48 HOURS IN LINCOLN UK

Thursday

Just a little update on me - I have now finished my year marketing internship ready for starting my final year of university in September. I am trying to get a little bit of a summer by doing things before I go back to studying. The first thing I did after finishing was visiting one of my friends, Robyn, who lives up in Lincoln and goes to university there.


It was very hot there and I had to put sun cream on because of how pale I am so it kind of felt like a holiday, we’ll call it a staycation as that’s where it’s at at the moment! If you want to read more about travel, see my favourite travel destinations. I am living in Wiltshire at the moment so it took about 3 hours and 20 minutes to drive there, but I felt like it went pretty quickly.


Steep Hill Lincoln

Day 1 in Lincoln

After arriving in Lincoln, we had a walk along Brayford Waterfront and took some cute pictures. We then walked up the steep hill to the cathedral. There is a reason why it’s called steep hill and it is not an exaggeration! But once you get up there the views are pretty good, and there are lots of cute, independent cafes on the way up.


It was quite a hot day, so we had to go back to shower and get ready before going out for the evening. We booked into Zizzi for dinner and it was a Monday so we got that Eat Out to Help Out discount! After that, we went to the Slug & Lettuce for some cocktails. That was the first time I had been out for drinks since the lockdown and it was actually a lot less scary than I thought it would be.


Bars do seem to be closing earlier now than what they used to. So, after leaving Slug & Lettuce we got some end of the night food from a chip shop. I had to try the cheesy chips and gravy because I’d never had it before being a southerner and they were so nice even though they looked kind of gross. Proper comfort food. I have to say, the north does takeaways better.


Lincoln Cathedral

Day 2 in Lincoln

Day 2 was a chill one after a busy first day. We had a lie in and went to McDonald’s, classic after night out food. After that, we went to Boultham Park, which was really nice. We sat by the river and saw lots of cute ducks and swans. Again, I had to put on sun cream for this.


Once we had sat there for a while, Robyn wanted to show me round her uni so we walked around Lincoln University which was quite cool, it was really quiet though due to it being summer and Covid-19. I like nosying around other universities so I can compare them to my own.


In the evening, we just chilled and watched some TV because I was getting up early to leave the next day. It was one of the hottest days when I had to leave and my car has no air conditioning so I left at 8am to try and get home before the hottest point of the day.


Historic City of Lincoln

I really enjoyed going to Lincoln and really want to visit more places in the north as I haven’t been to that many places up there. It is such a pretty place and I hope to go there again soon.


Where is your favourite place to visit in England? Let me know in the comments! Special thanks to Robyn for letting me stay with her and looking after me so well.


Looking for more day out ideas in the UK? Read all about my trip to Sculpture by the Lakes in Dorset.


Wool of the King

19 comments

  1. I can't believe how beautiful Lincoln is. We are actually going there next saturday on our way up to Skegness and I am really looking forward to it after reading this.

    Sounds like you had a lovely time x

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  2. I can't believe I've never been to Lincoln! 😀

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  3. Lincoln seems like a nice place to visit, it looks very picturesque! x

    Lucy | www.lucymary.co.uk

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  4. I'm moving to Lincoln in a few weeks for university and I've visited few times for open days and visiting my friend who is already living there. It's such a gorgeous city and it is so amazing in sunny weather. I can't wait to be up there to experience autumn. The cathedral grounds are going to be amazing covered in autumn leaves 🥰😍😍 xxx

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  5. It is great that you're coming to your final year in uni! Lincoln looks like a gorgeous town to check out! So many gorgeous places to check out. Glad you enjoyed your 48 hours there!

    Nancy ✨ exquisitely.me

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  6. I love Lincoln, the pie shop on Steep Hill is amazing (I was eating in there when we realised I must be pregnant with my first child, so it holds a special memory). There are wonderful independent coffee shops down the hill too and I remember an ace second hand retro clothes shop where I bought a beautiful red velvet jacket about 20 years ago.

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  7. I'd never thought of visiting Lincoln before but this sounds lovely! Also how fab is the eat out to help out, I'm loving it

    Nicola | www.nicoladaletraining.com

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  8. Wow! You have such a beautiful blog! Loving this post. I must admit I didn't know about this place but after the way you have described it, I can't wait to visit. Thanks for sharing!

    MagicandBliss | https://magicandbliss.com/

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  9. It must be so nice to manage a quick getaway! Glad you enjoyed your trip!

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  10. I'd love to visit Lincoln, it reminds me a bit of York, which is one of my favourite cities!

    Serena / http://www.ramblingsofanotherunigraduate.com

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  11. My boyfriend's family live in Lincolnshire and I've been SO MANY times but only actually been to the city of Lincoln once! It's so pretty and I absolutely love the Cathedral. I've just asked my boyfriend the next time we go visit his parents to spend a day in Lincoln, thanks to this post! x

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  12. I've been looking for more places to visit in the UK, and after this Lincoln has 100% been added to the list. So glad to hear you had a good time xx

    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

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  13. Ahh it looks like such a cute little place!

    https://www.emilyclareskinner.com

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  14. i loveeee lincoln (as i keep seeing your piccies on my instagram hahah), i'm so lucky to have it only an hour away, loved this post! i'm also a big fan of york, such a pretty city!

    mills :) | www.bymills.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. I love Lincoln. Its such a pretty place but I completely agree with you about steep hill. I think its certainly designed to make you sweat!

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  16. Lincoln is so quaint and beautiful! Lovely pictures - also that kid is so TALL! super random but damn son give me some of those legs please. Congrats on finishing your year's internship by the way :) xx

    mia // https://beautiful-inspiring-creative-life.com/

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  17. What a lovely place Lincoln is! I enjoyed your photos and write-ups. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. The place looks so nice to visit! I miss visiting nearby cities specially on a nice summer day.

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  19. Thanks for sharing your trip to Lincoln, it's on my UK bucket list of places to visit with the cathedral and the lovely areas, plus I have a couple of friends that live around there to :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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