The northern part of the city, more commonly known as “Uphill”, hosts Lincolns historical quarter, including well known sites such as Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln Castle and the Bishops Palace. Uphill Lincoln includes the more traditional pubs and restaurants, embracing the historical, scenic surroundings, this area is perfect for a quiet drink and bite to eat.
On the way towards the city centre is Steep Hill, famously voted Britain’s Great Street 2012, which connects the Uphill to the Downhill part of the city. Steep Hill is aptly named as it is remarkably steep, but well worth the walk!
The main city centre is located in the Downhill part of the city, with a number of popular shopping locations, such as the Waterside Centre and St Marks Shopping Centre. It is in the main city centre and the Brayford Waterfront that you will find a variety of bars, clubs and restaurants, perfect for a relaxing place to eat or drink for students, locals and visitors. The city also boasts popular live music venues such as The Engine Shed, which has already seen a variety of famous acts take to the stage such as The Zutons and Kings of Leon.
Lincoln is easily accessible by various methods of transport, in the centre of the city is Lincoln Central train station, as well as Lincoln city bus station, which both offer regular transport in and out of the city. Once you are within the city, travelling around is easy, the city is small enough to explore on foot, however, if walking is not for you, there is also a ‘Walk and Ride’ bus which runs regularly throughout the day.
Lincoln also has a number of nature reserves and parks in the south of the city, which are lovely to visit all year round for a relaxing break away from city life.