Famous for being the place where the Magna Carta was sealed (not signed, few of the nobles knew how to write), Lincoln was historically famous as a centre of the cloth industry. Clothes of Lincoln green were, of course, worn by Robin Hood and his Merry Men. Modern Lincoln is an attractive mix of old and new where IT companies rub shoulders with the local agricultural industry.
Geographically the nearest airports to Lincoln are Humberside Airport and Robin Hood airport (both about 50KM away). Realistically speaking however, getting to Lincoln from either of these airports would mean taking a taxi. Although East Midlands Airport is 80KM away, there is a regular Skylander bus service to Nottingham Broadmarsh, which is literally a 5-minute walk away from Nottingham railway station, from where there are regular services to Lincoln.
As its name suggests Lincoln Central station is in the city centre. Services are run by East Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains East Coast and Northern Rail.
Lincoln City Bus Station is the departure point for both local buses and long-distance coach services. Most long-distance services are run by National Express. Buses around Lincolnshire are generally run by Stagecoach. Interconnect and Kimes both run a very small number of services.
The Steep Hill Shuttle is a regular service from the bus and train stations to the top of the very steep hill where the castle, cathedral and museums are located. Visitors can either use the bus to get down or walk down the hill to enjoy the view. The bus also stops at the main shopping area so visitors laden with bags have an easy way to get them back to the train or bus station.