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.

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Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle

Discover a world of rich history at Lincoln Castle, dating back to 1068 and home to one of only four surviving copies of Magna Carta.

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Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral

One of Europe’s finest Gothic buildings, once the tallest in the world, with stunning views from the roof and tower and intricate design inside.

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Lincoln Cathedral PhotoWalks

Lincoln Cathedral PhotoWalks

Take a photo walk in one of England's most iconic and photogenic venues to learn to take better photos and explore this stunning building through the lens of your camera.

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Citywide

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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Citywide

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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Cathedral Quarter

Organ Concert: Wolfgang Kleber

September 8, 2018
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Lincoln Cathedral
Organ Concert: Wolfgang Kleber

Internationally recognised organist Wolfgang Kleber performs on Lincoln Cathedral's Father Willis Organ.

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University of Lincoln Graduation 2018

September 10, 2018 to September 13, 2018
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Cathedral
University of Lincoln Graduation 2018

Graduands of the University of Lincoln celebrate their achievements at Lincoln Cathedral, one of Europe's finest Medieval buildings.

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Castle Hill Farmers’ Market

September 15, 2018
9:00am to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Castle Hill Farmers’ Market

FREE

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

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Places To Eat Or Drink
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The Bronze Pig

The Bronze Pig

A Michelin Guide restaurant serving contemporary English cuisine, with an influence of Italian, using fresh and local produce.

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The Green Room

The Green Room

The Green Room Restaurant at The Lincoln Hotel offers dining in a sophisticated setting. The restaurant has its own bar and private entrance.

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The Lincoln Grille

The Lincoln Grille

Contemporary and relaxed, The Lincoln Grille is within the White Hart Hotel on the famous Bailgate and close to Lincoln Cathedral.

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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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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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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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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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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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No. 25 Steep Hill

No. 25 Steep Hill

Luxury Georgian Town House at the top of Lincoln's famous Steep Hill, above independent wine and gin merchants, Steep Hill Wines.

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Rooftops

Rooftops

A well-appointed and comfortable city retreat situated in uphill Lincoln close to the beautiful Lincoln Cathedral Quarter sleeping 5 people.

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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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