Lincoln is a city with a rich heritage and a wealth of places to visit including fascinating historical buildings and Museums. For an evening of entertainment, you could go to the Lincoln Theatre Royal which is host to a varied range of performances including music, ballet, comedy, musicals and dance, and at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, University of Lincoln, you can enjoy a mix of entertainment including of drama, classical music, dance and comedy.
There’s no end of choice for dining out, as the city has restaurants with many international cuisines, and styles ranging from contemporary and chic to charming and traditional, and if you’re spending the night out, there’s a large range of pubs, clubs and live music venues in the city of all styles.
Shopping in the city offers all you’re looking for, ranging the historic Cathedral Quarter with cobbled streets and lots of independent shops, or in the modern Centres such as at the Waterside Shopping Centre and St. Marks Shopping Centre. Business conference venues in the city include those at the Best Western Plus The Bentley Hotel, the Showroom Conference Centre and the Lincoln Theatre Royal. Doncaster Sheffield (Robin Hood) Airport and Humberside Airport are the closest airports for international flights.
Lincoln Car Hire
Wherever you are in Lincoln, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Lincoln car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Among the places to visit in Lincoln, here are a few:
This is a superb Cathedral and a distinctive landmark in the City, was built between the 11th and 14th centuries in Gothic architecture and has splendid features, such as the intricate stone carvings including the legendary Lincoln Imp in the Angel Choir, large colourful stained glass rose windows, huge nave, beautiful ornate choir screen and impressive vaulting with so called Crazy Vaults.
This imposing fortress was built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, and is home to one of only four original copies of the Magna Carta which is held in the Magna Carta Vault. You can look around the Castle with its impressive towers and learn about its rich history, and walk along the long stone curtain wall enjoying stunning views over the city and its landmarks. You can see the dungeons, the Victorian prison, as well as the top of the Cobb Hall tower where public hangings of prisoners formerly took place and Lucy Tower where they were buried.
Museum of Lincolnshire Life
In this Museum you can see numerous displays relating the history and culture of Lincolnshire from the mid-18th century. Displays cover areas including farming, industrial, trading, home and social life of the people of the region, as well as exhibits relating to the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment.
You can see a wealth of interesting exhibits and displays in The Collection which is combination of the archaeology Museum and the Usher Art Gallery. The archaeological collections include fascinating interactive displays and artefacts, and you can learn about subjects such as Stone Age tools, burials in the Bronze Age, Iron Age weapons, ancient Roman mosaics, cemeteries in the Anglo-Saxon period, Medieval monasteries, armoury from the English Civil War and historic farming. The art collections include works by artists such as J M W Turner and Henry Moore, and sculptures including those by Jacob Epstein, as well decorative arts including silver and ceramics.
Lincoln Medieval Bishops’ Palace
You can visit the ruins of this important former Palace built in the late 1100’s. During its time it was one of England’s foremost residential buildings, and was the main centre of administration for the diocese of Lincoln. Visitors can look around the Palace ruins which includes the East Hall, and relax in the Heritage Garden which has a vineyard and enjoy great views of the city from the building.
This is a beautiful Grade II listed Arboretum in the City, designed in the 19th century by Edward Milner. Here you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of the surroundings with lovely trees, gardens and ponds, and charming features that include fountains, a folly and a maze.
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