History meets cosmopolitan city vibes in Lincoln, England. Visit the Cathedral Quarter for cobbled streets, cafes and shops by the Medieval cathedral and castle. Here, see a rare copy of the Magna Carta, the Charter of the Forest and the Victorian Prison. Enjoy riverside restaurants, bars, theatres and galleries, and explore the Lincolnshire countryside. Discover it all from these top hotels, including cathedral-view stays and cosy B&Bs – bookable on Culture Trip.
Marvel at the iconic Lincoln Cathedral from this view-clad hotel perfectly located for historical city breaks. Peaceful pastel and muted tones sweep through the rooms. Some have garden views and patios, but the best are those with private balconies overlooking the cathedral. The lounge has more fabulous views and a menu featuring excellent alternatives, such as vegan cheese pizzas and a vegan chocolate orange tart. Tuck in as you watch the cathedral light up when the sun goes down.
Expect traditionally decorated rooms at this AA four-star B&B. For breakfast, choose from a full English, a French breakfast, kippers or plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options – you can invite guests to join, too. Sustainable touches will impress, from the locked bike shelter with e-bike charging points to solar-heated domestic water and the use of ecofriendly cleaning products. Bring your car to this private parking-included North Hykeham stay to explore Lincoln – a 15-minute drive away – the surrounding countryside and market towns such as Newark.
This beautiful building has sat within the Cathedral Quarter in Lincoln since 1350. See the castle, cathedral spires or Bailgate – the historic cobbled street of shops and eateries – from your sensitively restored room. Choose right, and you’ll enjoy features such as a Medieval cruck beam ceiling, a four-poster bed, a Coalbrookdale fireplace or original Georgian coving. Prefer self-catering? Check into an apartment, ranging from one to five bedrooms, in the rustic Bail Mews cottage within the hotel grounds.
This Bailgate pub-hotel features individually designed rooms and a cottage that’s great for families or small groups. Modern bathrooms and statement walls meet vintage accessories, such as globes and beams in the main house, while the rustic cottage offers a private courtyard, exposed bulbs and bricks, and lattice windows. Enjoy the pub’s beer garden on sunny days, or for cosy nights, tuck into pub classics in the low-lit dining room. Breakfast includes dishes such as a full English and eggs florentine.
A 19th-century cobbled courtyard is home to these four unique apartments. Families and small groups should choose the bigger Arthur apartment, while couples looking for romance must try Guinevere, featuring a king-size Louis XV-inspired bed, heated marble floors, a red crystal chandelier and mood lighting. Opt for the B&B, and the owners will serve you a continental breakfast any time you choose. Lincoln city centre is less than 1mi (1.6km) away, and free parking means you can explore Lincolnshire at your own pace.
Get cosy in this well-reviewed, award-winning B&B in Saxilby with quality, comfy rooms. Little touches, such as mini-fridges and down duvets, will make your stay pleasant. Wake up to a freshly cooked breakfast served in the dining room; local produce makes up full English breakfasts or lighter options, along with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free alternatives. Parking is available on-site, and Lincoln is a 5mi (8km) drive away. However, don’t leave without seeing quaint canalside Saxilby.
There is a lot to love about this contemporary, marina-side hotel, including the fitness and business centres, some pet-friendly rooms and the marina-view suite, but the best is the dining. Sip coffee on the lounge terrace overlooking the Brayford Pool waterfront. In the mood for a cocktail? The city-view rooftop bar shakes up all the classics alongside great brunches. Spend evenings at the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse for fine meats and panoramic Lincoln views. Also, you can walk to the cathedral in under 15 minutes.
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