Top Choice Cathedral in Lincoln

Lincoln Cathedral

Towering over the city like a medieval skyscraper, Lincoln's magnificent cathedral is a breathtaking representation of divine power on earth. The great tower rising above the crossing is the third-highest in England…
Top Choice Castle in Lincoln

Lincoln Castle

One of the first castles erected by the victorious William the Conqueror to keep his new kingdom in line, Lincoln Castle offers awesome views over the city and miles of surrounding countryside. A major restoration p…
Historic Site in Lincoln

Bishops' Palace

Beside Lincoln Cathedral lie the time-ravaged but still imposing ruins of the 12th-century Bishops' Palace, gutted by parliamentary forces during the Civil War. From here, the local bishops once controlled a diocese…
Museum in Lincoln


Archaeology bursts into life with loads of hands-on displays. Kids can handle artefacts and dress up in period costume. Check out the crushed skull of a 4000-year-old 'yellowbelly' (the local term for, well, the loc…
Museum in Lincoln

Museum of Lincolnshire Life

Displays at this charming community museum housed in an old Victorian barracks span everything from Victorian farm implements to the tin-can tank built in Lincoln for WWI. Around the corner from the museum is the cu…
Historic Building in Lincoln


Located between the castle and the cathedral, the triple-arched, battlement-topped Exchequergate, where the church's tenants paid their rent, dates from the 14th century. A black-and-white chequered cloth was used t…
Gallery in Lincoln

Usher Gallery

A handsome Edwardian building decorated with carvings of cow skulls houses an impressive collection of works by greats such as Turner, Lowry and English watercolourist Peter de Wint (1784–1849).
Historic Building in Lincoln

Priory Gate

Built in 1825, this is the Victorian replacement for the medieval gate that stood here until 1815, when the original Roman gate was torn down as it was unsafe.
Historic Building in Lincoln

Lincoln Guildhall

Arcing over Lincoln's High St, the guildhall has been home to the city council since its completion in 1520. Regalia here includes the sword of Richard II.
Historic Building in Lincoln

Ellis Mill

The cute little Ellis Mill ground the town's flour in the 18th century and is still in use today.