5 Things To Do in Lincoln

There’s plenty to do in Lincoln whether your here with family, friends or visiting on your own. Here are five of our favourite:

1. Walking Tours

Take one of the fascinating Walking Tours of Lincoln. Tours available include The Cathedral Quarter, Roman Lincoln, Jewish Heritage, The Arboretum and the much loved Original Lincoln Ghostwalk. 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. Hour long cruises sail from the Brayford Waterfront between Easter and October. For more information, 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 great cafe and free entry to The Sir Joseph Banks Conservatory (set within the Lawn Visitor Centre complex) 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.