As Lincoln counts down to the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the city is fast becoming one of the top travel destinations of choice for this Summer. Several events are taking place to mark the occasion such as The Great Magna Carta Weekend on 13th-14th June which will see a carnival parade taking place through the streets as well as the launch of The Lincoln Baron’s Charter Trail. For those with a penchant for art and history, The Great Exhibition launches on 27th June, bringing a whole host of treasures with links to the county together in one place. Of course, visitors can’t miss the world’s best preserved version of Magna Carta which is housed in a state-of-the-art vault at Lincoln Castle.
If you want to add even more class your stay in this historic city, you should look no further than these three luxury suites:
The Ingleby Suite, Washingborough Hall
This generously-sized and elegantly proportioned suite is the latest to be unveiled at the fondly nicknamed ‘Washy Hall’ near Lincoln. With three large angled sash windows giving a wide panoramic view over the hotel’s perfectly manicured lawns and dovecote, this beautifully appointed bedroom is both stylish and opulent.
The original period features are enhanced with design detailing which includes chestnut leather upholstery, sumptuous Skopos silk drapes and Brunschwig & Fils wallpaper in a warm pallet of nature’s richest greens and golds, enhancing superb light quality of the room. The spacious and classic bathroom boats a deep roll top bath tub, perfect for a relaxing soak.
Enjoy the early evening sun with a chilled bottle of Champagne available in your room, or a leisurely breakfast in bed. Fresh flowers can be arranged in your suite by request as a romantic gesture for a loved one.
King suites, DoubleTree by Hilton
The spacious and beautifully decorated king suites at Lincoln’s DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel are the perfect place to relax and unwind after a busy day sightseeing. As the name would suggest, these suites boast super king-sized beds as well as a spacious separate living area with balconies facing out over the gorgeous riverside views of Brayford Wharf.
The generously proportioned bathroom features a separate shower and bath and is complemented by additional touches such as Aroma Actives bath and body products which will make your stay even more special. Relax and watch a movie on the 37-inch LED TV and stay connected with complimentary high-speed internet access. Air conditioning comes as standard in these suites, designed to make your stay at this desirable hotel as comfortable as possible.
To add even more luxury to your stay, guests can opt for many added extras such as a butler service or even champagne and chocolate on arrival.
The Brownlow Suite, The White Hart Hotel
For the ultimate choice for visitors looking for luxury in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter, look no further than the White Hart Hotel. The Brownlow Suite features a large double bedroom with four poster bed, a dressing room and living room complete with flat screen TV. The mix of both modern and antique furniture in the room helps create a relaxed yet sumptuous ambience. You’ll find true luxury here – so much so that you may never want to leave.
Breakfast or dinner can be taken in this room next to the beautiful bay window and the sitting room overlooks the west front of the Cathedral just yards away. The recently refurbished modern interior of this hotel contrasts beautifully with the gorgeous 14th century building in which it sits.
Emma Tatlow is Manager of Visit Lincoln.