Elaine Johnson, recent graduate on the MA in Social & Cultural History course and now Visiting Tutor at Bishop Grosseteste......
Lincoln is a unique multi-cultural city and one of the fastest growing in the UK. Despite this it still retains the same quaintness and charm of smaller cities by managing to blend its historic past with the contemporary seamlessly, making for a dynamic and exciting place to live and work. It’s also incredibly student friendly with students making up a significant proportion of the population. You can be sure that when you arrive here, you’ll be in good company.
Where is it?
Lincoln is in the heart of England in the East Midlands, ideally placed to give you easy access to Nottingham, Sheffield and the coast. It’s got good road and rail connections with the rest of the UK which makes travelling around much easier. If you’re the type who likes to regularly jet off to warmer climates there are three international airports close by in Humberside, Doncaster Robin Hood and Nottingham East Midlands.
Tell me more!
The city is really easy to navigate and is essentially split into two halves, linked by the aptly named Steep Hill. Don’t be put off by this though – it might be steep but it’s well worth the walk, as there are many independent and quirky shops to make the journey easier (and your wallet lighter). In fact, Steep Hill itself is a recent winner of Britain’s Best Street Award due to its uniqueness and range of wonderful boutiques. Within the Cathedral Quarter, uphill, lies the more historic side of the city, with it’s beautiful cobbled streets, cosy tea rooms, the majestic Cathedral (third largest in the UK), the magnificent hilltop Castle and of course, the BGU Campus.
Downhill is the more modern city centre where you’ll find the busy High Street. Here, large international brands sit side by side with local retailers, giving plenty of choice to the discerning shopper. Lincoln’s numerous cafes, restaurants and coffee shops will give you the much needed time to sit and relax after a busy day of shopping and exploring. Further south into the city is the Brayford Waterfront standing on the banks of the River Witham. You can take a tour of the city by boat or just sit and watch the world go by in one of the many bars or restaurants overlooking the water.
Lincoln is a city that needs to be explored and experienced. We guarantee that you will fall in love and want to stay.