Local area guide

Living in Lincoln (LN)

Discover the historic allure of Lincoln, a city where medieval splendor meets modern living. Immerse yourself in its cobbled streets, stunning cathedral, vibrant festivals, and enjoy a thriving arts and dining scene.

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Why Lincoln is a good place to live

Lincoln is a good place to live for families, professionals and young people, offering a vibrant city centre, picturesque surroundings and a harmonious blend of history and modernity.

Living in Lincoln is characterised by its rich history, thriving educational institutions and welcoming community. Crime rates in Lincoln are generally low and the city is considered safe. With local authorities committed to public safety, locals can enjoy a sense of security and peace of mind. 

Lincoln has an exceptional education system with a range of reputable schools and the prestigious University of Lincoln. The university draws a diverse student population and offers a range of academic courses. Schools and colleges in Lincoln strive for academic excellence and the city offers an exciting yet nurturing environment for students to thrive.

What’s Lincoln famous for?

Lincoln is most famous for the medieval Lincoln Cathedral, which became the tallest building in the world upon completion in 1311. Its stunning architecture and historical significance attract visitors from around the world. 

The city’s medieval heritage is also evident in the well-preserved Lincoln Castle, which offers a glimpse into the past with its magnificent walls. You can see the Magna Carta at Lincoln Castle, which was the first document to state that the king and his government were not above the law.

Things to do in Lincoln

Lincoln has so much to offer when it comes to leisure and activities. Stroll down Steep Hill to explore the independent shops, cafes and tea rooms lining the charming cobbled street. The city has a vibrant cultural scene with theatres, galleries and museums such as The Collection and The Usher Gallery.

Nature enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the beauty of the surrounding countryside. With the picturesque Lincolnshire Wolds and nearby nature reserves, there are plenty of options for hiking, cycling and wildlife spotting.

Living in Lincoln blends modern city life with historical charm and excellent educational opportunities. The city’s commitment to preserving its heritage, coupled with a strong sense of community, make it a wonderful place to call home.

Average asking prices in Lincoln today

We update our average asking prices every day using data from millions of properties for sale.

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£195,000

284 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£325,000

879 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£225,000

344 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£115,000

241 properties for sale

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  • Pessimist Gin & Wine Bar

    Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1

    We are experienced Optimists serving wine and gin to you at your table. Delicious food also available.

  • Red Five

    Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1

    Lively bar and club in the heart of Lincoln's city centre, a short walk from the Brayford Waterfront.

  • Mailbox

    Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1

    Awesome Burgers. Craft Beer & Cocktails. Beer Garden. 4m Screen Live Sport. Bottomless Brunch.

  • Square Sail

    Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1

    Busy hangout serving fish & chips, burgers & other pub staples in a relaxed atmosphere with a patio.

  • Scene

    Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1

Transport in Lincoln

Trains

Lincoln Train Station is located on the edge of the city centre.

Trains are operated by LNER, East Midlands Railway and Northern Rail. They run daily services to London (1 hr 56 mins), Nottingham (54 mins), Leicester (1 hr 43 mins), Sheffield (1 hr 20 mins) and Doncaster (49 mins).

Buses

Local buses service Lincoln city centre 7 days a week, run by operators such as Stagecoach and PC Coaches.

Lincoln Bus Station is the hub of all the services around the county, located next to the train station in the city centre.

Roads

The A46 and A15 lead into Lincoln. The city centre has several car parks, but on-street parking is limited due to its narrow medieval streets.

Park and Ride

Lincoln operates Park and Ride services from various locations to ease traffic congestion in the city centre, allowing visitors to park on the outskirts and take a bus into town.

Airports

Humberside International Airport is located 30 miles northeast of Lincoln and is a 45 minute drive away. It offers regular domestic and international flights, including to Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Cornwall, Finland, Majorca and Iceland.

East Midlands Airport is 50 miles southwest of Lincoln and 75 minutes away by car. It provides flights to Barcelona, Belfast, Brussels and Frankfurt, among others.

Robin Hood Airport is an hour's drive away, sitting 35 miles west of Lincoln. It offers good connections to Eastern and Southern Europe.

Transport connections

Lincoln
National Rail
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Hykeham
National Rail
3.3 miles / 5.3 km
Saxilby
National Rail
5.7 miles / 9.2 km
Swinderby
National Rail
7.8 miles / 12.6 km
Metheringham
National Rail
8.9 miles / 14.3 km

Schools in Lincoln

For primary-aged children, the Lincoln St Christopher's School, Lincoln Minster School, Lincoln Carlton Academy, St. Faith and St. Martin Church of England Junior School and Hartsholme Academy are all well-regarded.

The Priory Academy LSST: The Lincolnshire School of Science and Technology (LSST) is highly regarded for its strong academic focus and exceptional results in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Lincoln Christ's Hospital School, The Priory City of Lincoln Academy and the Sir Robert Pattinson Academy are all rated good.

For further education, the University of Lincoln offers research programmes at MPhil and PhD level in a range of fine and contemporary art specialisms set in a vibrant artistic community.

Schools in Lincoln

Lincoln UTC
Ages: 14 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Lincoln College
Ages: 16 - 99 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2018)
The St Faith and St Martin Church of England Junior School, Lincoln
Ages: 7 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2020)
Westgate Academy
Ages: 7 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2021)
Lincoln Minster School
Ages: 4 - 18 years old
The Lincoln St Peter at Gowts Church of England Primary School
Ages: 2 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)