Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the North
7:00 AM 1st November 2021

Getting Into The Christmas Spirit In Lincoln

The city of Lincoln is poised to welcome festive revellers next month as it prepares to roll out the Christmas red carpet 12 months on from when Covid put paid to last year’s celebrations.

With its medieval architecture and quaint cobbled streets, Lincoln has one of the UK’s oldest festive markets and is fa med for its array of independent shops.

The Christmas Markets
Since Lincoln brought the first traditional German Christmas market to the UK in 1982, it has grown from just 11 stands to now over 200 stalls. Visitors are transported back through time as they stroll along the cobbled streets of the city's Cathedral Quarter, shopping with a view of the historic Castle and Cathedral. There is something for everyone, from quirky gifts to food and drinks. The Artist's Christmas Village is the ideal place to find unique presents, all whilst supporting local artists and crafters.

Lincoln Christmas markets take place from 2nd-5th December 2021. For more information, please visit:

Steep Hill

Connecting Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter with the city’s more modern centre, Steep Hill offers the perfect location for Christmas shopping. Noted as the fourth steepest street in England, Steep Hill is famed for its eclectic mix of independent businesses, housing boutiques, tearooms, and vintage bookstores in some of the city’s oldest buildings.

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The Cornhill Quarter

As Lincoln’s newest leisure development, The Cornhill Quarter offers a contemporary location to shop and dine this Christmas.
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Accommodation & Getting There

From luxury hotel rooms, self-contained holiday homes, glamping sites and B&Bs, there is a wide range of accommodations to suit all tastes in Lincoln.

Lincoln’s Cathedral View Guest House is a beautiful, Grade II listed property, that dates to the 12th century. Named due to its proximity to the iconic Lincoln Cathedral, the Cathedral View Guest House boasts a stunning view of the city’s historic skyline. Due to the age of the building, each room is different, offering guests a unique experience every time they visit. Prices start from £87.50 for a double room per night, which includes breakfast.

Alternatively, enjoy the tranquillity of Lincolnshire with a holiday stay on the 42ft luxury yacht, Burton Waters. The static yacht has an inside and outside deck area, a dining seating area below and above deck, as well as a retractable roof to enjoy the sunshine in the summer season. Burton Waters Marina offers a unique way to enjoy a staycation. Prices start from £200 per night, with a 2-night minimum stay.

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