Standing almost in the shadow of Lincoln cathedral, with sweeping views over the ancient city and the countryside beyond, the medieval bishops' palace was once among the most important buildings in the country. The administrative centre of the largest diocese in medieval England, stretching from the Humber to the Thames, its architecture reflected enormous power and wealth.
Explore the site as part of a day out in Lincoln. Guided by our audio tour, see the undercrofted East Hall and also the chapel range and entrance tower built by Bishop William Alnwick, who modernised the palace in the 1430s. Relax and enjoy the unique contemporary Heritage Garden, a haven of peace and tranquility.
Due to essential conservation work Lincoln Medieval Bishops Palace may have limited access. The exhibition, Tower and West Hall are open with free admission during these times. The site is looked after by English Heritage.
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.
Bunty's Tea Room is a family run vintage tea room which can be found half way up Lincoln's Steep Hill. Take a nostalgic glimpse into yesteryear with the fancy teapots, mis-matched china cups and saucers, big band music and familiar scenes and objects, hung from the medieval walls of this Grade 2 listed building.
Bunty's is a traditional tea room serving homemade cakes, scones and light lunches. They have a wide selection of teas and infusions to choose from and their very own blend of loose leaf tea. They specialise in Afternoon Tea which is served throughout the day until one hour before close, all freshly prepared for you to enjoy.
A traditional English tea shop, located just five minutes from both Lincoln Castle and Lincoln Cathedral at the top of Steep Hill. Wherever possible we use local produce and ingredients and all food is prepared to order. We have a great selection of loose leaf teas and coffee and delicious homemade cakes and scones. We serve a delicious full English breakfast all day and tasty sandwiches, paninis and jacket potatoes.
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.
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 Lincoln hotel is found directly opposite Lincoln Cathedral in the Bailgate area of uphill Lincoln. On the doorstep of the historical quarter, it's a short walk downhill to the high street shops and popular Brayford Pool area.
The Greenroom restaurant offers views of the Cathedral and is ideal for weddings and events. The wooden-beamed cellar bar, Bar ‘67, is a stylish place to relax with a drink and has a 60s/70s theme. Guests can also enjoy live music here during the week.
Every room at the Lincoln Hotel has a flat-screen TV and a seating area. Some rooms have views of either the hotel gardens or Lincoln Cathedral. Parking is free on-site and secure.
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).
When you stay at Charlotte House Hotel in Lincoln you're more than just a customer - you're our guest. Whether travelling on business or leisure, the warm welcome makes it the perfect place for everyone.
Charlotte House resides directly opposite Lincoln Castle and Cathedral. Surrounded by 8 acres of landscaped gardens, the complex also houses the Sir Joseph Banks tropical conservatory with its extensive collection of exotic plants and water features, and John Dawber gardens.
With 14 unique rooms and suites and a choice of contemporary or traditional to choose from theres something to suit everyones taste.
The Lincoln Hotel is popular for weddings ceremonies, receptions, parties and rooms. We have packages to suit all needs.