What to do on Lincolnshire Day 1st October 2016

02 September 2016

Celebrate all things Lincolnshire on the county's official day with free activities, entry to attractions, and special offers in Lincoln.

To celebrate Lincolnshire Day on Saturday 1st October 2016 there are some great activities to enjoy in Lincoln.


The free, monthly Artists' Market on Castle Hill will run on Lincolnshire Day from 10am - 5pm, offering unique works from local artists and crafters. This market will have a special Lincolnshire stall from Lincoln Visitor Information Centre for you to buy Lincolnshire souvenirs, flags, and clothing.


On Lincolnshire Day, Lincoln Book Festival will hold a fee Local History Afternoon at The Collection from 2pm - 5pm. Free tickets must be booked from the Lincoln Drill Hall Box Office.

Free talks include: Lincolnshire Parish Clergy, c.1214 - 1968 (Nicholas Bennett); Fifty Find from Lincolnshire (Adam Daubney); War on Wheels (Phil Hamlyn Williams); Ancient Houses of Central Lincoln (Chris Johnson).


Entry to the grounds of Lincoln Castle will be free through the day (10am - 4pm). There will be free guided tours of the Castle at 11am, 12pm, and 2pm to help you learn more about the historic site - meeting at the East Gate. Please note that normal admission applies to the wall walk, prisons and Magna Carta.


Lincoln Cathedral will be free to enter throughout Lincolnshire Day to help you explore the county's most famous landmark, open from 7:15am to 6pm. Spot the Lincoln Imp, examine the unique carvings, enjoy the stunning stained glass windows, and have a cup of tea in the cloisters. Floor, roof, and tower tours at a charge of £4 per person.


The shop at Lincoln Cathedral sells local wine produced by Ownsworth of Fulbeck in Lincolnshire. You can get 10% off any bottle purchased on Lincolnshire Day.


Be spooked on Lincolnshire Day by discovering the haunted past of historic Lincoln. Take a tour with a local ghost expert on the city's open-top bus to hear ghoulish stories of the past at 6pm from Lincoln Cathedral. Tickets are £6 per person.


The day following Lincolnshire Day will see Lincoln's first ever half marathon take place. The race on Sunday 2nd October will start at the Lincolnshire Showground and take a route through Lincoln city centre - including Bailgate, Lincoln Cathedral, and the Brayford Waterfront - before returning north of the city.


Select Lincolnshire will hold a food festival on Lincolnshire Day at St Marks Shopping Centre, celebrating the rich food and drink heritage in the county. The market is free to attend and will run from 10am til 4pm.

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