Visit Lincoln to enjoy the best of heritage and floral splendour this summer
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Between the 16th and 20thAugust 2012, Lincoln Cathedral will be transformed with thousands of blooms for its Olympic-inspired ‘Dreams of Gold’ Flower Festival. Whether visiting as a family, small group or coach-full, the festival and the City of Lincoln can guarantee a fantastic day out.
What could be more stunning than 130 floral arrangements set against the backdrop of one of the finest gothic cathedral’s in Europe? This awe-inspiring combination will celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic games from their beginnings in ancient Greece to the modern day. Displays will include a running track in the chapter house and a swimming pool in the cloister, plus depictions of cycling, sailing and equestrian sports! If the displays inspire you, then a new feature of this year’s event will be flower arranging workshops for visitors.
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Want to know more?
Flower Festival tickets are available on-line or from the cathedral shop (01522) 561644 . Adults £10, concessions £8, under 16s free. Group bookings of 12 or more: £7.20 per person. Details of other attractions and venues are shown on our Lincoln page.
Wednesday 15th August 2012
Experience this unique opportunity to view the amazing flowers and enjoy drinks and canapés. Sponsored and catered by:
Tickets £25.00 per person
7.30pm to 9.30pm
A special evening will be held on Friday 17thAugust as part of the Flower Festival. The ‘Musical Meander’ invites visitors to explore the cathedral in all its floral splendour whilst listening to an eclectic selection of live music from various performers. A lively and entertaining evening awaits all who attend.
Tickets £20.00 per person including wine and nibbles
7.30pm to 9.30pm
The Rt Rev’d Graeme Knowles, former Dean of St Paul’s, will be the guest preacher at the Festival Evensong on Sunday 19th August at 3.45.
Lincoln Farmers Market
Held on Castle Hill every 3rd Saturday of the month, the Farmer’s Market has a reputation for selling the best local produce. In August, the market will coincide with the Flower Festival on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th (open from 9am to 4pm) giving visitors the perfect excuse to indulge in Lincolnshire’s finest foods.
Food and drink
Within easy distance of the Cathedral is a varied choice of places to eat, with Mexican, Italian, French, Thai and English restaurants nearby offering everything from a quick snack to a formal dinner. The White Hart Hotel will be offering a number of special menu’s during the Flower Festival, we recommend booking before you visit..
Plenty to enjoy
Lincoln Cathedral sits in the ‘Bailgate’ at the heart of the City’s cultural quarter. This vibrant area of Lincoln is also home to the castle and several museums and attractions. Steep Hill, named in 2012 as the ‘Best Street in Britain’, links the Bailgate to the city centre and certainly lives up to its reputation! With its boutiques and unique shops it is a delight to stroll down, although many take advantage of the City Council’s electric powered uphill/downhill link bus to make their way back to the top!
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