Lincoln in United Kingdom
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Lincoln sits on the A46 between Newark (England)|Newark and Grimsby and at the southern end of the A15. Lincoln is surrounded my minor roads and Lincolnshire itself has no motorways. The central area of Lincoln consists of narrow one-way roads and pedestrianised areas so driving is not recommended. The St. Marks shopping centre has ample parking, and there is a multi-storey car park in the centre of town, near the University and Brayford Pool.
A seasonal Christmas Market Park and Ride service is available and the easiest way to get to the Market. See National Park and Ride Directory
Lincoln is served by trains from Grimsby and Newark (England)|Newark. Newark (England)|Newark is on the East Coast Main Line with fast links to London. Generally, rail journeys are fairly punctual, if a bit uncomfortable. Certain services from Nottingham to Lincoln may be only a single carriage and may be very crowded. Central Trains, the train operator is working on this problem and say that the public should see improvements in the service shortly.
Lincoln is located close to three UK airports. *Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield-A direct train from Doncaster to Lincoln is available. *Humberside Airport-The airport is located near to Barnetby village with a train station running direct trains to Lincoln Central Station *East Midlands Airport
The easiest way to get around central Lincoln is on foot. The city is small and compact with services no significant distance from any one place. The main High Street is only a minute's walk away from the Railway station and the bus station is practically on the High Street (only if you're a thirty foot legged giant). One can walk from the Eastern most end of Lincoln to the western end at a very leisurely pace in around one hour.
Although there are bus services, these are generally for journeys from the south of Lincoln and North Hykeham to the North of Lincoln.
There are also many minicab firms in the city that would be able to drive you to any location in Lincoln. Prices are charged on a zone system and all minicab firms are regulated by the Lincoln City Council. People are advised not to use unlicensed minicabs. Persons soliciting customers are committing a criminal offence and unlicensed minicabs are not properly insured in the event of injury to passengers or property.
There are two car hire places, one on the Outer Circle Road (Enterprise), with the other being Hertz behind the Marriott hotel.
Lincoln sits on the River Witham and is proudly served by the Fossdyke Navigation, a Roman-built canal which links its waterways to the River Trent. There is a service that operates from the Brayford Pool opposite the ODEON cinema, called the Brayford Belle, where for a small fee, will take you on a guided tour of Lincoln and its surrounding areas. Alternatively, you may hire a small motor boat for £20 an hour. These boats however, are generally slow and very small.