Lincoln City Events & Must-See Places

From your home at our Lincoln student accommodation you are living in a brilliant spot to make the most of all the events and attractions that this lovely city has to offer. We’ve mentioned the trek up Steep Hill before in terms of seeing plenty of great shops and cafes and restaurants to enjoy, but it is also a trek worth making as at the top you get a majestic view of Lincoln Cathedral (the 3rd largest cathedral in the UK) – students have free entry. Lincoln Castle is then located the other side of the square and is a must-see attraction during your time living in Lincoln and is free for students to enter on non-event days.

lincoln cathedral

Art & Culture

For art and culture there is plenty on offer in this city, with The Collection and Usher Gallery easily found on Danes Terrace, where you can view a combination of decorative arts and marvellous archaeological artefacts. At The Usher Gallery you can even take part in life-drawing classes each Wednesday, to try out your creative side. The Mansions of the Future project and the Museum of Lincolnshire Life are both interesting sites to visit.


For the biggest city in the area, you can be sure to experience some wonderful events throughout the year in Lincoln. One of these is the Asylum Steampunk Festival, which is the longest-running and largest festival in the world dedicated to all things Steampunk. The historic cobbled streets are taken over by the Victorian Steampunk Society over the August Bank Holiday Weekend and it is truly a sight to behold.

Lincoln & Literature

The Autumn Festival is a celebration of all things Lincolnshire, with food and drink events involving local suppliers, forestry demonstrations, live music, and cookery and craft demonstrations on the Stourton Estate to the east of Lincoln. For literary freaks, the Lincoln Book Festival hosts acclaimed authors and fascinating talks from some of the best-known historical fiction and fiction writers. There are plenty of other smaller festivals spread throughout the year celebrating all sorts of things, so whatever your interests and hobbies, you are bound to find an event or festival that you’ll enjoy when living at our student accommodation in Lincoln.