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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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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

Guided Walking Tours

Guided Walking Tours

Enjoy your visit to Lincoln with a fun and factual guided walking tour around the Cathedral Quarter with a qualified Green Badge Guide.

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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

Imperial Teas

Imperial Teas

A family run business specialising in bring the best quality teas to Lincoln from all over the world.

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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

Jewish Heritage Tour of Lincoln

July 16; 2019
2:30pm to 4:30pm
Visitor Information Centre
Jewish Heritage Tour of Lincoln

Discover Lincoln's exceptional Jewish heritage on a guided walking tour through the city taking in its many surviving Medieval Jewish houses and sites, during Enjoy Uphill Lincoln Week.

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Cathedral Quarter

Jewish Heritage Tour of Lincoln

July 19; 2019
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Visitor Information Centre
Jewish Heritage Tour of Lincoln

Discover Lincoln's exceptional Jewish heritage on a guided walking tour through the city taking in its many surviving Medieval Jewish houses and sites, during Enjoy Uphill Lincoln Week.

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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln Farmers’ Market

July 20; 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Farmers’ Market

FREE

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

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Places To Eat Or Drink
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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

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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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

Adam & Eve Tavern

Adam & Eve Tavern

The Adam & Eve is reputedly the oldest Tavern in Lincoln dating back as far as 1701 and is a well known city landmark in the shadow of Lincoln Cathedral.

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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

Grayz Tea Rooms in the Bail

Grayz Tea Rooms in the Bail

A homely atmosphere, traditional cream teas and freshly homemade cakes in the heart of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter.

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Places To Stay
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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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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

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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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

The Old Palace Lodge

The Old Palace Lodge

An unforgettable B&B in the former church of St Michael on the Mount, in a secret corner of Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter.

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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

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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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

Tower Hotel

Tower Hotel

The Tower is set in the picturesque historic Bailgate area of Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter with 15 individually designed boutique en suite bedrooms.

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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

Steep Retreat

Steep Retreat

A holiday apartment located in the heart of Lincoln's historic Cathedral Quarter at the top of the city's renowned Steep Hill.

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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

Duke William Hotel

Duke William Hotel

A historic hotel and self-catering cottage dating to the 17th century on Lincoln's famous Bailgate, in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter.

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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

Charlotte House Hotel

Charlotte House Hotel

Charlotte House Hotel is located in Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter, directly opposite the west entrance of Lincoln Castle

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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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