Much of Lincoln's charm comes from it being a small city surrounded by glorious countryside. So lovely rural walks are within easy reach of The Lincoln House for anyone wanting birdsong as well as Cathedral bells.
Staying at The Lincoln House in the centre of the Cathedral Quarter puts you on the doorstep of Lincoln's most famous landmarks. Lincoln Castle and Lincoln Cathedral - both nearly 1000 years old - are a stones throw away, as are the remnants of the City's Roman heritage such as the famous Steep Hill, now bustling with quaint shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.
But for those wanting to step further afield, there are wide open spaces within easy reach. One of my favourite walks is a circular tour which takes in West Common, the golf course, the glorious Fossdyke Canal (with watering stop at towpath tavern The Pyewype Inn), then back into town to the Brayford Marina. This is the place to stop for lunch at one of the many great pool-side eateries, before venturing up Steep Hill and back home to Wordsworth Street.
This walk showcases the many faces of Lincoln in just one good stroll - history, countryside, canal life, the marina, modern restaurants and independent shops - and all within one to three or more hours, depending on your pace and number of stops.
Make sure that at least one of these stops is at one of the many cake shops on the way back up the hill - to reward you for your efforts when you reach the top!
Free maps of Lincoln and surrounding areas are available here.
The Lincoln House on Wordsworth Street is a self catering holiday home, situated in the heart of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter. It is a great place to stay in Lincoln and use as a base from which to explore this beautiful city. You can check availability here.