Things to do in Lincoln

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There are so many things to do in Lincoln for the whole family

With its rich history, beautiful architecture, and fascinating culture, Lincoln is a great destination for tourists both from the UK and internationally. The town has a thriving shopping scene, plenty of interesting museums and galleries, and a vibrant nightlife.

World famous for the Lincoln cathedral and Lincoln castle; there's plenty of attractions, whether you're just visiting, or you live in Lincoln and are looking for things to do with your kids.

We've put together a list of the best things to do in Lincoln, but not only that, we've gathered deals and discounts from a wide range of local independent shops, restaurants and cafes.

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Things to do in Lincoln

Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral, located at the top of Steep Hill is one of the oldest cathedrals in England, and for centuries stood as the tallest building in the world. It's a must see if you're visiting Lincoln, it attracts thousands of visitors each year, and is located right in the city centre. Once you've explored the cathedral you can visit some of the small independent shops and boutiques nearby.

Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle is one of England's most iconic castles and was built during the 11th century by William the Conqueror. Since then this castle has played a role in some of the country's most important historical battles. Take a tour around this castle to discover some of the castle's history and unique architecture. While you're here stop off at the highly rated Bailgate Deli for food and drink.

Steep Hill

Steep Hill is an old cobble-stoned street in the city centre that runs between Lincoln cathedral and Lincoln castle. Today, Steep hill is famous for its vintage boutiques, cafes and tea rooms, and more. Steep Hill lives up to its name being the fourth steepest street in England. While you're on Steep Hill don't forget to check out Bells Tea Shop, where LoyalFree users get a discount on drinks.

The Collection

The Collection is two museums in one and is absolutely packed with things to see. There is the Archaeology museum with stunning artefacts from the stone, bronze and iron ages as well as items from the Roman era all the way through to the Mediaeval period. As well as the archaeology museum the collection also hosts the Usher Gallery displaying fine art, decorative art, horology and more.

Lincoln Guildhall

A trip to the Guildhall offers you a chance to sit on the Mayor's own chair, and learn about the fascinating history of this beautiful building. Highlights include the Royal sword gifted to the City by Richard II and the impressive council chamber. Once you've visited this attraction head to Caffe Italiano, where LoyalFree app users get discounts on drinks.

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About Lincoln

Lincoln is the county town of Lincolnshire and is an historic city dating back to the Iron age. The city is known for the Lincoln Cathedral, which once stood as the tallest building in the world, and for its castle dating back to the 11th century.

The city is a tourist destination owing to its history and charm. Popular activities in Lincoln include sightseeing, shopping in boutique stores, and taking tranquil walks in some of the city's green spaces or nearby nature reserves and country parks.

Notable people from Lincoln include George Boole, the 19th century mathematician and inventor of Boolean logic, and William Tritton who designed and built the first tank.

Every December the city holds a German-style Christmas market in and around the castle grounds, this is not only popular with the locals, but has become a tourist attraction in its own right.

Some of the best places to visit in Lincoln are the quaint and charming boutiques, cafes, tea rooms and restaurants that the city has to offer. If you want to explore these then make sure you download the LoyalFree app so you don't miss out on the most up to date offers and discounts.

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