An ideal destination for a city break, Lincoln offers an experience rich in history combined with independent boutique shopping, great arts and culture and a wealth of places to eat and drink.

The city is easily walkable for visitors with good mobility – the main shopping and tourist area stretches from St Marks Shopping centre in the south up to the Cathedral Quarter – known locally as ‘Uphill’.

Steep Hill, voted Britain’s Great Street, connects ‘downhill’ and ‘uphill’ Lincoln. Yes, it is steep as its name suggests, but well worth the walk!


Where is Lincoln?

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Lincoln is a Cathedral City and the county town of Lincolnshire – one of the UK’s largest counties. Part of the East Midlands, Lincolnshire sits on the East coast of England, to the north of Norfolk and the south of Yorkshire – nestled between the Humber and the Wash.

Lincoln is just:

  • 40 miles north east of Nottingham
  • 48 miles south east of Sheffield
  • 50 miles north of Peterborough
  • 70 miles south of York
  • 90 miles north east of Birmingham
  • 150 miles north of London.

Access to Lincoln is easier than you may think. The A1 and A46 make the journey from the south and the midlands by road quicker now than ever before.  And from the north and north west, the M180 connecting to the A15 make for a straightforward journey.

There are also train services into the city, and three airports within a 50 mile radius.

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