Activities and events you can’t afford to miss this summer in Lincoln

A handy guide on the best things to do in Lincoln during the warmer months

Looking to pencil in a fun activity into your diary this summer?

Come rain or shine, there are some incredible things to do in Lincoln over the next couple of months.

From historical sightseeing to live music festivals, the fun never stops in the beating heart of Lincolnshire. To help give you a little taste of what’s to come, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide on the best activities and events taking place this summer in Lincoln.


A bit of retail therapy

If you fancy popping a few tags and buying something nice, Steep Hill is home to a variety of quaint boutique shops.

Forget common high-street retailers, you’ll be surrounded by vintage clothing, antiques and unique pieces of art.

If that’s right up your street, then you should head to the Makers’ Market, which takes place on selected days throughout the summer in Lincoln. Or to stock up on the freshest local produce, take a trip to the Gainsborough Farmers’ & Craft Market on 10th August between 9am and 3pm.

steep hill

Lincoln Cathedral tour

If you’re looking for things to do in Lincoln that involve soaking up its rich history, then embark on a tour around Lincoln Cathedral.

Take in the breathtaking architecture, Magna Carta facsimile, the Blessed Virgin Mary and Fossils in the Nave floor. No trip to Lincoln is complete without visiting this landmark.


Lincoln 1940s Weekend

Engulf yourself in the spirit of wartime Britain with two-days of period and vintage activities and displays. From live 1940s music and dance to Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypasts and living history displays, it’s set to be a remarkable couple of days in Lincoln this summer.

The Lincoln 1940s Weekend takes place between 10th and 11th August, so be sure to make a note in your diary and cancel any other plans.



Choose a kindred spirit and share impossible stories with them this summer in Lincoln.

As far as festivals go, nothing quite compares to Lost Village. Taking place in an abandoned woodland village in Lincolnshire, you’ll enter into a surreal world that’s been misplaced in the sands of time. For one day only (22nd August), you can experience live music and exceptional food surrounded by relics of the past and deep woodland.

Alternatively, the Lincoln Morris Festival on 7th September is an equally as joyous occasion, with groups from around the county filling the streets wearing colourful clothes and dancing the day away.


A round of golf

Nothing quite gets you into the swing of summer like playing a round of golf. The Lincoln Golf Club has garnered the reputation as having some of the finest putting surfaces in the East Midlands and training facilities.

It even hosted the Gents and Ladies County Championships in 2017. Prices are affordable and the staff are always ready to welcome new members.


Grand Medieval Joust

If you want something unusual to do in Lincoln this summer, trot down to the Grand Medieval Joust on 3rd and 4th August between 10am and 5.30pm at Lincoln Castle.

This two-day medieval tournament showcases the Sport of Kings in all its glory. Only one brave knight will be crowned the winner!


Join us for afternoon tea

Talking of famous tea parties, you can always have a spot of your own at our award-winning hotel.

During the course of afternoon tea, our team will serve up a delectable selection of cakes, fancies, sandwiches and teas. You can even save some of them for later or to give to someone else as a gift.

It’s a beautiful way of catching up with friends while tasting the finer things in life.

afternoon tea

Make a weekend of it this summer in Lincoln

If you like the sound of a few of these things to do in Lincoln, don’t try to cram all of them in over one day.

Conveniently located right in the centre of the city, the White Hart Hotel is regarded as one of the best hotels in Lincoln. With luxurious bedrooms and suites, you can escape normality and relish a truly unforgettable staycation. Each and every room is sophisticated and traditional, containing all of the modern comforts you need for a perfect retreat after a long day of exploring.

You’ll even have an opportunity to sample our irresistible summer menu in our award-winning Grille restaurant.
To find out more, visit our website here.


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