What to do in Lincoln Before Going Home for Summer

As the academic year draws to a close and summer break approaches, it’s a perfect time to make the most…

As the academic year draws to a close and summer break approaches, it’s a perfect time to make the most of your time in Lincoln, before heading home. The historic city offers a rich blend of cultural heritage, stunning architecture, and vibrant attractions which often go under the radar and are well worth exploring. Whether you’re interested in history, a nature enthusiast, or simply looking for a memorable experience, here are some must-do activities to consider before bidding farewell to Lincoln for the summer.

Activities in Nature

For a change of pace, you can venture into the natural beauty surrounding Lincoln. The Whisby Nature Park, located just a few miles southwest of the city, offers a tranquil retreat with lakes, woodland, and meadows. Embark on scenic walks, spot wildlife, or enjoy a picnic amidst the serene surroundings. For a more adrenaline-fueled adventure, head to the nearby Skellingthorpe Woods and try your hand at mountain biking or hiking along the trails. These natural escapes provide the perfect opportunity to recharge before the summer break. For somewhere a little closer, Liquorice Park located in the West End of the city offers a beautiful area of greenspace which is carefully managed by volunteers.

Cultural Enrichment

Before leaving, you might want to try and immerse yourself in its vibrant cultural scene. Explore the city’s bustling Bailgate area, filled with independent shops, charming cafes, and lively pubs. Visit the Collection Museum to discover a variety of archaeological finds and artworks that span thousands of years. Alternatively, catch a performance at the Lincoln Drill Hall, a thriving arts venue showcasing an eclectic mix of live music, theatre, and comedy. Engaging with Lincoln’s cultural offerings will leave you with lasting memories and a deeper appreciation for the city’s rich and diverse cultural heritage.

Museum of Lincolnshire Life

For those interested in history and local heritage, the Museum of Lincolnshire Life is a must-visit attraction. Located in a former Victorian barracks, the museum showcases the region’s history through an extensive collection of exhibits and artefacts. From agricultural machinery to vintage vehicles and interactive displays, it offers a fascinating insight into Lincolnshire’s past. Explore the various themed galleries, learn about the area’s industrial heritage, and gain a deeper understanding of the people and culture that shaped Lincoln.

Café Culture

Located in the heart of Lincoln’s city centre, The Angel Coffee House is an amazingly unique coffee shop. Situated within an old Church vestry, the Café encapsulates café culture. Sitting outside when its warm enough is great as you’re surrounded by a canopy of trees and able to watch people go by. It is a must for anybody who enjoys coffee or cafes in general and they do a great avocado on toast (probably the best I’ve had at least). This is one example but Lincoln is filled with lots of different and cool coffee shops all offering something unique. If you haven’t already done so, pop into one before you leave and treat yourself.

Before leaving for the summer break, take the opportunity to embrace the city. Not only will this keep you busy, but also exploring will help give you a greater sense of place and connection to the area which helps massively, especially when you’ve either in you’re first two years of university or are about to leave and want to make the most of the experience.

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