Lincoln is a small, historic city in the north of England. It is usually described as being in the East Midlands. About 90,000 people live in Lincoln.
Lincoln has a railway station and there is a good service to/from London via Newark Northgate.
The modern high street is full of fashion shops, large chain stores, restaurants and gift shops. The River Witham flows through the city and the bridges that cross the river are ideal places to stop and watch the world go by. There are plenty of museums, art galleries and sports facilities available too.
The magnificent Cathedral dominates the skyline and can be seen from miles around. The “Uphill” area of Lincoln is full of independent, individual shops selling everything from clothes to hand-made chocolates to Oriental teas etc. It’s a great place to wander around and stop for lunch or traditional tea and cake. Don’t forget your camera in this part of the city!
Lincoln Castle, built by William the Conqueror, is only a short walk away from the Cathedral. The castle displays one of only four remaining copies of the Magna Carta.
The map to the right indicates the location of Lincoln. The nearest airports to the city are Nottingham East Midlands (EMA), Humberside (HUY), Doncaster Robin Hood (DSA), Leeds Bradford (LBA) and London Stansted.
Lincoln is the capital city of Lincolnshire. It’s an agricultural county, but with an industrial heritage. The former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, was born in the county, as were Alfred Lord Tennyson & Isaac Newton.