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8 Reasons to Visit Lincoln & Lincolnshire in 2018

2018 is gearing up to be a big year in Lincoln and Lincolnshire as ‘Bomber County’ marks the centenary of the Royal Air Force.

Here are eight reasons to visit in 2018.

1. RAF Lincolnshire

8 Reasons to Visit Lincoln & Lincolnshire in 2018

Lincolnshire’s links to the RAF have been strong for 100 years. Lincoln was one of the main manufacturers of aircraft during WWI, Lincolnshire was named ‘Bomber County’ for its role in WWII, and there are still operational bases and museums in the county to explore today.

2. The #CathedralWorldCup Winner

8 Reasons to Visit Lincoln & Lincolnshire in 2018

Lincoln Cathedral was the winner of a big Twitter vote in 2017 to name the best Cathedral in England, solidifying it as the country’s best. Visit for one of its unique events and concerts through the year, and take a tour of the roof for stunning views.

3. Sausages, Cheese, and Real Ale

8 Reasons to Visit Lincoln & Lincolnshire in 2018

Lincoln and Lincolnshire is famous for its Lincolnshire sausages, Lincolnshire plumbread, Poacher cheese, haslet, chine, and more. Experience the tastes of Lincolnshire in 2018 in Lincoln’s restaurants and cafes, or follow the Lincoln Ale Trail to discover locally produced real ale.

4. The UK’s Most Popular Castle

8 Reasons to Visit Lincoln & Lincolnshire in 2018

Commissioned by William the Conqueror in 1068, Lincoln Castle has stood atop the hill and protected the city for almost 1000 years. The views from the Medieval walls, the Victorian prison experience, and underground Magna Carta vault made it the UK’s most popular castle in a 2017 vote.

5. Unique WWI Airfield Exhibition

8 Reasons to Visit Lincoln & Lincolnshire in 2018

Bastion in the Air features two major exhibitions in Lincoln during 2018. In a former hangar at RAF Scampton, home of the RAF Red Arrows, will be an authentic WWI airfield, including British and German aircraft. At The Collection, the exhibition will detail the county’s aviation development, focussing on the WWI threat from zeppelins.

6. Unique Shopping and Fashion

8 Reasons to Visit Lincoln & Lincolnshire in 2018

Lincoln Fashion Week takes place in May 2018 – a showcase of Britain’s biggest brands and the latest fashion on the streets of the city. Plan some retail therapy in Lincoln: browse the independent boutiques of Steep Hill and major High Street stores at St Marks Shopping Centre.

7. The Country’s Favourite Christmas Market

8 Reasons to Visit Lincoln & Lincolnshire in 2018

The people of the UK voted Lincoln Christmas Market its favourite in a 2017 vote. With more than 200 stalls, festive entertainment, local food & drink, German origins, and the backdrop of Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter, it’s surely one of the most unique in the country too.

8. The UK’s Tallest War Memorial

8 Reasons to Visit Lincoln & Lincolnshire in 2018

In 2018 the long awaited International Bomber Command Centre will officially open to the public. The centre includes the country’s tallest war memorial, walls featuring the names of those who died serving in Bomber Command during WWII, and a visitor centre with a huge digital archive of Bomber Command itself.

Planes, Trails, and Adventures

RAF bases, flight simulator, and memorials in Lincoln

Christmas in Lincoln

Shopping, food & drink, theatre, and festive family days out

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