Lincoln- At a glance

Updated: Nov 7, 2020


Lincoln's winding streets and assortment of lofty buildings pay homage to its rich heritage.

While its roots date back to the time of the Celts, the city's medieval heritage is most visible, particularly in its spectacular cathedral and imposing castle, which holds one of the surviving copies of the Magna Carta.

For nearly 300 years Lincoln Cathedral was the tallest building in the world and its awesome scale still dominates the historic city. It is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest gothic buildings and is crammed with astonishing carvings.

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A journey back in time, the city evokes a unique charm of both modernity and history. The Uphill district of Lincoln, is great for shopping and eating out. Here you'll be able to enjoy a wide selection of independently owned cafes, pubs and restaurants with locally sourced produce all housed in their preserved original architecture.

Lincoln is well connected. The city is a key terminus for the East Midlands and LNER railways. The station Lincoln Central, is on the East Coast mainline with direct services to and from key cities such as London, Leicester, Peterborough, Doncaster and Sheffield. Direct services from London are operated by the East Midlands Railway and is a 2 hours 15 minute journey.


The city is home to a wide range of exciting diverse events, but non other than their upcoming flower show. Vision is the name of their much-anticipated Lincoln Flower Festival 2021!


Stunning displays will blossom in every area of the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral, bringing it to life in a unique and inspiring way.


The festival will celebrate the life and works of St Hugh of Lincoln, as well as many other notable visionaries whose ideas and actions have shaped the world we live in and changed our lives.

The displays of the Lincoln Flower Festival 2021 will cover poetry, theatre, film, and fashion, alongside history, exploration, invention, and more. There will be something for everyone, from the Pilgrim Fathers’ journey to the New World to the moon landing and even Harry Potter!


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