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About Lincoln

Lincoln’s architecture ranges from its Roman beginnings to modern structures, via the 11th Century Norman castle, an impressive 12th Century Gothic cathedral, beautiful medieval streets and some very well preserved Tudor townhouses. There is plenty of choice when it comes to the best places to stay in Lincoln and some of the most charming occupy some fairly ancient buildings.

Things not to miss

  • The Cathedral and Castle are the big hitters in Lincoln and there's no excuse for missing out on these wonderful depictions of Norman architecture.
  • Furthermore Lincoln is home to a glorious medieval Bishop’s Palace.
  • Browse the town's numerous museums, including the Museum of Lincolnshire Life and The Collection, which houses around two million objects of local and historical significance.
  • Lincoln also hosts a wonderful German style Christmas market during December.

The best places to stay in Lincoln are very popular during July and August and in December, so unless you're coming during quieter months, get organised and book well ahead.

For a boutique experience

  • The Rest is a chic, ten room B&B with a bar and coffee house, perfectly located right between Lincoln’s cathedral and castle. You’re also right on the spot at Christmas time for one of Europe’s largest Christmas markets.
  • Swish and sleek, The Castle Hotel is perfect for an intimate stay in the centre of Lincoln. With stylish rooms, an excellent restaurant and a cool bar, it's a great launchpad for a weekend in Lincoln.

For a private cottage or apartment

  • If your interested in something a little more private, we recommend you visit our online partner Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • For airport links, Lincoln is best served by East Midlands and Birmingham Airport.
  • Lincoln train station is connected by a number of regional routes as well as daily services to and from London.
  • One of the best ways to explore the area is by car, so for car hire recommend refering to our online partner Rentalcars.
  • The best time to visit Lincoln is the summer months with an average temperature of 21 degrees in July and August.

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    Best Hotels in Lincoln

    • Lut's B&B Lincoln (North Hykeham) 4 rooms from CA$84

      Great walks  -  Great walking routes in the surrounding countryside.
      Sights nearby  -  Within four miles of Lincoln's city centre.
      Fishing  -  Good pike fishing on the nearby Witham.

      Set on a charming farm a few miles outside Lincoln, Lut's B&B is a great place to stay. Offering lovely rooms and hearty breakfasts, it's a great spot for a weekend away from the city. See More

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    • The Old Palace Lodge Lincoln 16 rooms from CA$118

      Sights nearby  -  Within two minutes walk of both city's most famous landmarks: the Cathedral and the Castle.
      Local markets  -  Browse Lincoln's nearby artists market.

      In the heart of the city, in the shadow of the cathedral, this is a stunning location. What’s more, rooms are carved out of a former church. Expect grand features and a special atmosphere. See More

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    • West Wing Lincoln 6 rooms from CA$143

      Local markets  -  If you are in town at Christmas, explore Lincoln's festive market.
      Sights nearby  -  Within ten minutes walk of both the Cathedral and the Castle.
      Restaurant  -  Plenty of restaurants nearby
      RestaurantGardenPet friendlyParking

      A handsome Georgian house with hidden gardens in the shadow of Lincoln Cathedral. Comfortable homely bedrooms, free-ranging chickens, welcoming hosts and a house-party atmosphere. See More

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    • Bridleway B&B Lincoln 4 rooms from CA$152

      Sights nearby  -  Within easy reach of Lincoln and its famous castle and cathedral.
      Great walks  -  The surrounding countryside is full of lovely walking routes.
      Romantic  -  Good for couples.

      A rural idyll just a few miles from Lincoln city centre. Awash with charm and character, Bridleway B&B features lovely rooms, excellent breakfasts and a whole load of farm animals. See More

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    • Chapel Guesthouse Lincoln (Branston) 3 rooms from CA$152

      Great walks  -  The surrounding countryside is full of excellent walking trails.
      Sights nearby  -  Four miles from central Lincoln and its famous sights.
      Restrictions on children  -  Adult only.

      Set in a renovated 19th century Methodist chapel, the Chapel Guesthouse is a great B&B a few miles from Lincoln. Boasting comfortable rooms and a spacious living room to relax in, the guesthouse is great for those looking for good value accommodation near Lincoln. See More

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    • Washingborough Hall Lincoln (Washingborough) 20 rooms from CA$179

      Local exploring  -  The ideal base for exploring both Lincoln and the surrounding countryside
      Sights nearby  -  Lincoln is home to its famous caste and cathedral.
      Local markets  -  Lincoln's Christmas Market should not be missed.
      Great walks  -  Explore the Lincolnshire Wolds on foot
      RestaurantGardenPet friendlyParking
      Recommended by  -  Sawdays

      A miniature Georgian mansion, surrounded by lawned gardens yet within 10 minutes of Lincoln city centre. Its restaurant has a well-deserved reputation while bedrooms offer a choice of traditional or contemporary style. See More

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    • The Castle Hotel, Lincoln Lincoln 18 rooms from CA$185

      Sights nearby  -  Within five minutes walk of both Lincoln Castle and Lincoln Cathedral of St. Mary.
      Local markets  -  Don't miss the festive Lincoln Christmas Market in December.
      Romantic  -  Good for couples.
      RestaurantDisabled accessParkingNo pets

      Townhouse-style, boutique hotel in a great location for enjoying the city’s sights and shops without having to walk far. Sleek and unfussy rooms in modish shades of grey and silver with an excellent, and lively, bistro-style restaurant. See More

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    • The Rest Lincoln, Lincolnshire 10 rooms from CA$201

      Sights nearby  -  round the corner from Lincoln Cathedral
      Local markets  -  One of Europes most largest Christmas markets.
      Restaurant  -  Coffee House serving Paninis etc.
      Four poster beds  -  Garden room

      Chic B&B providing a warm friendly welcome with Bar and coffee house serving delicious snacks. Situated between Lincoln's gorgeous Cathedral and the Castle. Ideal spot for making the most of this medieval historic city centre. See More

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