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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Cathedral Quarter

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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Cathedral Quarter

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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Handel’s Messiah

November 24, 2018
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Lincoln Cathedral
Handel’s Messiah

In the lead up to Advent, Lincoln Cathedral Choir perform Handel's Messiah in the stunning surroundings of Lincoln Cathedral.

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Cathedral Quarter, Lincoln Suburbs

‘Light Up a Life’ Torchlight Procession

November 27, 2018
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Clayton’s Sports Ground
‘Light Up a Life’ Torchlight Procession

FREE

Join St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice to celebrate, remember and reflect during the festive season with a service and a procession to Lincoln Cathedral.

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Cathedral Quarter

Advent Wreath Festival

November 30, 2018 to December 20, 2018
All Day
Church Of St. Mary Magdalene
Advent Wreath Festival

FREE

The St Mary Magdalene Advent Wreath Festival will exhibit beautiful Christmas wreaths decorated by local businesses throughout Advent.

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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln Makers’ Market

December 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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Cathedral Quarter

Oliver Wass

December 4, 2018
1:00pm to 2:00pm
The Blue Room
Oliver Wass

A Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival lunchtime concert at The Blue Room, featuring classic harp music.

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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln Christmas Market 2018

December 6, 2018 to December 9, 2018
All Day
Lincoln Cathedral Quarter
Lincoln Christmas Market 2018

FREE

Stalls, performers, and festive cheer take over Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter for four days of festive entertainment, shopping, and food and drink.

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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 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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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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