The Brayford Pool in Lincoln is home to the University of Lincoln on one side, including the LPAC (Lincoln Performing Arts Centre), The Engine Shed (events, gigs, comedy, live music and more) - on the otherside you'll find restaurants, The Odeon Cinema and some larger hotels.
The waterfront itself contains a quay with many boats moored up, from yachts to houseboats. It's also home to several different water trips and tours.
Brayford Pool joins the River Witham and the Fossdyke Canal, which leads all the way to Burton Waters, another popular area of Lincoln.
Lucy Tower car park offers multi-level parking on the Brayford Pool, with quick access to the High Street and Cultural quarter.
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.
Situated in central Lincoln, in the riverside north east corner of Brayford Pool is The Royal William IV, dating back over 170 years in an area with a history going back considerably longer. Traces of late Iron Age occupation dating from the 1st century BC were noted during excavations in 1972.
Today the Royal William IV is a traditional Lincolnshire pub with a great selection of beers & wines, serving classic pub food in a friendly atmosphere.
There is a large sitting area outside in the warmer months, right alongside the Brayford Pool.
Everyone is welcome.
The Rising cafe is unique in the fact that it is run solely by an incredible team whose lives were once ruined by homelessness, prostitution, drug and alcohol addiction. 100% of all proceeds go towards the charitable work of Betel UK whose mission is to help those struggling with life-controlling issue find true freedom.
They pride themselves on serving good quality, homemade food, using as much locally sourced Lincolnshire products as possible. They serve classic British Afternoon Tea as well as alternative ones; including an American Tea with mini hot dogs and a Mexican Tea with quesadillas. They also serve a wide range of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Everything is homemade including their cakes, and their scones are freshly baked daily.
At Samba Brazil they specialise in the famous churrascaria (BBQ) style of restaurant that is a favorite in Brazil for both Brazilians and visitors.
The idea started in Rio Grande do Sul the southern cattle state of Brazil where the Gaucho live and work. For a celebration meal they would cook (BBQ) many different cuts of meats on large skewers over an open fire and then carve the meat at the table.
Come and experience the Brazilian way here in Lincoln - you won't leave hungry!
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 Castle Hotel in Lincoln offers luxurious, home-from-home comfort. In a fantastic hotel in Lincoln city centre setting - just a quick walk from town. Book with them directly for access to exclusive special offers.
With stunning views, luxury rooms, Serviced Apartments and fantastic food available at the Lounge Bar or Reform Restaurant. The central location means guests are perfectly placed to enjoy Lincoln's many attractions. They have a wide range of room types available. All with award-winning interior design to add a hint of luxury and style.
The Castle is one of the finest hotels in Lincoln. They pride themselves in offering the very best experience. The team of professional staff are on hand to assist you 24/7. They aim to make your visit to Lincoln pleasurable and relaxing.
With free on-site parking reserved especially for you, and a relaxed bar for an enjoyable evening. They help to provide the perfect haven for anyone looking to visit Lincoln.
A warm welcome awaits you at Creston Villa, where Iain and Anna will endeavour to make your stay in Lincoln as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Creston Villa offers the highest level of bed and breakfast accommodation with spacious rooms, decorated to the most taseful of standards. Everything is provided from hairdryers to toiletries and filtered water for your tea and coffee. Should you have a particular need we will do our best to help.
Car parking is provided for all our guests and if travelling by bus or train we are delighted to offer a pick up and drop off service at your Lincoln arrival point (subject to availability).
The Newport Guest House is luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in a recently refurbished Victorian town house just a 5 minute walk from the historic city centre of Lincoln.
The building has been extended and tastefully decorated to the highest standards with each room being individually designed to be comfortable and relaxing whilst being in a warm and welcoming home from home atmosphere.
Situated near the famous Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle (containing the Magna Carta) surrounded by beautiful boutique shops, cafes and restaurants – there’s something for everyone to enjoy, from the famous Lincoln Baron Trail to the Waterside shopping centre.
From the Guest House entrance you can start your stroll along the beautiful cobbled streets of the Bailgate, into the historical Cathedral quarter with its rich history and stunning views over Lincoln.
They are a pet friendly Guest House and all of our rooms are decorated and maintained to the highest standards and include en-suite facilities, central heating, 32″ flat screen television with Freeview, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryers, complimentary toiletries plus free wireless internet/free wifi access throughout the building.