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Things to do in Lincoln

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.
Museum
“A privately owned, fine late Elizabethan Mansion with stunning gardens, located just outside Lincoln, highlighting 400 years of unbroken family occupation and a delightful cafe, restaurant, farm shop, and more.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Museum
“Small museum with artefacts and information on Lincoln and the county of Lincolnshire's history”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“Only 30 minutes away. Lots of walks, bird watching and fabulous children’s playground. Nearly all free.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Ideal for any age group as there are walks, a play park, a small cafe and a large lake with plenty of birds. Deer can sometimes be spotted in the forest area and there is other wildlife.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cinema
“Ten screen Cinema of the latest movies close to many resturants on the Brayford Pool and near to shopping in Lincoln”
  • 2 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. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Surrounded by Lincoln University. Excellent selection of restaurants. Home to Lincoln's odeon cinema. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful wild Common land perfect for dog walking or picnics. Scattered with horses and ponies. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Best Real Ale in Lincoln. Not a food place. No tea or coffee. Garden at rear.”
  • 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
  • 2 locals recommend
Fish & Chip Shop
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  • 3 locals recommend
Pub
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“Great food and cosy atmosphere, worth checking their food deals on different week days, I think one was a pot of mussels and you get a free beer? There's a lovely outdoors veranda bit too where you can sit to eat”
  • 4 locals recommend
University
  • 4 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“A tiny, friendly, Italian cafe run by Cara & Marcus. Just round the corner. A great place for breakfast or lunch. You'll get a great welcome.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A lovely destination for a quiet cycle ride - the reward a wonderful menu and beers in this independent country pub.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

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
  • 2 locals recommend
Fish & Chip Shop
  • 3 locals recommend
Pub
“Great food and cosy atmosphere, worth checking their food deals on different week days, I think one was a pot of mussels and you get a free beer? There's a lovely outdoors veranda bit too where you can sit to eat”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A lovely destination for a quiet cycle ride - the reward a wonderful menu and beers in this independent country pub.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
Bar
“People seem to like it. It's a modern, quite noisy bar in the local Hilton Hotel.”
  • 2 locals recommend

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