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.
Ashlin Farm Barns offers 5 luxury holiday cottages, each with their own private hot tub for 10 people, only 5 miles from Lincoln, secluded in beautiful countryside.
Each of the 5 luxurious and spacious holiday cottages, comfortably accommodates 10 people in 5 en-suite bedrooms. Situated just 5 miles from the bustling Cathedral city of Lincoln, the barns are a perfect base for exploring Lincolnshire, the Wolds and the nearby coast. Stroll down our peaceful country lane to the wild flower meadow, woodland and nature reserve. At the end of the day, curl up in front of the log burner or relax in your very own hot tub.
Whether you are looking for group holidays, family holidays or girly weekend getaways, Ashlin Farm Barns is the perfect place for you to celebrate your special occasions with family and friends.
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 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).