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Weekly City Spotlight: Lincoln


Aerial View of Lincoln and Lincoln Castle

The beautiful and historic city of Lincoln is an ideal location for a city break, where visitors can enjoy a range of attractions such as the Castle, the Cathedral and The Collection which encompasses the Usher Gallery and City and County Museum and is home to some fascinating exhibits from Lincolnshire’s past.  Situated in the county of Lincolnshire and part of the East Midlands, as well as being famous for its Christmas Market, Lincoln is also the home of the RAF Red Arrows.  Guided walks of the city and Cathedral are on offer, in addition to the opportunity to learn more about Lincoln’s history and landmarks with a trip on the Tour Lincoln sightseeing bus.  An amazing array of buildings of historic significance and beauty can be found in this popular city location.

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Lincoln Christmas Market

Lincoln Cathedral overlooking Castle Square

Lincoln Cathedral overlooking Castle Square

Commencing on the 5th December, the 31st Lincoln Christmas Market took place in the centre of Lincoln, with the cathedral and castle providing a stunning backdrop to this event.  The start of the eagerly awaited Christmas spectacular experienced a slight delay, the result of the strong winds which hit the area as the stallholders and organisers prepared to open the 4 day annual Christmas Market.

With the original Christmas market consisting of just 11 stalls, this famous festive attraction now offers nearly 300 and welcomes over 250,000 visitors, to enjoy its traditional, contemporary and cultural delights.  One of the largest Christmas Markets in Europe, visitors to Lincoln soaked up the atmosphere whilst buying those special and unique gifts for loved ones, sure to make their day this Christmas.  With an array of local arts and crafts, including John Bangay’s stall who sells souvenirs and prints of Lincoln, and is one of the original 11 line-up from when the market began, to delicious treats such as traditional sweets and cheeses, pastries and liqueurs, the market had something for everyone.  With live entertainment taking place across the 4 days, as well as fun rides, Christmas crafts and stalls for the children, the Market, as always, made for a real family treat.

With Lincoln proving such a picturesque city, there is also plenty to explore in this historic location, details of which can be found in our City Spotlight blog coming soon.

Next year’s event dates are yet to be released but the market is usually held three weeks before Christmas.

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