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 palaces 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 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

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

Hidden Lincoln Tours

Hidden Lincoln Tours

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

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Cathedral Quarter

Historic Lincoln PhotoWalks

Historic Lincoln PhotoWalks

Take an informal yet informative walk around historic Lincoln with fun photo tuition and plenty of chances to take your own photos in the beautiful Cathedral Quarter of Lincoln.

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Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Horse Circus

August 18, 2018 to August 19, 2018
11:00am to 4:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Horse Circus

Step back in time to the turn of the Century for a recreation of part of Buffalo Bill's incredible Wild West show at Lincoln Castle – once performed for Queen Victoria herself.

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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln Antiques Market

August 19, 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Antiques Market

FREE

Browse and buy antiques, art and collectables from the Lincoln Antiques Market taking place on Castle Hill - a stunning cobbled square in the heart of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter.

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Cathedral Quarter

Asylum Steampunk Festival 2018

August 24, 2018 to August 27, 2018
All Day
Lincoln Cathedral Quarter
Asylum Steampunk Festival 2018

See Lincoln transformed as the biggest and longest running Steampunk festival on Earth returns to the city for the 10th year.

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Cathedral Quarter

‘We Love Lincoln’ Summer Party

August 25, 2018 to August 26, 2018
10:00am to 5:00pm
The Lincoln Hotel
‘We Love Lincoln’ Summer Party

FREE

Join The Lincoln Hotel for a part on the front lawn for a celebration of all things Lincoln in the 100th anniversary year of the Royal Air Force.

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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln Castle Twilight Tour

August 29, 2018
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Castle Twilight Tour

Experience Lincoln Castle after hours with a guided tour of the grounds exploring the castle's origins and, especially for its centenary year, the development of the Royal Air Force.

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Lincoln Makers’ Market

September 1, 2018
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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Places To Eat Or Drink
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Curiositea

Curiositea

Curiositea is a quirky coffee shop situated in the heart of Bishop Grosseteste University campus. With an Alice in Wonderland theme, luxurious seating and an outside courtyard, this is the perfect place to relax and enjoy good food and drink.

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Langton’s Cafe

Langton’s Cafe

Found on the ground floor of Lincoln Castle's Georgian prison, open to the public offering food and drink all day.

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Refectory

Refectory

Providing a vibrant environment on the Bishop Grosseteste University campus, Refectory offers a fantastic range of food and drink for every need.

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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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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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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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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

Castle Hotel

Castle Hotel

Luxury hotel at the heart of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter including an award-winning restaurant and a vibrant bar.

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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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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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May 9, 2017

What is the Domesday Book?

What is the Domesday Book?

The Norman Conquest lead by William the Conqueror in 1066 lead to great changes to England including the building of Lincoln's Cathedral and Castle, and the writing of the Domesday Book – one of England’s most iconic documents.

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August 14, 2015

4 Ways to Raise Your Steampunk Fashion in Lincoln

4 Ways to Raise Your Steampunk Fashion in Lincoln

If you are a devoted Steampunk, or it's your first time at the festival, here are four ways to raise your Steampunk fashion game and four Lincoln retailers who are a good bet for some Victorian Steampunk fashion.

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