 2019
All Day
Lincoln Cathedral Quarter
Enjoy Uphill Lincoln Week 2019

Shop, eat, drink, escape, explore, share, and return to 'Uphill Lincoln' - the village in the city - during a week long celebration of events, guided tours, and special offers.

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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln Castle Dog Friendly Weekend

July 20; 2019 to July 21; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Castle Dog Friendly Weekend

FREE

Unlock 1,000 years of history with your furry companion over the weekend for a paw-some day out.

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Cathedral Quarter

Classic Cars at Lincoln Castle

July 21; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Classic Cars at Lincoln Castle

FREE

Kick off the summer holidays as the Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society host their annual rally in the Castle grounds.

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Cathedral Quarter

Museum of Lincolnshire Life Celebrates 50 Years

July 27; 2019 to July 28; 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Museum Of Lincolnshire Life
Museum of Lincolnshire Life Celebrates 50 Years

Explore the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, and a new exhibition, as it celebrates 50 years of opening.

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Places To Eat Or Drink
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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

Bailgate Deli

Bailgate Deli

Vegetarian cafe and coffee shop in the heart of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter.

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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

Coffee Bobbins

Coffee Bobbins

Vintage, independent coffee shop serving lunches, afternoon teas and homemade cakes baked on the premises. found on the historic Strait.

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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

The Tower Restaurant

The Tower Restaurant

Within the Tower Hotel in the Cathedral Quarter, The Tower Restaurant specialises in seasonal menus of eclectic dishes.

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Places To Stay
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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 Quarter, City of Lincoln

The Rest at St Michael’s

The Rest at St Michael’s

The Rest offers beautiful rooms, delicious breakfast and a great location on Steep Hill: voted Britain's Best Street.

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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

Flo’s Cottage

Flo’s Cottage

A lovely terraced cottage that has been beautifully restored and provides perfect accommodation within Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter and can sleep two people in one double bedroom.

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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

The Lincoln House

The Lincoln House

A beautiful, three-storey, period townhouse, offered as a self catering holiday let nestled between Lincoln's iconic Cathedral and Castle.

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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

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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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

Eden House Apartment

Eden House Apartment

Self-catering apartment, well situated within walking distance of Lincoln Cathedral and Castle. A quiet apartment with private parking, ideally situated for exploring the city and further afield.

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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

West Wing Apartment at D’Isney Place

West Wing Apartment at D’Isney Place

Beautifully appointed rooms and a self-contained holiday apartment in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter.

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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

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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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

3 Well Lane

3 Well Lane

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

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July 1, 2019

Live Music in Lincolnshire During July

Live Music in Lincolnshire During July

Highlight musicLINK events in Lincolnshire during July includes choral music and organ recitals.

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April 15, 2019

Steep Hill in Lincoln is England’s Fourth Steepest Street

Steep Hill in Lincoln is England’s Fourth Steepest Street

The famous cobbled hill that runs through Lincoln has been named the fourth steepest in the country by the Ordnance Survey at 16.12°.

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March 1, 2019

Environmentally Friendly LED Lights Installed at Lincoln Cathedral

Environmentally Friendly LED Lights Installed at Lincoln Cathedral

In March 2019 the external lights on Lincoln Cathedral will turn off as a new environmentally friendly and energy efficient system is installed.

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