Steeped in heritage and history, close to glorious coast and countryside and very well connected. Brayford Waterfront is England’s oldest inland harbour. Bustling bars and restaurants, exclusive hotels, lively entertainment and culture. The Brayford Waterfront has it all.
Travelling in and around Lincoln is easy, whether you’re on the road or using public transport. The A46 offers a direct route to Nottingham and Leicester, with other major roads including the A1, A15, A57 and A158 also serving the area.
Direct train travel to and from Lincoln is fast and efficient, with Lincoln Central railway station providing daily services to Peterborough, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Doncaster and London. And a new fleet of super-fast trains coming from Virgin in 2018 will offer East Coast travellers high-speed connections to King’s Cross.
Travelling abroad is also easy, with Humberside International Airport 30 miles away and East Midlands Airport 50 miles away.
Steeped in history, Lincoln offers some fascinating places to explore, with famous sites, landmarks and buildings in the city.
Lincoln Castle was built in 1068 by William the Conqueror, and is home to one of only four surviving copies of the historic Magna Carta – the charter which famously limited the power of the monarchy and was the foundation of the democracy we enjoy today. You can also take a medieval wall walk at the Castle, which offers amazing views across the whole of Lincoln.
Lincoln Cathedral is an imposing, impressive presence on the city’s skyline. Again commissioned by William the Conqueror, it was once the tallest building in the world. Fire and earthquakes have led to parts of it being rebuilt. It features intricate detail in its interior – don’t forget to look for the famous Lincoln Imp!
Lincolnshire’s famous coastline makes it perfect for day trips to the seaside with family, with beautiful beaches and lively resorts offering a traditional seaside holiday. Skegness, Cleethorpes, Mablethorpe and Grimsby are all easily accessed from Lincoln, transporting you from city to coast in just over an hour.
If you prefer something a little quieter, then Lincolnshire’s beautiful natural coast offers wonderful scenery and sights for nature lovers. It’s one of the best places in Britain to see breeding grey seals, while bird watchers can enjoy spotting some of the million birds which migrate to the area every year. A network of footpaths and bridleways offer a safe way to explore the area, with its natural landscape and unspoilt beaches providing a peaceful getaway.
If you love the great outdoors, the Lincolnshire Wolds offers beautiful unspoilt landscapes with fantastic views across both the Pennines and the East Coast.
Tiny villages, rolling hills and hidden valleys all add to the picturesque nature of the area, most of which has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Beauty. Flowers and wildlife are abundant in the area, with natural habitats created by woodland and grassland.
There are plenty of varied and interesting days out to be had across the Wolds, with a range of walking, cycling and horse riding routes giving you scenic aspects of the beautiful countryside.
The Brayford Waterfront is a great place to go if you’re looking for entertainment. England’s oldest inland harbour, it features an array of cafés, restaurants and hotels. It’s also home to Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, a modern theatre featuring live arts performances, conferences and film screenings. Meanwhile, the Engine Shed is Lincoln’s largest live music and entertainment facility, offering club nights, comedy and gigs.
The popular University of Lincoln is a modern university based in a historic setting. Opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 1996, its location on the Brayford Pool Marina offers students a picturesque environment for their studies. Most things are available at the campus, while the city centre is just a short walk away, giving students plenty of options for peaceful study or vibrant nightlife.
The campus has seen a recent £170 million investment, taking it from a brown field site into a state-of-the-art learning environment, with more multi-million pound investment planned over the coming years.