5 rooms with breathtaking views in historic Lincoln

All eyes are on Lincoln as the city prepares to hold a series of events throughout this year, to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. One of the key events is The Great Magna Carta Weekend on June 13 to 14. Not only is a vibrant carnival parade taking place through the city’s streets, The Baron’s Charter Trail is also launching which will see 25 baron sculptures placed around the city each named after the barons who were present at Magna Carta’s sealing.

Visitors can also see the world’s best preserved version of Magna Carta up close and personal, as it is now housed in a brand new state-of-the-art vault following a £22 million renovation of Lincoln Castle. A special £16 (adult) ticket gets you entry to the castle and vault as well as to the cathedral, Lincoln’s most iconic medieval building.

If you’re planning a trip to Lincoln, your visit will be enhanced by staying in one of these hotels that have breathtaking views.

DoubleTree by Hilton

Less that a mile’s walk from Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter and the Bailgate area, you will find the modern DoubleTree by Hilton hotel. Not only does it boast stunning views of the cathedral, it also overlooks the Brayford Waterfront. The hotel is currently offering a special two night package for stays between 24th and 28th June 2015, which includes breakfast on each morning and dinner at the fabulous Electric Restaurant. Positioned on the fifth floor, this restaurant enjoys panoramic views over the city and is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine after a busy day sightseeing.

Doubletree Hotel Lincoln

The Old Palace Hotel

Those on the lookout for more traditional luxury are sure to fall in love The Old Palace Hotel which dates back to the Georgian era. By staying at this former residency of the Bishops of Lincoln, guests will feel like they’re immersed in the amazing history of the city, with some of the rooms featuring breathtaking views of the cathedral whilst others look over the city and the beautiful hotel grounds.

Old Palace, Lincoln

The White Hart Hotel

Another hotel that boasts close-up cathedral views is the White Hart Hotel, an 14th century building steeped in history offering contemporary accommodation and guest facilities. The setting, in the heart of the historic cathedral quarter contrasts beautifully with the hotels recently refurbished modern interior. You’ll be close up to all the action during the Magna Carta celebrations.

White Hart, Lincoln

The Lincoln Hotel

Within easy walking distance of the city’s main attractions and close to the pretty Bailgate shopping area, you will find The Lincoln Hotel which has stunning views of the cathedral – overlooking the Chapter House and the Tennyson statue within its grounds. Visitors will love the 1960s retro interior which can be found in the lobby and bar. The Green Room restaurant offers a sophisticated choice for dining out in Lincoln and features dishes with elegant and original combinations of ingredients sourced from local producers.

Lincoln Hotel

Washingborough Hall Hotel

Visitors looking for a beautiful countryside view that is still within easy reach of the city will fall in love with Washingborough Hall Hotel. This grand Grade II listed early Georgian manor house is set within three acres of gardens in the heart of Washingborough village, just two miles from the city centre. Enjoy the Magna-ificent two night break that includes tickets to the Castle and cathedral, a glass of champagne on arrival and private car transfers into the city centre.

Washingborough Hall

Emma Tatlow is Manager of Visit Lincoln.

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