The High Bridge, built over the River Witham circa 1160 is the only Medieval bridge in England with houses still upon it, and our unique building has been standing tall since 1540. Take time to enjoy this historic building in its full glory with a jolly good brew, and maybe a bite to eat too.
If you’re a true coffee lover, our splendid selection of single origin beans and blends at Stokes High Bridge Café will have you spoilt for choice. Get comfy with a smooth and creamy cappuccino, wake up with one of our fabulous filter coffees, or tickle your taste buds with something a little more unusual from the Brew Bar at Stokes.
We also have more than 30 loose leaf teas on the menu, from our award-winning Gold Medal Tips to the utterly unique Flo’s Mix, a true Stokes original invented way back in the 1970s by one of our long-serving waitresses.
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.
The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Lincoln sites proudly on the very popular Brayford waterfront - overlooking the boats and Lincoln landscape.
The hotel offers 115 well appointed modern and spacious guest rooms with 750 square metres of flexible, contemporary meeting & events space.
Of the 115 rooms 8 of which are spacious studio suites each with a balcony and views of the Brayford Pool or Lincoln Cathedral. Each room has both work desk and lounge space with flat-screen TV's and Wi-Fi internet.
From small informal meetings to 250 delegate seminars and dinners, all the contemporary meeting and event space benefits from natural daylight. In addition the hotel has a stunning rooftop bar & restaurant accessed by a panoramic feature lift. The hotel also provides an on-site gym boasting the latest in cardiovascular and fitness equipment.
Looking for landmarks, attractions and places to go nearby - here's a few ideas to warm you up.
The Lincoln Collection museum and gallery will host a special collection to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the births of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
The Collection Museum and the Usher Gallery will be home to treasures from London’s Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum as well as the National Portrait Gallery from October 5 to January 5 (2020).
You'll be able to see the first-ever Christmas card, paintings by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer, Queen Victoria's favourite artist and chief portraitist of the Royal family, and, the unique 12th-century Gloucester Candlestick.
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.
Lincoln Cathedral is truly majestic and brings tens of thousands of visitors to the city each year. It is one of Englands most notable Cathedrals with a rich history and many stories to tell.
Sitting proudly on the hill, seen from many directions, Lincoln Cathedral was once the world's tallest building (for ~238 years) until it's central spires came down in 1548. Today it is still an awe inspiring 83 metres (272 feet) in height.
The Lincoln Cathedral held one of the four Magna Carta copies for hundreds of years, one of which can still be seen at it's neighbouring Castle. Joint Castle and Cathedral passes can be purchased at serveral locations.
The Cathedrals magnificence can be seen in modern day films, including The Da Vinci Code, Young Victoria and Netflix film, The King.
Children will love exploring the various parts of the Cathedral, including finding the famous stone Imp, infamous in Lincoln with an interesting story behind how it came to be.
Everyone is welcome at Lincoln Cathedral, it's one place you simply cannot miss out when in Lincoln.