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A Snapshot into.. Lincoln

  • August 10, 2020

Lincoln is a Cathedral City and the county town of Lincolnshire - one of the UK's largest counties. Part of the East Midlands, Lincolnshire sits on the East coast of England, to the north of Norfolk and the south of Yorkshire - nestled between the Humber and the Wash. Lincoln is an ideal destination: offering an experience rich in history combined with independent boutique shopping, great arts and culture and a wealth of places to eat and drink. The city is surrounded by beautiful countryside ready to be explored with walks and cycle routes, where you'll find quaint market towns, beautiful scenery, and aviation history. The estimated population of the City at current is 99,000.

The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is situated in the county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of over 720,000 people. The Trust operates across 4 major Hospitals and a variety of other services across the community. More specifically, Lincoln County Hospital is a district general hospital serving the city of Lincoln and the North Lincolnshire area. It provides all major specialties and a 24-hour major accident and emergency service.

Facts About Lincoln

  • Lincoln is the only place in the world where you can find original copies of both the 1215 Magna Carta and the 1217 Charter of the Forest.
  • Lincoln Castle was built by William the Conqueror
  • The Fosse Dyke canal was built by the Romans to improve trading links from Lincoln. It is believed to be the oldest working canal in the country.
  • The largest air show in the UK – the Waddington Air Show – is held just outside Lincoln every year
  • Lincoln cathedral was once the tallest building in the world! - The central tower was topped with a spire, taking the total height to a reputed 525 feet (160 meters), until the spire collapsed during a storm in 1549.
  • Lincoln was a very important Roman town and has the only Roman arch in Britain under which traffic is still allowed to travel
  • Parts of the Da Vinci Code were filmed in the Chapter House at Lincoln Cathedral
  • The Victorian Prison at Lincoln Castle was featured in episodes of Downton Abbey

Cost of Living in Lincoln

Cost of Renting Accommodation per month

One-Bedroom Apartment in the City Centre


One-Bedroom Apartment outside of the City Centre


Three-Bedroom Apartment in the City Centre


Three-Bedroom Apartment outside of the City Centre



1ltr Petrol


One-Way Public Transport Ticket


Monthly Public Transport Ticket


1km Taxi Journey



Meal out for two in a local pub


Meal out for two in a mid-range restaurant, 3 courses


Cinema tickets for two people


One-month gym membership


Tennis court rental for 1 hour on the weekend


Beer 0.5ltr bottle


Coke/Pepsi 0.33ltr bottle




Time it Takes to Travel by Train from Lincoln to Cities in the UK:


Time it Takes to Travel


2 Hours 29 Minutes


6 Hours 26 Minutes


6 Hours 27 Minutes


3 Hours 48 Minutes


3 Hours 38 Minutes


4 Hours 17 Minutes


4 Hours 35 Minutes


6 Hours 10 Minutes

Education in Lincoln:

According to the information available on the government website, Lincoln is home to 35 Primary Schools and a further 12 Secondary Schools. To find out more information about term dates, applications, standards, curriculum and general education, visit the Lincolnshire County Council website here.

The City is also home to the University of Lincoln, rated in the top 20 Universities in the UK for overall student satisfaction. The University of Lincoln offers a wide variety of courses spanning the arts, science, social sciences, and business. It is home to a vibrant international community, and students from more than 100 countries choose the University for their studies.

Things to do in Lincoln:

Lincoln Castle

Built by William the Conqueror in 1068, Lincoln Castle has stood for hundreds of years as a symbol of power and seat of justice. Discover 1000 years of history Scale the heights of the Medieval Wall Walk, follow in the footsteps of prisoners in the Victorian Prison, and immerse yourself in the Magna Carta story. Here you can explore the grounds, visit the café and immerse yourself in tours/activities.


From high street retailers to independents and boutiques, Lincoln has a variety of different shopping areas. With over 300 shops and restaurants spread throughout the centre of the city, the High Street forms the central street of Lincoln's retail experience. Lincoln's independent shops and boutiques in the Cathedral Quarter offer a unique shopping experience on Bailgate or along Steep Hill and the Strait. Waterside Shopping Centre, situated in the heart of Lincoln, offers a great range of shops including top name retail brands and health and beauty stores. Additionally, St Marks Shopping Centre is an open air shopping centre at the south end of Lincoln's High Street, offering a fantastic range of fashion and homeware, gifts and toys.

Hartsholme Country Park

Barely three miles southwest of the city centre is a 200-acre park on a former country estate. Hartsholme is a Green Flag Award winning park containing Victorian landscaped gardens, a large reservoir, woodlands and grasslands. There is also a visitor centre, children’s play area, cafe and a three star rated Touring Park and campsite.  The Visitor Centre has exhibitions and interactive features on the wildlife and history of Hartsholme Country Park and neighbouring Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve.

Relocation to Lincoln:

If you’re an international doctor looking to relocate to Lincoln, or another location in the UK, please email your CV to [email protected] and we can support you in securing an NHS post and on your journey to relocate to the UK.

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