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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.

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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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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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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

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

Bricklive: Outer Space

May 1, 2019 to June 2, 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Bricklive: Outer Space

A stunning collection of LEGO® brick models that are really out of the world displayed across Lincoln Castle: a great day out in the 50th anniversary year of the first Moon landings.

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Knight School at Lincoln Castle

May 25, 2019 to June 2, 2019
10:30am to 4:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Knight School at Lincoln Castle

Especially for half term, the Victorian Prison Yard transforms into our medieval Knight School.

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Cathedral Quarter, Cultural Quarter

Lincolnshire Archaeology Festival

May 28, 2019 to June 2, 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Lincolnshire Archaeology Festival

FREE

Explore archaeological finds in Lincolnshire at historic sites and venues across the county with workshops, tours, and a conference.

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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln Makers’ Market

June 1, 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Makers’ Market

FREE

Nestled between Lincoln's beautiful Cathedral and Castle, the new Lincoln Makers' 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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Moonlight Walk 2019

June 8, 2019
8:00pm to 11:30pm
Bishop Grosseteste University
Moonlight Walk 2019

Dress in your finest 70s attire, get into the disco vibe, and join hundreds of hip, inspirational people from across Lincolnshire taking part in a 70s Flower Power themed Moonlight Walk through Lincoln, in aid of St Barnabas Hospice.

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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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Bells Tea Shop

Bells Tea Shop

Friendly, family run tea shop, located in a Grade II listed building at the top of Steep Hill, just a two minute walk from both Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle.

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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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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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3 Well Lane

3 Well Lane

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

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40 Mill Road

40 Mill Road

A cosy, comfortable, and stylish self catering cottage which sleeps four in Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter.

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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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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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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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Bail House Hotel

Bail House Hotel

A luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter in a building that dates back to 1350.

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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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February 7, 2019

Redhill Farm Free Range Pork Crowned ‘Producer of the Year’

Redhill Farm Free Range Pork Crowned ‘Producer of the Year’

Lincolnshire farmers Jane and Terry Tomlinson are celebrating after Redhill Farm Free Range Pork was crowned the Great Food Club ‘Producer of the Year’ for the second year running.

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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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