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.
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.
Cosy Clubs celebrate the joys of relaxed dining, drinking and lounging in a fabulous, welcoming setting. From a lazy breakfast to family lunch or a night out in your glad rags.
Think mansion splendour meets village hall eccentricity.
The magnificent menus veer happily from brunches and light salads to comfort food classics, from fine coffees and mocktails to some of the finest cocktails know to all!
An authentic, family-run coffee bar bringing Italian coffee culture to Lincoln. Serving freshly made biscotti, pastries, gelato, pizza & different lunch specials each day. They are open late for private parties and functions for up to 30 people.
Visiting Bar Unico, you'll feel like you're on holiday. The staff are friendly, welcoming, and happy to help. The food is noticably homemade with the fresh taste and attention to detail. You won't be disappointed.
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 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.
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).
5 The Lodge is located on the ground floor of an old Victorian house that was built in 1879. It is lovingly furnished to make your stay in Lincoln as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Set in the quiet residential area of Nettleham Road, a main artery into the historic part of the city of Lincoln.
There are 2 large bedrooms, one with a double bed and ensuite, the other with full size twin beds. A separate bathroom. Large comfortable lounge with gas coal effect fire, leather suite, reading chairs a TV with amazon firestick and free WiFi. Although the fully equipped spacious kitchen has a small breakfast table there is also a separate dining area. Although there is no garden area, there is free off road parking behind the gated drive at the side of the property.
The lodge is a short walk from the Castle & Cathedral in the Bailgate area which hosts a number of shops and wonderful restaurants. There is a bus stop outside the lodge that will take you to the new city hub and railway station.