Holiday Inn Express Lincoln City Centre

A great place from which to explore the wonderful city of Lincoln, the Holiday Inn Express is located in the city centre.

With surprisingly low prices (I paid £55 for a Saturday night), spotlessly clean and spacious bedrooms and helpful staff, this relatively new hotel is a credit to the Holiday Inn brand.


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The main draw to Lincoln for many visitors is the historical buildings; castle, cathedral, and medieval Bishops Palace are the most famous, but the city is steeped in history and there are whole streets of shops and houses dating back many centuries, such as Bailgate.

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The original cathedral and the oldest parts of the castle date from the 1100s, a well preserved castle, it commands wonderful views across the surrounding countryside, and many tourists visit to see the copy of the Magna Carta held here. Lincoln Cathedral houses a library of ancient manuscripts, and the famous stone carving of the Lincoln Imp, as well as many tombs and religious treasures.

The Collection is the name given to the combined museum and art gallery, which includes exhibits from the archeological excavations around Lincolnshire, and many hours can be wiled away looking at the wonders of the building itself as much as at the displays. Returning to the fresh air, other attractions in the area include the Red Arrows base of RAF Scampton, and the Cadwell Park motor-racing circuit. Quieter relaxation can be found at the Joseph Banks Conservatory, a collection of tropical plants in the tranquil area known as The Lawn.


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Lincoln Cathedral, 4 Priorygate, Lincoln LN2 1PL (01522) 561600
With its origins in the 11th Century, Lincoln Cathedral is perhaps one of the most well-known cathedrals in the UK.
Despite being partially destroyed by fire and then struck by an earthquake in the 12th Century, the cathedral once held the record for being the tallest building in the world, from 1300 until 1549.

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Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln LN1 3AA (01522) 512150
Built two years after William the Conqueror had arrived on British shores, Lincoln Castle sits on a site that has been occupied since the Roman times.
Used as a court and prison for 900 years, the castle is now renowned for housing one of the four remaining copies of the Magna Carta which were signed and sealed by King John.

Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Burton Road, Lincoln LN1 3LY (01522) 528448
Located in a Victorian barracks built during the mid-19th Century, the Museum of Lincolnshire Life now displays a collection of over 250,000 artefacts.
Period rooms and shop settings bring to life Lincolnshire’s social history, while a fine collection of agricultural and industrial objects show just how nationally important Lincolnshire has been.


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