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, Cultural Quarter

Jewish Heritage Trail

Jewish Heritage Trail

Discover Lincoln's exceptional Jewish heritage on a trail through the city taking in its many surviving Medieval Jewish houses.

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Cathedral Quarter

Le Sanctuaire Clarins Spa Retreat

Le Sanctuaire Clarins Spa Retreat

A quaint spa retreat set within a 14th Century building located on Steep Hill in Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter.

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

Lincoln Aviation Trail

Lincoln 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

‘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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Cathedral Quarter

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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Lincoln Morris Festival

September 1, 2018
10:30am to 4:30pm
Various Locations
Lincoln Morris Festival

FREE

Dance groups from across Lincolnshire will converge on Lincoln for a day of Morris dancing, filling the streets with the vibrant colours and sounds of an ancient English tradition.

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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln Castle Twilight Tour

September 5, 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 its origins and the part it played in the Norman conquest of England.

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Heritage Open Days 2018

September 6, 2018 to September 16, 2018
All Day
Heritage Open Days 2018

FREE

Celebrate Lincolnshire's local heritage with free entry, tours, and activities in historic attractions across Lincoln city and countryside.

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Places To Eat Or Drink
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Cathedral Quarter

Reform

Reform

Reform at the Castle Hotel features contemporary European cuisine served in a relaxed setting. Dishes all include fresh, seasonal ingredients, with local produce used wherever possible.

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Cathedral Quarter

Room Bar

Room Bar

Room Bar, at the White Hart Hotel, is a sophisticated cocktail bar offering the very best in cocktails, champagnes and wines - not to mention great beers from around the world.

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Cathedral Quarter

Stokes Lawn Cafe

Stokes Lawn Cafe

Serving Stokes signature tea & coffee, cake, home-cooked breakfast, lunch, and light snacks prepared by talented chefs using local produce.

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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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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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Cathedral Quarter

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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Cathedral Quarter

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 Quarter

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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Cathedral Quarter

Cathedral View Guest House

Cathedral View Guest House

Nestling in the shadow of Lincoln Cathedral this guest house offers luxury accommodation in a 12th century listed building.

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Cathedral Quarter

Eden House Apartment

Eden House Apartment

Self-catering apartment, well situated within walking distance of Lincoln Cathedral and Castle. A quiet apartment with private parking, ideally situated for exploring the city and further afield.

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Cathedral Quarter

Longdales House

Longdales House

Longdales House Bed & Breakfast is an ideal base from which to explore Lincoln and the surrounding area, operated by Bishop Grosseteste University.

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