Travel to Lincoln – A picturesque city rich in medieval and Roman history
Take a train to Lincoln and fall in love with the cobbled streets, historic landmarks and timber-framed buildings of this historic city. This combined with a wealth of places to eat and drink, independent boutique shopping, great arts and culture; Lincoln has something for everyone.
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A visit to Lincoln isn't complete without stopping by Lincoln Cathedral . This magnificent 12th century gothic building is an iconic feature of the city, laying claim to being the tallest building in the world between 1311 and 1549.
The city's medieval offering doesn't end there, as directly opposite is Lincoln Castle . Constructed by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, it’s one of only two castles in the country to have two mottes and is home to one of only four surviving copies of Magna Carta.
Around a 10-minute walk from Lincoln station, you’ll find The Collection Museum an award winning archaeology museum located in the heart of the city centre, with interactive exhibitions, events and guided tours.
Visit The International Bomber Command Centre which marks the service and sacrifice of World War II aircrew, ground crew and support staff that lost their lives while serving with Bomber Command. The site has a memorial spire, peace gardens and visitor centre.
Food and drink
Lincoln has a host of options for eating out, from independent restaurants and quaint tea rooms to award winning dining. In Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter you’ll find The Jews House , situated in a glorious 12th century stone house on Steep Hill. They offer exquisite seasonal food as small plates, a full tasting menu and a la carte options. Half-way up Steep Hill is Bunty’s Tea Room a vintage tea room with mismatched china and elegant afternoon teas.
If you’re looking for fine food, The Old Bakery has two AA Rosette awards and offers tasting menus, a la carte and a Sunday lunch in a stunning converted Victorian bakery. Around the corner from here you’ll find Ole Ole a family run authentic Spanish tapas bar and restaurant.
Or head to Brayford Waterfront to enjoy great restaurants with excellent views across the water. Located on the water is Wagamama which is the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat and to enjoy the view.
Music and nightlife
The New Theatre Royal is an elegant Grade II listed theatre a short walk from Lincoln High Street, bringing live music, plays, children’s theatre, comedy, opera and much more. Visit The Stage Door , the theatre's prosecco bar before shows in the evening.
The city has a range of historic pubs and wine bars, vibrant pubs and real ale houses on the waterfront. If you’re looking for a lively nightlife, Home offers six rooms, eight bars and a roof terrace and is a great place to enjoy a night out in Lincoln.
Places to stay
If you’re visiting Lincoln for an overnight stay, you have a wide variety of hotels to suit every budget. At Brayford Waterfront, a 10- minute walk from Lincoln station is the DoubleTree by Hilton . This hotel offers a waterfront location with a rooftop bar and a restaurant with views across Lincoln’s skyline.
The Old Palace Lodge , located in the heart of Lincoln’s historic quarter offers a unique stay. The guesthouse is a converted chapel offering elegant rooms with traditional features. Located opposite Lincoln Cathedral is The Lincoln Hotel which offers a central location and fabulous views of the cathedral.
Sports and outdoor
A short 15-minute walk from Lincoln station, you’ll find Lincoln City Football Club who play in EFL League One of the third tier of English football. If you’re after something a bit different Lincoln is home to the Lincolnshire Bombers an American Football team, competing in the British National Football League Division two.
The city has great green spaces; visit The Arboretum a park of Grade II historical importance, with beautiful gardens, lakes and fountains.
When it comes to shopping Lincoln has it all. Discover independent shops and boutiques on the cobbled streets of Bailgate , or stop by the vintage shops on Steep Hill and find all your favourite high street brands in Cornhill Quarter .
Map of Lincoln
St Marys Street
How to find cheap train tickets to Lincoln?
Are you planning your travel in advance? You can buy Advance fares up to 12 weeks before you travel to save more on your train tickets. Travelling as a group of three or more? There are group discounts available too.
Which services run directly to Lincoln?
We run direct regional services to Lincoln from Leicester, Nottingham, Peterborough, and Doncaster. Trains run hourly from Nottingham every day.
- From Nottingham – check trains and buy tickets
- From Peterborough – check trains and buy tickets
- From Doncaster – check trains and buy tickets
What facilities are at Lincoln train station?
Lincoln station has all the facilities you need for a simple, stress-free journey
- Fully accessible – wheelchair access, assistance to and from platforms, and hearing loops available
- Food and drinks – there are plenty of places to refuel, with coffee shops, bars and shops in the station
- Parking – there are three car parks available