Looking for a family day out in Lincolnshire? When visiting Lincolnshire, there is much to do in this picturesque and historical location. Here at The Elms, we have compiled the top 6 must visit historical attractions that can be seen within the beautiful city of Lincoln. They vary from historical churches to the best historical restaurants in Lincoln City, but they are something the whole family can enjoy on a day out.
Lincoln Cathedral stood for almost 300 years as the tallest building in the world. The cathedral is filled with intricate detail varying from Norman styling in the age of William conqueror, all the way to gothic style detailing. The Cathedral is covered in fine carvings and detailing.
Lincoln Cathedral also benefits from having one of the only original four remaining Magna Carte documents in existence. It is the only one to bear the name of the city.
While visiting Lincoln Cathedral, why not visit the magnificent Lincoln Castle at the same time. Located a short walk from the Cathedral they make the ideal pair of attractions.
Why not take a walk along the medieval wall and get magnificent views over Lincolnshire, then visit the Victorian Prison located within the grounds and immerse yourselves in the life and routine of Victorian prisoners.
Doddington Hall & Gardens
The historical hall and gardens of Doddington offers an experience of family living through the ages. Doddington Hall was built in 1600 and has never been sold.
The estate is currently open to the public, with group tours, private tours and school tours proving to be very popular. Guided tours are also available for those wishing to gain even more in depth knowledge about the property and the surrounding grounds.
Medieval Bishops Palace
Located almost in the shadow of the hugely popular Lincoln Cathedral. The Bishops palace has views over the historical parts of Lincoln city and the countryside surrounding.
The palace was once one of the most important buildings in England. It was the administrative centre of the largest diocese in medieval England. The palace also benefits from the beautiful palace gardens that are ideal to relax in and enjoy some peace and tranquillity.
The Jews House is located in one of the oldest building in Lincoln. The Jews restaurant offers the finest food served by the friendliest staff, in a relaxing and warming atmosphere.
The Jews house is renowned for its excellent quality food cooked by Chef Gavin Aitkenhead and service, provided by Samantha tonkins and her service team.
Be warned you will need to pre book a table at this extremely popular Lincoln restaurant.
St Mary Magdalene
The St Mary Magdalene church was built in 1317, over what was previously an older church, which was knocked down during the extension of Lincoln Cathedral. The church was also designed with a barrel roof, which has proved to be very popular with visitors and is a great feat of engineering.
The church holds regular services, in which all visitors are welcome. Regular concerts are also held at the venue, throughout the year.
To conclude, here at the Elms we are not one of the top 6 historical sites in Lincoln although we have been around for over 40 years now. Not quite the length of time as some of these magnificent attractions that can be found in nearby Lincoln. But if you want to find out more about us, enquire today or even come and visit us.