Tucked into the corner of Castle Hill square, between the Cathedral and the Castle, you'll find the Lincoln Tourist Information office which contains a beautiful gift shop with all things Lincoln and Lincolnshire - even some wonderful handpicked London souvenirs.
The Lincoln gift shop contains postcards, magnets, books, guides, tea towels, mugs, keyrings, stationery, toys, local produce and more.
Feel free to ask the friendly staff about all things Lincoln - they're here to help!
It's always good to know you're not staying far from tasty food and refreshing drinks! Here are a few suggestion based on the proximity.
Authentic Spanish food, with main meals and a large selection of tapa dishes. All food is home made with Spanish love behind them. Compliment the food with delicious beers and wines from our list.
Olivares Tapas Bar is family friendly. They have vegetarian options available.
Tucked into the corner of Castle Hill square, with views of the square, the castle and Cathedral, it's a lovely place to be.
Situated on Steep Hill, Browns Pie Shop is in the heart of historic Cathedral City of Lincoln and is one of the city's favourite dining establishments.
The restaurant is owned by Allan and Christine Gill who took the helm in November 2005. With the help of their family, they have enhanced its already excellent reputation.
It's not Just a Pie Shop - at Brown's Restaurant, they're famous for pies - they're delicious, but that's not all they do. The menu includes fish, seafood, steaks, game, vegetarian and gluten free dishes are all available.
If you have special dietary requirements, they'll do their best to accommodate you, just give them a call.
Attention to every detail ensures an unforgettable dining experience.
Bailgate Deli, in Lincoln's historic Cathedral Quarter, is a vegan and vegetarian café and deli. Our food is almost entirely made in-house. The menu includes standard items such as a full vegan breakfast and a mezzanine plate added to by daily specials (we're passionate about cooking and love making new dishes).
Through the day we serve great coffee, proper hot chocolate and lots of other drinks. Cakes and savouries are made daily. We know how to make a good gluten free pastry for a steady flow of tarts with vegan fillings. Our deli shelves have many of the staples needed in good plant based cooking. Our chiller cabinet always has a range of great salads. Most days of the week you can find Welbeck's properly made bread.
The café is small but doubles in size during the summer as we spill out on to the pavement!
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.
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.
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!