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…
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 Historic Building in Stamford

Burghley House

Set in more than 810 hectares of grounds, landscaped by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, opulent Burghley House (pronounced 'bur-lee') was built by Queen Elizabeth's chief adviser William Cecil, whose descendants still …
Top Choice Museum in Lincolnshire

Woolsthorpe Manor

Sir Isaac Newton fans may feel the gravitational pull of the great man's birthplace, about 8 miles south of Grantham. The humble 17th-century house contains reconstructions of Newton's rooms; the apple that inspired…
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…
Mill in Lincoln

Ellis Mill

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

Belton House

Amid 35 acres of elegant formal gardens, Belton House is a dream location for English period dramas, Jane Eyre, Tom Jones and the Colin Firth version of Pride and Prejudice among them. Built in 1688 in classic Resto…
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…
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).