"Five great ways to explore this historic city"
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Lincoln is an 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 of our favourites:
Lincoln’s heritage is best explored on foot and at your own pace.
The Cathedral Quarter tour will take you around 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.
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.
Enjoy a leisurely sail on The Brayford Belle, the city’s only pleasure cruiser.
Between Easter and October, this vessel travels from the Brayford Pool 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.
Explore Lincoln’s lovely parks and open spaces. Lincoln has three 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 café and panoramic views of lower Lincoln, it is well worth checking out. It is located on Union Road, opposite the West Gate of the castle.
The Arboretum is a delightful Grade II listed park, with beautifully landscaped gardens, fountains, play area and café. Although it is the furthest away of the three 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.
If you’d like more information about things to do and see in Lincoln, visit our Things To See page.