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City of Lincoln


City of Lincoln


Lincoln has a wealth of history for you to explore. Happily, it is just a short 45-minute journey away from the peace and tranquillity of Flintwood Farm.

Historic Buildings in Lincoln

The first landmark you will notice on the approach to Lincoln from almost any direction is the magnificent medieval Cathedral. Once the tallest building in the world, Lincoln Cathedral has dominated the Lincolnshire skyline for over 900 years. If you have a head for heights, there are regular tours taking you up the central tower.

Once you reach the top, you can enjoy spectacular views across most of the county and beyond as a reward for your endeavour! Just across the square from the Cathedral is the home of the Magna Carta. Lincoln castle was built by William the Conqueror in 1086, although the site has been occupied since Roman times. There is free entry to the Castle grounds on non-event days.

Anyone who feels that Lincolnshire is completely flat might like to take the time to stroll down Steep Hill and The Strait. Along the way you can take in many of the historic buildings such as Jews Court or the many independent retailers along the way, before attempting the ascent back up to the top without stopping!

Museums and Galleries

There are several museums and galleries within easy walking distance of the Cathedral Quarter. The Museum of Lincolnshire Life has free entry. Located in an old barracks and houses a celebration of Lincolnshire culture from 1750 to the present day. The replica World War One Tank created by our own Guy Martin is one recent addition to the collection. The Usher Gallery, one of the region’s top art galleries can be found part-way down the hill alongside The Collection. The Gallery plays host to many contemporary art exhibitions in the course of a year. It also houses an extensive collection of fine and decorative arts. The Collection is Lincolns award-winning archaeology museum, which brings you face to face with Lincolns earliest inhabitants. There are also interactive exhibitions bringing you right through the history of our fine City.

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