2000 years of history to explore in one city; from it’s Roman origins through to the magnificent Castle and Cathedral in Medieval Lincoln’s historic Bailgate area and the engineering revolution of the 20th century as the birthplace of the Tank.


Facing Lincoln Cathedral across the cobbled square is Lincoln Castle. It is commanding position across the city and surrounding landscape made it the obvious choice for a fortified camp. Retrace the footsteps of the Romans, Vikings, Normans, Georgians and Victorians; traders, knights, soldiers, prisoners and law makers who lived worked and served time here. Voted the UK’s Most Popular Castle in a public TripAdvisor poll, Lincoln Castle offers 360 degree Wall Walk offering spectacular views across the city.

Tasty sausages, historic twilight tours and English street markets

Lincoln comes alive with a rich programme of events, festivals, markets and street performances – so much so you’ll be spoilt for choice. Time your visit for the annual Lincoln Sausage Festival and meet a local producers whilst trying the county’s most famous export – the Lincolnshire sausage. Experience Lincoln Castle during a Twilight Tour, a photography tour of Lincoln Cathedral or stone-masonry at the Heritage Skills Centre.

Lose yourself in Lincoln Cathedral

To say this is a beautiful building is almost a redundant statement. The cathedral is one of the country’s finest and one of the best examples of the English Gothic style to be found anywhere. Among the many highlights is the 10-sided chapter-house, which you access from the lovely cloisters – you might recognise it from the final scenes of the Da Vinci Code film.

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Heroes of the skies – aviation heritage

Over 57,000 men gave their lives to Bomber Command defending the country during WW2: that’s more than serve in the entire Royal Air Force today. Take time to see the 31-metre tall Memorial Spire and its surrounding Wall of Names, or visit the Chadwick Visitor Centre to hear stories about the young men who helped win the war.

Magna Carta

Two iconic and rare documents, dating to the early 13th century, on display in a subterranean vault inside Lincoln Castle. Lincoln is the only place in the world where you can see original copies of Magna Carta (1215) and the Charter of the Forest (1217) in one place.

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