Discover Lincoln weekend

Lincoln Cathedral. Photo: geograph.org.uk

People across Lincoln will get the chance to explore landmarks on their doorstep as part of English Tourism Week. The event will run from March 29 to 31 and is a celebration of Lincoln’s vibrant heritage.

The aim of the weekend is for people to discover landmarks and to learn about history in their own city, while seeing what it has to offer.

There will be many events running, including an ‘Instameet’ on Saturday 30, where Instagrammers across Lincoln meet for a tour of Lincoln Castle, organised by visit Lincoln.

There will also be a number of free activities for the public including Lincoln’s open-top bus tour, entry to Lincoln Cathedral, guided tours of the city and a look around Jews Court at the bottom of Steep Hill.

Sammy Pengally, from Visit Lincoln, said: “The idea is that people discover what is in their own city and shout about it to their friends and family which will make more people visit Lincoln. I just hope they get a realisation of how great Lincoln is as a city.”

What is English tourism week?

English tourism week runs from March 30 until April 7 and is an annual celebration of English tourism which hopes to inspire people to visit. The week showcases the quality and breadth of England, as well as raising awareness of the value and enormous contribution it makes to the UK economy.  The tourism industry is currently worth £126bn to Britain’s economy and is the seventh largest export industry.

LSJ News reporter Daniel Sharpe speaks to Sammy Pengally about the weekend.