Discover Collegiate Lincoln
Lincoln’s geographical location means that the city is divided into the ‘uphill,’ consisting of historic buildings and residential accommodation, and ‘downhill,’ which is home to the city centre and residential suburbs. The divide gives Lincoln a unique character, marking it out from other ancient European cities by effectively separating its historic landmarks from the city centre.
Lincoln’s shopping area is packed with well-known brands and unique boutiques (the city has over 200 locally owned retail outlets), with a healthy mix of local markets thrown in for good measure. The High Street Quarter includes two large shopping centres and a vast array of restaurants, cafes and tea rooms.
There’s always something interesting to do in Lincoln, from farmers’ markets to music and parades. The famous Christmas market attracts 200,000 visitors per year and the city has been awarded the Purple Flag in recognition of the quality of its nightlife. For sports fans, there is a professional football team, an American football team, roller skating, rowing, hockey, cycling and professional wrestling.