5 Things To Do in Lincoln

Lincoln is a historic cathedral city and the largest city in Lincolnshire. As such, there’s plenty to do in Lincoln whether you here with family, friends or visiting on your own. Here are five our favourites:


1. Walking Tours

Lincoln’s heritage is best explored on foot and at your own pace. 

The Cathedral Quarter tour will take to Lincoln’s medieval Cathedral, the Bailgate and around the quaint Roman streets of Lincoln.

Other tours available include Roman Lincoln, Jewish Heritage, The Arboretum and the much loved Original Lincoln Ghost Walk. You can even combine a guided tour with a refreshment stop with the Tea & A Tour tour – perfect! For more information about any of the walking tours of Lincoln, please click here.   


2. Tour Lincoln Sightseeing Bus

If you fancy a spot of sight-seeing but would rather sit back and relax, then the Tour Lincoln Sightseeing Bus is just the answer. This hop-on-hop-off open top bus stops at all the main tourist attractions including Lincoln Cathedral, the Cultural Quarter, the High Street and Brayford Waterfront. For more information, please click here.


3. The Brayford Belle

Enjoy a leisurely sail on The Brayford Belle, Lincoln’s only pleasure cruiser. 

Between Easter and October, this vessel travels from the Brayford Pool and up the Fossdyke Canal into Lincolnshire’s beautiful countryside. 

An interesting commentary will keep you informed of all the interesting places en route. Light refreshments are available onboard.

For more information on these hour long cruises, please click here.


4. The Water Way Trail

For the energetic, how about hiring a cycle and exploring Lincoln’s peaceful towpaths and even venture further afield on The Water Way Trail. For more information about bike hire, please click here.


5. Explore Lincoln’s Open Spaces

Explore Lincoln’s lovely parks and open spaces. Lincoln has 3 fantastic parks all within a 5 -10 minute walk of Lincoln Cathedral:

The Temple Gardens are part of The Collection/Usher Art Gallery grounds. These lovely formal gardens, with winding paths, modern art sculptures, ‘temple’ ruins, and superb views of the Medieval Bishops’ Palace and Lincoln Cathedral, are a great place to take time-out from sight-seeing.

The Lawn is a large grassy area that is just perfect for picnics or to relax in the sun. With a children’s play area, a Stokes cafe and panoramic views of lower Lincoln, it is well worth checking out. Located on Union Road, opposite the West Gate of Lincoln Castle.

The Arboretum is a delightful Grade II listed park, with beautifully landscaped gardens, fountains, play area and cafe. Although it is the furthest away of the 3 parks, it is still less than a 10 minute walk from the cathedral and is certainly worth the effort. In good weather, it is the perfect place to have a picnic. Access to The Arboretum is from both Lindum Terrace and Monks Road. It is well signposted from the Cathedral Quarter.