Lincoln A Medieval Gem

2 nights starting from

  • Stay in the heart of lovely Lincoln

  • Lincoln Castle, Cathedral and Bishops’ Palace

  • Doddington Hall & Gardens

  • Newark Castle and National Civil War Centre

  • Two talks from entertaining historian, Julian Humphrys

This new tour explores one of England’s most under-rated medieval gems, Lincoln, in depth, looking at its Castle, Cathedral and Palace that offer a fascinating insight into medieval history, including the 800-year old Magna Carta. We will also visit Newark, a key site in the Civil War, all in the company of entertaining and inspiring historian, Julian Humphrys.

Available Departures


14 - July - 2021 Limited Availability Travel Info On Request

Provisional Timings

18 - August - 2021 £ 469.00 Travel Info Book Now

Provisional Timings


Day 1: Arrive independently at the White Hart Hotel, Lincoln from 15.00 
This evening there will be a welcome reception, private dinner with wine and a talk by Julian, ‘Magna Carta and the battle of Lincoln’.

Day 2:  Lincoln
A full day exploring Lincoln on foot from our hotel in the very centre of the city. We visit Lincoln Castle, which underwent a £22m restoration project in 2010, just under a thousand years after it was built by William the Conqueror in 1068. Sights here include the medieval wall walk that offers lovely views of the city, its Victorian Prison and the 1215 Magna Carta. Magna Carta enshrined the principle that the king had to act within the rule of law and became one of the most celebrated documents in history with enduring worldwide influence. Julian will explain more. We then enjoy a guided tour of the city’s magnificent Cathedral, which dates back to 1072 and was the tallest building in the world from 1311 until 1548. Time for lunch (not included) before we visit the 12th century Bishops Palace. Second talk from Julian, ‘The English Civil War’ and dinner at the hotel.

Day 3: Doddington Hall and Newark
We head out of Lincoln today, first to the Elizabethan house and gardens, Doddington Hall, designed by leading Elizabethan architect, Robert Smythson, dating back to 1595 and still a much-loved, lived-in family home with stunning interiors and glorious gardens. We continue to Newark, a key site in the Civil War to view its Castle, overlooking the River Trent and dating back to the 12th century. It is here that King John died on 18 October 1216. Then to the National Civil War Centre to learn more about this pivotal period in English history. Return to the hotel for approximately 17.00.

NB: Exact order of excursions may vary according to local conditions and tour manager's discretion.

Please note:
 Post tour extra nights are available at a supplement.

Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 40 passengers.


  • Two nights’ bed and breakfast at the White Hart Hotel, Lincoln, based on shared occupancy of a twin/double room
  • Welcome reception
  • First night three-course dinner with wine
  • Second night dinner at the hotel restaurant
  • All talks, guided tours and admissions
  • Coach touring itinerary and tour manager throughout


  • Transport to the hotel is not included
  • Single supplement
  • Holiday insurance
  • Room upgrades
  • Extra nights on bed and breakfast basis
  • Meals other than those stated 
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls etc 
  • Porterage and gratuities


White Hart Hotel, Lincoln

Located within the heart of Lincoln’s historic quarter with lovely views of the Cathedral, this traditional three-star hotel offers a bar, “Grille” restaurant and stylish, comfortable bedrooms with all modern amenities.

Parking: complimentary

Hotel Website

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Please note that all our UK tours start and finish at the relevant hotel.  

You can normally check in from 3pm onwards but hotels will always be happy to store your luggage if you arrive earlier in the day. 

For full details of how to get to the hotel, directions and the nearest train station, please click on the hotel website or call our office for details. These will also be sent automatically with your confirmation. 

The welcome reception and first evening dinner / talk will commence at about 7pm - full details will be sent with your joining instructions about 10 days prior to the arrival date. 

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