Christmas Shopping in Lincoln 2015



Why not enjoy Thursday late night Christmas Shopping in Lincoln. The City of Lincoln is an historic city with a vibrant and contemporary edge that adds an exciting dimension to any visit. Originally a Roman colony, Lindum Colonia, Lincoln is now home to a spectacular Norman Cathedral and a formidable Norman Castle.

The castle contains one of the original 1215 copies of the Magna Carta, while next door at the White Hart Hotel is the birthplace of the tank. It remains the only extant constituency from the 1265 Simon De Montfort parliament. The Red Arrows, based in nearby RAF Scampton will often soar overhead.

An ideal destination for a city break, Lincoln offers an experience rich in history combined with independent boutique shopping, great arts and culture and a wealth of places to eat and drink.

The city is easily walkable for visitors with good mobility – the main shopping and tourist area stretches from St Marks Shopping centre in the south up to the Cathedral Quarter – known locally as ‘Uphill’. Steep Hill, voted Britain’s Greatest Street 2012, connects ‘downhill’ and ‘uphill’ Lincoln. Yes it is steep as its name suggests, but well worth the walk. Lincoln has also been regularly cited as one of the most desirable cities to live in, which is why we and Blue & Green Tomorrow live here.

Your accommodation, if you choose to stay with Blue & Green, is a beautiful south facing double room in a family home in the Cathedral Quarter of Lincoln. We overlook the Castle’s north wall and are two minutes’ walk from the Cathedral, Bailgate, Steep Hill and a wide selection of the best independent shops, bars and restaurants. There are many great hotels, guest houses and B&Bs and fantastic places to eat we can also recommend.

Recent comments from those who have stayed

– “Thank you for a warm welcome and relaxing stay – fabulous location!”

– “Terrific location, so close to everything.”

– “Lovely home in a great location.”

– “You made us feel at home.”

– “Had a splendid experience, excellent location.”

– “Thanks for making our first AirBnB experience so great!”

Lincoln by Car – you can park at the house

A journey by car to Lincoln makes an enjoyable part of your visit as you pass through pretty market towns and villages.  You can visit Lincoln easily by road and the dualing of the A46 makes journeys from Nottingham, Leicester and beyond considerably quicker. We have off street parking and will send instructions once you book

Lincoln by Train

Lincoln Central railway station is located in the south of the city centre within easy walking distance of Lincoln High Street, the main shopping areas and the historic Cathedral Quarter. It’s a 16 minute walk or a 5 minute cab ride to the Residence. Direct connections are provided by East Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains East Coast and Northern Rail which operate daily services to Peterborough, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield, Doncaster and London.


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