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Lincoln Christmas Market, Lincoln

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Get in the festive spirit at one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe. Stroll through over 250 stalls and a carnival set against the striking backdrop of Lincoln’s medieval square. Lincoln introduced the first traditional German Christmas market to the UK as part of its twinning with the town of Neustadt in Germany, and the German link is still strong. Browse the German crafts, food, and drink brought by merchants from Neustadt to Lincoln Christmas Market. Treat yourself or a loved one to handcrafted goods and local produce. The market is so popular that organizers introduced a one-way system for pedestrians. The route takes you through the grounds of Lincoln Castle, which is not normally accessible without paying a fee. Those with mobility issues should note that the market is located at the top of a hill (aptly called Steep Hill) and is on cobbled streets. Make sure you bring cash with you, as the limited number of ATMs in the market get very busy. Take a look at our Lincoln itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Lincoln Christmas Market and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I went to Linc Christmas market with my daughter last yr, we met my sister and brother in law and niece and her family, lovely day, only thing that spoiled it was no where to park we parked out side o...  more »
  • Such a amazing market, we visit every year! Got a little something for everyone and defiantly has spirit within the whole market. Worth a visit when it comes around, one of the most popular markets he...  more »
  • Arrived by coach & therefore dropped off at a designated coach drop- off point (highly recommended). Only a short walk to the "start" off the market. There are so many stalls, shops, cafes, places of ...  more »

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For easy access to Lincoln's historical sites, shopping, and entertainment, stay close to the old town center. An alternative option to pricey hotels, self-catering apartments offer spacious rooms and private parking, all within walking distance of the city's historical castle and cathedral. To escape the crowds and enjoy an authentic Lincolnshire experience, consider staying in the surrounding countryside, which is dotted with charming B&Bs and family-owned cottages.
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