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“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. ”

“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. ”

Hotel Review

You would be hard-pushed to be sleeping any closer to Lincoln’s magnificent medieval cathedral - and in a historic building, too. The former Victorian church of St Michael on the Mount (itself on the site of a medieval church) was built for Christ’s Hospital School opposite, now Lincoln College, and imaginatively converted into a hotel in the early 21st century. Rooms either feature part of the stone-mullioned gothic windows or, if they’re on the top floor, original beams and apex ceilings. Each is a different shape with a modest, low-key style: plain carpets, oak furniture, traditional armchairs, and classically patterned wallpapers and thick curtains. Shots of ecclesiastical reds, purples and golds in throws and cushions make a nice nod to the building's origins. All have views, even if through a skylight window, while top-category rooms have rolltop baths and grand features such as high ceilings and vast windows. Breakfast taken in the former apse of the church is a novelty while the central location means plenty of eating options are within strolling distance, including locals’ favourite Browns Pie Shop (all home-made) and The Cosy Club in the spectacular former Corn Exchange. Despite its location in the heart of the city, it sits amidst trees and lawns which make it a surprisingly peaceful – cathedral bells aside – retreat.
 

Written by Helen Pickles

Recommended For

  • Sights nearby
  • Within two minutes walk of both city's most famous landmarks: the Cathedral and the Castle.
  • Museums
  • Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Usher Gallery, The Collection archaeology museum
  • Close to nightlife
  • Close to some of Lincoln's finest night spots.
  • Local markets
  • Browse Lincoln's nearby artists market.
  • Historic
  • The Old Palace's foundations date back to medieval times
  • No restaurant
  • Antiques
  • B+B
  • Townhouse

Facilities

  • Wifi
  • No restaurant
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Parking

Activities

  • Sights nearby
  • Within two minutes walk of both city's most famous landmarks: the Cathedral and the Castle.
  • Museums
  • Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Usher Gallery, The Collection archaeology museum
  • Close to nightlife
  • Close to some of Lincoln's finest night spots.
  • Local markets
  • Browse Lincoln's nearby artists market.

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