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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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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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Lincoln Mystery Treasure Trail

Lincoln Mystery Treasure Trail

A self-guided mystery Treasure Trail perfect to help you explore Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter with family and friends.

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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln Castle Dog Friendly Weekend

June 15, 2019 to June 16, 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Castle Dog Friendly Weekend

FREE

Unlock 1,000 years of history with your furry companion over the weekend for a paw-some day out.

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Cathedral Quarter

Organ Concert: Martin Baker

June 15, 2019
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Lincoln Cathedral
Organ Concert: Martin Baker

Come and experience Martin Baker in concert on the grand Father Willis organ in Lincoln Cathedral.

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City of Lincoln, Brayford Waterfront, Cathedral Quarter, High Street

Tractors to Town

June 16, 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm
Tractors to Town

FREE

To celebrate 150 years of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, tractors will be on display across Lincoln city centre.

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Cathedral Quarter

Classic Cars at Lincoln Castle

June 16, 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Classic Cars at Lincoln Castle

FREE

Especially for Father's Day, the Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society host their annual rally in the Castle grounds.

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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln Antiques Market

June 23, 2019
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

Chow Down Festival - June 2019

June 28, 2019 to June 30, 2019
11:00am to 10:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Chow Down Festival - June 2019

A summer weekender of independent street food, drinks, music and family-friendly activities in the grounds of Lincoln Castle.

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Places To Eat Or Drink
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Stokes Lawn Cafe

Stokes Lawn Cafe

Serving Stokes' locally roasted coffee, cake, home-cooked breakfast, lunch, and light snacks prepared by talented chefs using local produce.

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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 Crafty Bottle Beer Lounge

The Crafty Bottle Beer Lounge

Cosy beer lounge above The Crafty Bottle's craft ale shop, found on the The Strait at the foot of Steep Hill.

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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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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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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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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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Newport Guest House

Newport Guest House

Newport Guest House is a centrally located accomadation within walking distance of Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle.

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