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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 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 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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Cathedral Quarter

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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JS Bach’s St John Passion 2019

April 6, 2019
7:00pm to 9:30pm
Lincoln Cathedral
JS Bach’s St John Passion 2019

Prepare for the Easter season with a performance of JS Bach's St John Passion by Lincoln Cathedral Choir, accompanied by Northern Baroque, in the stunning Nave of Lincoln Cathedral.

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Cathedral Quarter

Castle Hill Farmers’ Market

April 20, 2019
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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Cathedral Quarter

Spark Engineering Festival

May 3, 2019 to May 5, 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Lincoln Cathedral
Spark Engineering Festival

FREE

Lincoln's most precious engineering masterpiece, Lincoln Cathedral, hosts a celebration of the city's engineering heritage.

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Cathedral Quarter

Mendelssohn’s ‘Elijah’

May 11, 2019
7:30pm to 10:00pm
Lincoln Cathedral
Mendelssohn’s ‘Elijah’

Lincoln Choral Society, joined by Hull Choral Union, perform Felix Mendelssohn's masterpiece in Lincoln Cathedral, one of the greatest choral works of the 19th Century.

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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln Grand Prix Festival of Cycling 2019

May 11, 2019 to May 12, 2019
All Day
Castle Hill
Lincoln Grand Prix Festival of Cycling 2019

FREE

A festival of exciting cycling events, including a Sportive and the Men's and Women's Lincoln Grand Prix.

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Cathedral Quarter

Castle Hill Farmers’ Market

May 18, 2019
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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Cathedral Quarter

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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Cathedral Quarter

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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Cathedral Quarter

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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Places To Stay
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City of Lincoln, 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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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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City of Lincoln, 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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City of Lincoln, 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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City of Lincoln, 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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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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City of Lincoln, Cathedral Quarter

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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