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5 Things to Do in Lincoln for Visiting Football Fans

Lincoln has so much to offer, make sure you explore the whole city when visiting Sincil Bank Stadium. Here are our top five things to do when in the city.

1. Lincoln Cathedral

5 Things to Do in Lincoln for Visiting Football Fans

Lincoln Cathedral can be seen from miles around, and even from the stands at Sincil Bank. Explore what was once the tallest building in the world – a place of beauty and tranquillity.

Don’t forget to look out for the gargoyles outside, and the famous Lincoln Imp inside, from whom Lincoln City FC take their nickname.

Distance from Sincil Bank: 1.4 miles, approx. 30 minutes by foot. 1-2 hours needed.

2. Lincoln Castle

5 Things to Do in Lincoln for Visiting Football Fans

Lincoln Castle on the hill was built by William the Conqueror to defend any future invasions of England.

And it has stood strong ever since, even in the face of two Battles of Lincoln. Today it holds events, is home to a 1215 copy of Magna Carta, and you can walk the entire walls with stunning views across the city.

Can you spot the stadium to the south?

Distance from Sincil Bank: 1.4 miles, approx. 30 minutes by foot. 2-3 hours needed.

3. Steep Hill

5 Things to Do in Lincoln for Visiting Football Fans

One of the most famous hills in England connects the busy city centre to the cobbled Cathedral Quarter of Lincoln.

But fear not, there are plenty of unique shops, tea rooms, coffee houses, and historic pubs along the way to give you a rest and keep you refreshed.

And don’t forget to pick up your “I Climbed Steep Hill” souvenir from the Visitor Information Centre at the top!

Distance from Sincil Bank: 1.3 miles, approx. 28 minutes by foot.

4. Brayford Waterfront

5 Things to Do in Lincoln for Visiting Football Fans

Sincil Bank Stadium is found alongside one of the city’s many waterways, the most famous of which is the Brayford Pool. Close to the city centre, the Waterfront is the perfect base for a day in Lincoln with restaurants, pubs, coffee shops, and a cinema for entertainment.

You can also take a boat trip to explore more of the area or stay overnight with views from the 4th floor at one of the waterfront hotels.

Distance from Sincil Bank: 1.1 miles, approx. 22 minutes by foot.

5. International Bomber Command Centre

5 Things to Do in Lincoln for Visiting Football Fans

You will often hear echoes of Lincoln’s Royal Air Force past in the stands at Sincil Bank as air raid sirens and the Dam Busters theme are sung by home support.

Discover this heritage for yourself just a 20 minute walk away past the South Common at the International Bomber Command Centre. The poignant memorial spire and walls are accompanied by a fascinating exhibition to remember more than 50,000 servicemen and women who died serving Bomber Command in WWII – many based in the county.

Distance from Sincil Bank: 0.8 miles, approx. 18 minutes by foot. 1-2 hours needed.

Download the Visiting Supporters’ Guide to Lincoln City FC to plan your whole visit for the football.

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