- It’s a haven for history lovers
The White Hart Hotel is situated at the centre of Lincoln’s historic quarter; a fantastic location that’s close to the city’s famous hot spots and points of interest. At the heart of the city, the Cathedral Quarter boasts the remains of a legionary fortress, built originally by the Romans and featuring stunning Roman architecture and design, the stronghold was built back to current form by William the Conqueror. Just moments away from the hotel, Lincoln Castle is home to one of only four surviving copies of the Magna Carta, making it a must-see attraction for history buffs. Nearby, Lincoln’s gothic Cathedral towers above all else, once the tallest building in the world for 300 years.
The hotel itself claims special historical significance – the Yarborough meeting room, also known as the ‘Tank Room’ was where Sir William Tritton and Major W G Wilson first conceived the idea of military tanks. Aside from history, Lincolnshire is also synonymous with legends of ghosts and spirits that haunt the local attractions. Ask the staff for details of the spooky goings-on that they’ve experienced at the hotel to find out more!
- You’ll find boutique stores, independent shops and local restaurants nearby
Lincoln’s cobbled streets add a quaint charm to a shopping trip to the city’s famous Cathedral Quarter. Boasting a host of independent retailers, boutiques and restaurants, the Quarter is home to Bailgate, one of the most historic parts of the city. You’ll find fashion and shoe shops like Chantal, bookseller Lindum Books, alternative food store Yellowbellys and bridalwear retailers all just a short stroll away from the hotel entrance. Visit Steep Hill for speciality, vintage and retro stores or head to the outdoor street markets to peruse the very best wares of local farmers, craftmakers and artists. At Christmas time the market is full of beautiful ideas for presents, decorations, seasonal foods, festive cheer and twinkling lights.
- There’s always an event to go to
There are interesting events to attend all year round from the ‘pick-your-own-pumpkin day’ at Halloween, the artsy Frequency Festival of Digital Culture to November’s Christmas Lights Switch On and, of course, the Lincoln Sausage Festival. For culture buffs, Lincoln Cathedral’s church services, visiting lectures and music concerts are a must. And for history fans the fascinating site of Lincoln Castle has it all – walk along the stone curtain wall, explore towers and dungeons and view the Castle’s Victorian Prison. Top it off with a Ghost Walk in the evening to learn more about the city’s supernatural past and ghoulish hauntings!
- The in-house restaurant serves delicious seasonal dishes
Reserve a table at The Lincoln Grille and experience great food, great ambience and great service. Feast on traditional beef wellington, seared scallops and salmon ballotine before indulging in crème brûlée, chocolate sponge or a selection of ice creams. Head Chef Michael House prepares each dish with local produce that’s always in season to maximise flavour and create memorable meals for every diner. A daytime, evening and children’s’ menu is available to ensure every guest is catered for. A special 2 or 3 course menu is available at Sunday lunch, featuring the very best of British roasts with all the trimmings.
- Toast to world-class cocktails at Room Bar
Enjoy locally brewed beers, fine wines and the best cocktails Lincolnshire has to offer at Room Bar, our sophisticated in-house cocktail bar that offers everything from afternoon tea and champagne to martinis and mint juleps. Set within the hotel, our elegantly designed bar features a roaring gas fire that creates the perfect intimate but welcoming atmosphere. There’s live music every Thursday evening, guaranteeing a night of outstanding entertainment to begin a fantastic weekend stay.