About Lincoln

Lincoln is one of the world’s great small cities, where ancient architecture and heritage blend within a thriving and vibrant, modern city. The University of Lincoln itself is in the city centre, and boasts a waterfront campus with modern, learning-centred buildings and award-winning architecture.

Centrally located in the East Midlands and with good transport links, Lincoln is within commuting distance of Nottingham and Sheffield, and just two hours away from London by train.

Central Lincoln is a city of two halves; the downhill area, based around the River Witham, is brimming with activity, and home to large high street shops and popular big-name restaurants. Uphill, the old quarter is overlooked by the awe-inspiring Cathedral and Castle, and moves at a more sedate pace. The cobbled streets are lined with timber-framed pubs, independent boutiques, specialist food shops, art galleries and antique book stores. Further afield, there are idyllic rural villages, miles of unspoilt coastline and areas of natural beauty including the Lincolnshire Wolds to explore.

Lincolnshire, the 4th biggest county in the UK, has a diverse and fast growing economy, a healthy environment, low crime rates, affordable housing and good educational facilities. The property market is extremely affordable, with house prices almost £50,000 less than the national average. Outside the city centre, Lincoln is surrounded by villages that, despite being just a few miles away, enjoy the peace and tranquillity of rural life. The area is home to excellent schools; it is one of the few counties in the UK to retain grammar schools, and education received the highest rating in the most recent regional 'quality of life’ survey.