One of the world’s great historic cities, Lincoln is renowned for its fusion of old and new. The winning combination of a vibrant city centre and historic Cathedral Quarter, both offering a rich variety of attractions, activities, and amenities, makes Lincoln a fantastic place in which to work and live.
Lincoln’s Roman and medieval heritage blends together seamlessly with modern city living and the University’s main campus is situated in the heart of it all on the spectacular Brayford Pool waterfront.
Within walking distance of the University is a range of restaurants, cafes, and bars overlooking the marina area, while the city’s high street is just a short walk away, offering a mix of independent stores and national brands and chains.
The city’s famous Steep Hill - a beautiful cobbled street lined with boutique shops and tearooms - provides the gateway to the city’s historic Cathedral Quarter and Bailgate area where independent shops and cafes nestle between the walls of the medieval Lincoln Castle and the grandeur of Lincoln Cathedral.
Thousands of tourists flock to the city each year to visit the Castle, which is home to one of only four surviving originals of the 1215 Magna Carta and the only place in the world this landmark document – sometimes called the foundation of democracy – can be seen side-by-side with the related Charter of the Forest.
Watching over the city, Lincoln Cathedral is one of Europe’s most celebrated medieval buildings, providing the stunning setting for the University’s graduation ceremonies.
The city of Lincoln is surrounded by beautiful countryside and scenery, ready to be discovered through country walks and cycle routes. Lincolnshire also boasts a variety of options for days out. From historic houses and aviation heritage to seaside towns and festivals that take place each year, there's always plenty to do in one of England's largest counties.
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Situated in the East Midlands, Lincoln’s central location allows for quick and easy access to and from London and a number of other major cities, including Nottingham, Sheffield, Leicester, and Hull.
Lincoln Central Railway Station is in the city centre, just a few minutes' walk from the University of Lincoln's Brayford Pool Campus. The station is fully accessible for wheelchair users and direct trains to London King's Cross take around two hours.
By road Lincoln can be reached via the A1 at Newark (A46) from the South and near Retford (A57) from the North. The city is 40 miles east of Nottingham on the A46 and 40 miles south of the Humber Bridge on the A15.
Find maps, travel information, and more on our Getting to Lincoln page.