Short Break in Lincoln

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One Night British Inn Stay with Breakfast For 2

  • One night stay - Sunday - Friday
  • Two night stays - 7 days a week (subject to availability)
  • British hotel or Inn
  • Comfortable double or twin room

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About Lincoln

Lincoln, a cathedral city, embodies a blend of rich history, vibrant culture, and scenic beauty. This city, with its ancient roots stretching back to Roman times, offers an immersive journey through centuries of British heritage, complemented by modern attractions that cater to diverse interests. From the majestic Lincoln Cathedral that dominates the skyline to the quaint charm of its historic quarters and the natural beauty surrounding it, Lincoln is a city that invites exploration and discovery.

At the heart of Lincoln's appeal is its remarkable cathedral, an architectural masterpiece and once the tallest building in the world. This Gothic edifice is not just a place of worship but a beacon of medieval engineering and artistry, with its intricate façade, stunning rose windows, and a detailed interior that captures the imagination. A short walk from the cathedral, Lincoln Castle stands as another testament to the city's historical significance. Built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, the castle today offers visitors the chance to walk its medieval walls, providing panoramic views of the city and beyond. The castle also houses one of the four original copies of the Magna Carta, highlighting Lincoln's importance in English history.

Exploring Lincoln further reveals the cobbled streets of the Bailgate area, lined with independent shops, boutiques, and eateries. This area, part of Lincoln's historic quarter, offers a glimpse into the city's past, with well-preserved buildings and the ancient Newport Arch, a remnant of the Roman city. The charming atmosphere of the Bailgate area makes it perfect for leisurely walks, shopping for unique items, and sampling local cuisine in cosy cafes and traditional pubs.

Beyond its historic landmarks, Lincoln embraces contemporary culture with its vibrant arts scene. The city is home to The Collection, an art and archaeology museum that showcases local history from prehistoric times to the modern day, including Roman artefacts and contemporary art exhibits. The nearby Usher Gallery, set in beautiful gardens, displays fine art, including works by Turner and Lowry, offering a tranquil retreat from the city's bustling streets.

Lincoln's cultural calendar is highlighted by the Lincoln Christmas Market, one of the oldest and most popular in the UK. Set against the backdrop of the cathedral and castle, the market brings the city to life with stalls selling crafts, gifts, and festive foods, alongside traditional entertainment that captures the spirit of the season.

The city's location on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offers opportunities for outdoor adventures. The surrounding countryside, with its rolling hills, quaint villages, and scenic walking paths, invites visitors to explore the natural charms of Lincolnshire. Cycling, hiking, and wildlife watching are popular activities, allowing visitors to experience the tranquillity and beauty of the English countryside.

Lincoln also serves as a gateway to the wider region, with nearby attractions such as the historic town of Stamford, with its preserved Georgian architecture, and the Lincolnshire coast, offering sandy beaches and coastal nature reserves.

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