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.

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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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. CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE.

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Lincoln Longwool - Legends of the County

September 2, 2017 to December 4, 2017
10:00am to 4:30pm
Museum Of Lincolnshire Life
Lincoln Longwool - Legends of the County

FREE

An exhibition to celebrate all things Lincoln Longwool sheep - the area's distinctive, local breed.

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Ceramics & Paintings

October 9, 2017 to October 22, 2017
10:00am to 5:00pm
Sam Scorer Gallery
Ceramics & Paintings

FREE

Two Lincolnshire artists who met at the Lincoln College of Art in the 1970s will mark their forty-seven-year friendship with a joint exhibition of their work.

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Castle Hill Farmers’ Market

October 21, 2017
9:00am to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Castle Hill Farmers’ Market

FREE

Pick up local and fresh produce at Castle Hill Farmers’ Market - nestled between Lincoln’s breath-taking Cathedral and Castle.

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Cathedral Quarter

The Romans are Back

October 21, 2017 to October 22, 2017
11:00am to 4:30pm
Lincoln Castle
The Romans are Back

The Imperial Army of Rome return to Lincoln for a weekend of displays and living history in Lincoln Castle.

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Spooky Prison at Lincoln Castle

October 23, 2017 to October 29, 2017
10:00am to 4:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Spooky Prison at Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle's Victorian Prison will come to life with tales from the past during October half-term.

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Lincoln Castle Twilight Tour - Charter of the Forest

November 3, 2017
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Castle Twilight Tour - Charter of the Forest

Experience Lincoln Castle after hours with a special talk and guided tour to learn about the significance of the Charter of the Forest.

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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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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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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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5 West Bight Cottage

5 West Bight Cottage

Well appointed, spacious, luxury period cottage with private courtyard in the most stunning location: directly situated on the cobbled streets of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter.

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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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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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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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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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June 21, 2017

The UK’s Most Popular Castle is Lincoln

The UK’s Most Popular Castle is Lincoln

Votes from across the UK have installed Lincoln Castle as the country's most famous castle on the Holiday Lettings website.

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June 15, 2017

New AR App Released for Lincoln Cathedral

New AR App Released for Lincoln Cathedral

A ground-breaking new AR experience - consisting of an app and videos - will transport you back in time to unveil the hidden lives of some of history’s most fascinating characters at Lincoln Cathedral.

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