Regular direct trains travel to Lincoln from Leicester, Peterborough, Nottingham, Sheffield and Doncaster. There is also one direct train each day from London King's Cross. It departs in the early evening with the journey taking approximately 2 hours. Other services are available from London, but they require changing trains at least once. Lincoln is served by three rail companies: East Midlands Trains, Northern Rail and East Coast. All trains arrive at Lincoln Central station, which is located in the south of the city centre. Shops, restaurants and hotels are all within easy walking distance.
Located in the east of England, the cathedral city of Lincoln is an ideal destination for a day trip or weekend break. Divided into two distinct areas by the geography of the land, the city's lower section sits alongside the River Witham. The upper area is dominated by Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle, both of which date back to the 11th century. Joining the upper and lower areas of Lincoln is Steep Hill, so named after its one in seven (14 percent) gradient. Along it you will find tea rooms and independent shops, as well as two Norman buildings, which give you the perfect excuse to stop and admire the view. The Visitor Information Centre is located in a beautiful 16th century house near the top of Steep Hill. Spend a few hours exploring the cathedral quarter, and then head back down to enjoy an evening stroll in the modern riverside area.