This ancient cathedral city is located in the county of Lincolnshire, in the East Midlands. The cathedral is one of the country’s best examples of English Gothic architecture and was the world’s tallest building for 200 years. Nearby, Norman Lincoln Castle dates back to the 11th century, when it was built by William the Conqueror. Another iconic Lincoln landmark is the medieval Bishop’s Palace, the atmospheric ruins of which feature an under-crofted hall. Exploring the cobbled streets from your holiday cottage in Lincoln, you will discover a variety of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. Stroll along Steep Hill, one of the city’s prettiest streets, with rows of 12th-century homes. Leading to the castle and cathedral, the Strait is another of the city’s iconic streets. Don’t miss the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, with steam engines, a working printing press, and loads of exhibits on the history of the county. Another must on self-catering holidays in Lincoln is a stroll along the woodland trails of award-winning Hartsholme Country Park, just south of the city, with lakes, and listed ornamental grounds. On the city’s doorstep, superb hiking can be enjoyed in the unspoiled hills, woods and pastures of Lincolnshire. A few miles to the east, the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has many footpaths, offering breathtaking views across the county. 

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Boutique Belfry Lodge is a sophisticated rural cottage sitting on 7 acres of grounds near Thorpe-on-the-Hill in Lincolnshire. The pet-friendly cottage is furnished to a high standard with beams and wooden floors and offers a hot tub, a private garden and spacious rooms, plus fishing and golf.

Recommended Places to Visit When Staying in a Lincoln Holiday Cottage

Fun Farm LincolnHave a family day out at this excellent play centre, with roller-skating, climbing walls and plenty more.

Lincoln CastleVisit this imposing landmark, where you can explore the Victorian prison, the medieval wall walk, and the original Magna Carta.

Hall Farm ParkVisit farm animals, explore the magical woodland walk and take a tractor ride around the farm at Hall Park Farm.

Sundown AdventurelandThis popular theme park is aimed at children under the age of 10, with soft play, rides, and the Angry Birds activity centre. 

Alford Manor House

Explore the gardens and museum before treating yourself to afternoon tea at this unique thatched building.