Attractions

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, in 1068, to keep his new kingdom in line, Lincoln Castle offers awesome views over the city and miles of surrounding countryside. A major 201…
Top Choice Historic Building in Stamford

Burghley House

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

Belton House

Amid 14.2 hectares 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 …
Memorial in Lincoln

International Bomber Command Centre

Opened in 2018, this 4.5-hectare site 1.5 miles south of Lincoln centres on a 31m-high metallic spire (at 102ft, the exact length of the wingspan of a Lancaster Bomber) surrounded by rusted-metal walls inscribed wit…
Museum in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

An original WWII Bomber Command airfield complete with its original wartime control tower is now home to the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, with wartime planes and automobiles on display. It's 30 miles south…
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Guildhall

Before escaping to the New World, the Pilgrim Fathers were briefly imprisoned in the 14th-century Guildhall. It's one of Lincolnshire's oldest brick buildings, dating from the 1390s and situated close to the River W…
Historic Building in Boston

Maud Foster Windmill

About 800m northeast of Market Pl, England's tallest working windmill, with five sails rather than the usual four, has seven creaking, trembling floors reached by steep, ladder-like staircases; it sells bags of flou…
Ruins 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…