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Steep Hill, Lincoln

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Take a stroll up or down one of England's most atmospheric streets, Steep Hill. Named for its steep 14 percent gradient, the street spills down from the Lincoln Cathedral, at the top, to Well Lane, at the bottom. In between, you'll find an array of retro and vintage shops, pubs, and tearooms housed in old brick and stone buildings. As you stroll past Norman House and Jew's House, stop to admire their Norman architecture, which includes mullioned windows typical of the period. Because the street does live up to its name, you'll likely find the downhill route a bit easier. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Lincoln holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Steep Hill and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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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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  • There's a reason for this having its name because believe me it's steep . We did it twice and it wasn't any easier the second time . You can take your time to walk up as there's plenty of interesting ...  more »
  • This hill is intense! I swear its almost vertical. Don't expect to have much breath left after reaching the top. Its a hell of a hike... but.... at the top? The cathedral and the castle!!! You gotta d...  more »
  • Well worth the pain in your calves as you skip up and a slope of at least 1 in 4, which feels like 1 on 2...lots of interesting shops to stop and browse, as well as charming tea shops  more »