Living in Lincoln

A Fantastic Place to Work and Live

One of the world’s great historic cities, Lincoln is renowned for its fusion of old and new. It’s a wonderful place to live thanks to its affordable housing options, outstanding schools, and wide range of amenities and attractions.

Just a short walk away from our Brayford Pool Campus, you’ll find restaurants, cafes, and bars that overlook the beautiful marina area, while in the centre of Lincoln, you’ll be spoilt for choice with the eclectic mix of pubs and entertainment venues that are available. Lincoln also offers a great shopping experience – its high streets and side streets, including the newly developed Cornhill Quarter, are home to a range of independent and boutique stores alongside national brands and chains.

Our Historic City

Step back in time and take a trip up the aptly named Steep Hill, which is the gateway to the Lincoln’s historic Cathedral Quarter and Bailgate area, where character-filled streets are lined with quirky shops and enticing eateries. The area is home to Lincoln Cathedral, one of Europe’s most celebrated medieval buildings and finest examples of Gothic architecture, and Lincoln Castle, where you can walk in the footsteps of kings and see one of only four surviving originals of the 1215 Magna Carta.

Steep Hill in the centre of Lincoln

Living in Lincolnshire

The city of Lincoln is surrounded by beautiful countryside and scenery, ready to be discovered through country walks and cycle routes. Lincolnshire also boasts a variety of options for great days out. From historic houses and aviation heritage to seaside towns and festivals that take place each year, there's always plenty to do in one of England's largest counties. Here, our staff share their thoughts on what makes Lincolnshire a great place to live.

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Getting to Lincoln

Situated in the East Midlands, Lincoln’s central location allows for quick and easy access to and from London and a number of other major cities, including Nottingham, Sheffield, Leicester, and Hull.

Lincoln Central Railway Station is in the city centre, just a few minutes' walk from the PվƵ's Brayford Pool Campus. The station is fully accessible for wheelchair users and direct trains to London King's Cross take around two hours.

By road Lincoln can be reached via the A1 at Newark (A46) from the South and near Retford (A57) from the North. The city is 40 miles east of Nottingham on the A46 and 40 miles south of the Humber Bridge on the A15. 

You can find maps, travel information, and more details on our Getting to Lincoln page.


We know how important it is to make the process of relocating to the University to be as smooth as possible. We can help with various aspects, such as opening a bank account, arranging taxis, providing rental references, signposting to services, claiming your relocation expenses, as well as providing background information about the area. We have also partnered with Relocation Support Services to provide professional help with your move.

Aerial shot of the Brayford Pool Campus