Lincoln is home to one of the UK’s fastest-growing contemporary universities, The University of Lincoln (Lincoln University). The cathedral city has a nearly 2000-year history to discover. It boasts a Norman Lincoln Castle years of history, and waterside views. There is plenty to do for a Lincoln student, so keep reading to learn more!

A Lincoln Student Should Enjoy Outdoor Drinks And Dining at The Brayford Waterfront

Brayford Waterfront is a short distance from campus. This is an excellent place for shopping, dining, and taking in the views of the lake. There’s a Wagamama’s, and Electric bar, and even a Starbucks! Check out this place after a hard day of studying for a short catch up with your buddies.

Walk Around Lincoln University Campus

There is plenty of green space on campus for a picnic between classes. During the day and at night, students can socialize at student-run hot spots as well as eat or drink something. You can learn more about additional activities on campus by clicking here.

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This old cobblestone route goes to and from Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln Castle, and the Cathedral Quarter, and is lined with independent shops, tea houses, and restaurants. Make sure to check out the local stores that line the street!

Lincoln Cathedral
Lincoln Cathedral is one of the most stunning Gothic structures, and it held the world’s tallest building record for nearly two centuries. A Lincoln student should be sure to explore the cathedral’s stunning exterior and interiors, as well as the colourful stained glass windows. Adult tickets for a tour cost £9! Make sure you purchase your tickets here.
Lincoln Castle

Lincoln is home to a huge Norman fortress built by William the Conqueror. The castle was built in 1068 and houses one of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta. So, stroll where monarchs and prisoners have walked by visiting the free castle grounds or booking a walk here.

Lincoln Arboretum

In the summer, have a picnic with your friends at the Lincoln Arboretum, and in the autumn, watch the leaves change colour. The Lincoln Arboretum is a charming park that is a terrific place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Doddington Hall & Gardens

This estate features a Farm Shop, Café, Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Home Store, Country Clothing Store, and many more businesses. There is something for everyone to explore on the estate, whether it is the Hall, the five acres of gardens, or an estate walk. Make a point of visiting Doddington Hall & Gardens!

The Collection

The Collection is a must-see for anyone who enjoys art. It’s in the heart of historic Lincoln. The Collection contains artefacts from the Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages, as well as the Roman, Saxon, Viking, and Medieval ages, as well as fine, decorative, and modern visual arts. The gallery is free to enter, so stop by if you’re at Lincoln University!


Enjoy all that Lincoln has to offer while you are a student! Read more on what you can do in Lincoln here.