La Trattoria is a small and traditional family run eatery, where guests are recommended to eat the freshly cooked special of the day. An Italian Restaurant co-owned by Vincenzo Tragni and local businessman Peter Downes. They aim to serve you with traditionally cooked family dishes, offering you only authentic recipes and something different to the larger chain restaurants. A unique experience you have to try!
Why not make it more than a day in Lincoln and find a cosy place to stay? Here are a few possibilities close by.
The Rest Boutique Hotel is set in an amazing location, tucked away on award winning cobbled street in the heart of the Historic Bailgate district. The Rest is the most central of hotels in Lincoln to stay in for Lincoln University, Cathedral, Castle and City Centre.
All rooms are ensuite and have their own private outside entrances, offering the independence of a luxury private hideaway with all the benefits of a cosy boutique hotel including plentiful breakfast options and a friendly team on hand to greet you and assist with your stay.
The Old Palace Lodge sits in the shadows of Lincoln Cathedral and is unique Church, converted into sixteen comfortable classic rooms, master rooms and a grand suite.
It is the perfect location to visit the ancient city of Lincoln where guests can visit the Castle, many independent shops, bars and restaurants. The Church is hidden just off our Steep Hill, amongst the cobbled streets.
The lodge blends traditional features, such as the beautiful stained-glass windows, with modern facilities in each room. It shows every bit of luxury with the added wow factor to the rooms.
The design of the rooms is cosy, yet spacious at the same time, giving you the perfect balance. Each room has a different theme, with a rich atmosphere in the air. The rooms offer great value for money, with breakfast and parking all included in the rates. The lodge is every bit of luxury any guest could wish for whilst visiting the historical City of Lincoln.
Breakfast provides a continental style buffet and a locally sourced hot breakfast menu. The breakfast room is sited in the main chapel and has the most amazing stained-glass windows in Lincoln.
There is a comfortable lounge for guests to relax after a busy day exploring Lincoln and a 24-hour reception to assist guests.
If you want something a bit different, The Old Palace Lodge is exactly the place for you.
A recently refurbished atmospheric Hotel at the centre of the most historic part of city, facing the castle & cathedral. We have free private parking and Wi-Fi.
Rooms at The White Hart Hotel Lincoln feature traditional furniture and décor, and come with a flat-screen TV, a writing desk and a private bathroom fitted with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer. Some rooms have views of the Cathedral and come with a seating area with leather sofas.
We have an award winning restaurant and arguably the best cocktail bar in the city. With over 50 well appointed en-suite bedrooms, many with excellent views of the cathedral it's a fantastic place to stay when visiting Lincoln.
Looking for landmarks, attractions and places to go nearby - here's a few ideas to warm you up.
The IBCC opened to the public for the first time on the 30th January. The site includes the UK's tallest War Memorial, The Spire, which stands out on Lincoln's skyline at 31.09m tall, the same height as the wingspan of a Lancaster Bomber.
The Spire is surrounded by curved walls which carry the names of 57,871 men and women who gave their lives whilst in the service of Bomber Command during WW2. The Spire is set in 10 acres of landscaped peace gardens, one which represents Lincolnshire's contribution to the war and one that recognizes the involvement of 62 nations in Bomber Command.
The Chadwick Centre provides all our visitor facilities and hosts three exhibition galleries covering our core themes of Recognition, Remembrance and Reconciliation. There is also an education suite and facilities for corporate hospitality.
Children's trails and craft sessions available. The site is free to visit but tickets are needed to gain access to the Exhibition.
An absolute must for the children and the Christmas loving adults too! The big switch on is always exciting and it splits into three:
Christmas Lights at Lincoln St Marks Shopping Centre
Music, Entertainment and fun from 4:45pm with the big switch on at (drum roll.....) 6:30pm. Hosting is LincsFMs very own John Marshall and for the Swtich On you'll see on stage the cast of Lincoln's Christmas Panto from The Drill Hall, who this year are performing Cinderella (Ohhh yes they are...).
Christmas Lights on Lincoln High St
Also starting at 4:45pm with a procession including the mayor at 6:40pm and the big switch on at 7:10pm, so for the very keen, you can see both if you hurry! The high street entertainment is hosted by BBC Radio Lincolnshire and the switch on itself is hosted by none other than the lovely Melinda Messenger, who is starring in this years New Theatre Royal panto of Robin Hood.
Christmas Lights in Lincoln's Waterside Shopping Centre
Dancing, Singing and performances/entertainment will also be held in Lincoln's Waterside Shopping centre from 6pm. There will be an opportunity to meet Melinda Messenger (autographs and photos) too!
It's a Christmas Miracle - the Makers Market has special permission to go ahead this year, the same dates that the famous Lincoln Christmas Market was due to take place. Local's can visit the market safely, to find unique gifts for their loved ones this Christmas.
The Lincoln Artists’ Market is a group of traditional and contemporary artists who sell their work on a street market in Lincoln Castle Square and St. Martin's Square.
Before Covid-19, the markets were held every first Saturday of the month from March to December in the Castle Square, every third Saturday of the month in St. Martin's Square from June to September. Then at the Christmas Village in St. Martin’s Square on the Friday and Saturday of the Lincoln Christmas Market in December.
These unique markets offer a great opportunity to buy something a bit different for yourself or as gifts for others.
Find out more here.