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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Cathedral Quarter, Cultural Quarter, Lincoln Suburbs, 3-10 miles from Lincoln

Aviation Trail

Aviation Trail

Lincoln has a rich aviation heritage stretching from the UK's early aviation history through to the present day. Explore this hidden side of Lincoln with the Aviation Trail.

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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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The Domesday Book

May 27, 2017 to September 3, 2017
10:00am to 5:30pm
Lincoln Castle
The Domesday Book

One of the most iconic documents in British history is on display in Lincoln Castle's Magna Carta Vault in a rare appearance outside of London - part of the Battles & Dynasties exhibition.

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Cathedral Quarter

Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical

August 22, 2017 to September 1, 2017
All Day
Lincoln Cathedral
Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical

The Broadway bestseller ‘Jekyll and Hyde: the Musical’ comes to Lincoln Cathedral, exploring themes of good, evil, love, honour, family, life, death, and illness.

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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln Castle Twilight Tour - Battle of Lincoln

August 23, 2017
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Castle Twilight Tour - Battle of Lincoln

Experience Lincoln Castle after hours with a special talk and guided tour to explain the importance and history of the 1217 Battle of Lincoln.

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Cathedral Quarter

Asylum Steampunk Festival

August 25, 2017 to August 28, 2017
All Day
Cathedral Quarter
Asylum Steampunk Festival

See Lincoln transformed as the biggest and longest running Steampunk festival on Earth returns to the city for the 9th year.

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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln Artists’ Market

September 2, 2017
10:00am to 4:30pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Artists’ Market

FREE

Nestled between Lincoln's beautiful Cathedral and Castle, the Artists’ Market offers visitors the chance to view and buy a variety of beautiful, hand-crafted, and unique pieces of artwork and crafts.

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Cathedral Quarter

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 25, 2017

Woolly Spires on Display at Lincoln Cathedral

Woolly Spires on Display at Lincoln Cathedral

Hand knitted versions of six Lincolnshire parish churches will go on display in Lincoln Cathedral in August 2017, part of a community arts project.

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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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