A Guide to Lincoln
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As a cathedral city with an increasingly popular university, Lincoln is constantly expanding. In fact, the growth of the university has seen a surge of inward investment in the city, which has been further inflated by the continued success of Lincoln City Football Club. The historic city offers cobbled streets, impressive architecture and a variety of cafes, restaurants and bars. Boasting over 2000 years of history, Lincoln delights tourists with ancient architecture and countless sites of interest.
Home to the 1215 Magna Carta and 1217 Charter of the Forest, Lincoln Castle has lush grounds, a 360-degree wall walk and a fascinating Victorian prison. The Cathedral, which stood as the tallest man-made structure on the planet for 238 years, boasts views over the surrounding and countryside – whilst remains of Lindum Colonia can still be seen throughout the city.
Lincoln also has everything you could desire from a modern city. The town centre has evolved into a bustling hotspot with a wide range of shopping centres, pubs, bars, restaurants and nightclubs. In June 2017, the Lincoln City Council approved a £150m redevelopment of the St Marks Shopping centre which will provide a mixture of retail and leisure facilities, 150 residential units, over 1300 student rooms, a new hotel and a multi-storey car park.
Lincoln has everything that you could desire from a modern day city. The Bailgate area, home to the world renowned Cathedral and 11th century Castle, brings a cultural and historic offering in the north. The downtown area to the south brings a modern and progressive arena for future growth and success. With over 16,000 students now in attendance between Lincolns two universities, the town centre has evolved into a bustling hot spot with a fantastic range of pubs, bars, restaurants, shopping centres and nightclubs. In June 2017 the Lincoln City Council approved a £150m redevelopment of the St Marks Shopping centre which plans to provide a mixture of retail and leisure facilities, 150 residential units, over 1,300 student rooms, a new hotel and a multi-storey car park.
Alongside the sought-after university, Lincoln has numerous state, private and grammar schools with excellent reputations. There are three secondary schools with five-star ratings and four special needs schools, alongside a host of highly-regarded nurseries, primary and junior school institutions.
For the festive amongst us, the annual Lincoln Christmas Market is one of the largest in Europe – attracting over 250,000 people each year. The event has been running since 1982, with market stalls spreading around the entire historic centre. From handmade goods to funfair rides to traditional events and live music – the market promises something for everyone. It’s no surprise that the event was recently voted the best Christmas Market in the UK in a poll by Holiday Lettings.
When it comes to house prices, the average cost in Lincoln remains very attractive when compared to the national average. However, the economic growth of the city is clear when we consider the recent surge in house prices – with a rise of 8.4% in 2017 alone. The average house price in Lincoln is still extremely attractive in comparison with the national average. However, Lincoln’s economic growth is evident when reviewing its recent surge in house prices with a rise of 8.4% in 2017 alone, the 12th fastest in the UK.
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