A steep, cobbled street, lined with independent shops, tea rooms and restaurants that leads to and from Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln Castle and the Cathedral Quarter.
Steep Hill first became used by the residents of Lincoln when the city was called Lindum Colonia and the Roman inhabitants decided to expand the settlement down the hill. Excavations has shown that the hill used to be lined by steps during that time.
Today, Steep Hill is famous for its independent businesses - vintage boutiques, quaint tea rooms, chocolate & fudge parlours, and more. The steep, cobbled street, with a 16.12º gradient, was voted Britain's Great Street in 2012 by the Academy of Urbanism and named the fourth steepest street in England by the Ordnance Survey.
There are also many historic sites still remaining on the hill and in use today:
Steep Hill leads on from The Strait, another area full of fascinating history, and at the top of the hill you will find the stunning Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle. Steep Hill isn't suitable for those with accessibility requirements but the Steep Hill Shuttle can help you get to the top with ease.
Steep Hill in Lincoln is England’s Fourth Steepest Street