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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Entertainment
“Fabulous day out, so much to see! Lincoln old prison, Magna Carta in new gallery, great cafe, castle walls.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Church
“Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln Minster, or the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln and sometimes St Mary's Cathedral, in Lincoln, England, is the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Lincoln. Construction commenced in 1072 and continued in several phases throughout the High Middle Ages. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Church
“Stunning Building in a City steeped in history. Well worth a visit close to Castle and shopping/resturants”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“As soon as you step in the door of this family run, Spanish tapas restaurant, you are instantly transported to a buzzing bar in Seville! Beautiful, authentic Spanish food and a great atmosphere! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“Small museum with artefacts and information on Lincoln and the county of Lincolnshire's history”
  • 6 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Well worth a visit, they often have exhibitions and visiting artists. Check their website for current shows.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“The Collection brings together the award winning archaeology museum and the region's premier art gallery, the Usher Gallery, in the heart of historic Lincoln. Featuring a vibrant exhibition programme, an activity area for the younger visitors, film showings, talks and tours, family fun days and much more. www.thecollectionmuseum.com ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“Covering more than 200 acres, Hartsholme Country Park is a stunning open space to the south of the city. Visitors can enjoy walks and cycle rides through the lakes and ornamental grounds and lots of wildlife watching. Hartsholme is a Green Flag Award winning park containing Victorian landscaped gardens, a large reservoir, woodlands and grasslands. There is also a visitor centre, children’s play area, cafe and a three star rated Touring Park and campsite. The Visitor Centre has exhibitions and interactive features on the wildlife and history of Hartsholme Country Park and neighbouring Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve. You can also pick up a map and guide to the Country Park in the Visitor”
  • 5 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Ten screen Cinema of the latest movies close to many resturants on the Brayford Pool and near to shopping in Lincoln”
  • 2 locals recommend
Hobby Shop
“Lovely part of Lincoln. Quaint little shops. Plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars, ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Premise
“The Tennyson Research Centre, in the dome of Lincoln Central Library, is the most significant collection on Alfred Tennyson in the world.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Establishment
“Great music events throughout the year UB40, Soul Jam and ABBA tribute all taking place in October. Brilliant nights out for all. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Establishment
“Great venue for live music, performing arts and theatre. The cafe bar often has free lunchtime live acoustic / jazz sessions. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
“Guests have eaten here and highly recommend it for food and service. It is a well established local independent restaurant. Tucked on the iconic Steep Hill a stones throw from the Castle and Cathedral. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Brayford waterfront Englands oldest inland Harbour and offers a great selection of eating, drinking and entertainment venues. On a lovely sunny day why not sit outside one of these venues and watch the world go by or take a trip on the Brayford Belle”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Best Real Ale in Lincoln. Not a food place. No tea or coffee. Garden at rear.”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“As soon as you step in the door of this family run, Spanish tapas restaurant, you are instantly transported to a buzzing bar in Seville! Beautiful, authentic Spanish food and a great atmosphere! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cafe
“Guests have eaten here and highly recommend it for food and service. It is a well established local independent restaurant. Tucked on the iconic Steep Hill a stones throw from the Castle and Cathedral. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The second best Old Bakery in Lincoln... The Old Bakery restaurant is the only restaurant in Lincoln to hold two AA Rosette Awards. Offering the finest A La Carte dining and tasting menus - The Old Bakery is definitely worth a visit if you're looking for something a little fancy!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Classis and authentic Thai food! The food here not only tastes great but it also looks beautiful too! They do also offer a take out service if you fancy eating at home!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ "12th-century stone building with low-beamed, intimate dining room for a modern and creative menu." Wonderful restaurant - not a budget option - but would be great for a special occasion.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Pub
“Lincoln Castle holds one of the four original copies of Magna Carta. A great castle to visit as well, with the museum of lincolnshire life nearby.”
  • 2 locals recommend

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