Discover Lincoln Free Walking Tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Natalia
Registered on June 09, 2020

Hello! I'm Alex, a long time tour guide and history PhD candidate with experience at multiple historic sites around the UK. I began GuruWalk tours in Oxford, however I'm now back in my home county of Lincolnshire and excited to tell you about its history and culture. Discover Oxford Tours will soon be relaunched under the stewardship of my trusted friend and colleague Natalia. Watch this space, or message me for details.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

In your Discover Lincoln free walking tour, I'll take you on a journey to discover the 5000-year story of one of England's most historic cities.
Uncover the Celtic origins of Lincoln, learn how it became one of the most important settlements in Roman Britain, and discover why the city's medieval citizens constructed the one-time tallest building in the world: Lincoln Cathedral.
Along the way, you'll meet some intriguing characters who made Lincoln their home over the centuries, including Flavius Helios, a Greek immigrant to Roman Britain, St Hugh of Avalon and his overprotective pet swan, and future President of Ireland Éamon de Valera who escaped from Lincoln Prison in 1919 using a novel disguise. 

The Tour includes free entry to The Collection museum. Entry to the Cathedral and or Castle and Magna Carta exhibit can be added at an extra cost, subject to availability.
Lincoln is renowned for its very steep hill (creatively called Steep Hill), so a reasonable level of fitness is required to complete the tour. Good walking footwear is also strongly recommended. Please contact me to discuss options if you have mobility issues.  

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  • Meeting point:
    1 Brayford Wharf E, Lincoln LN1 1YX, UK
    1 Brayford Wharf E, Lincoln LN1 1YX, UK
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    Outside the King William IV pub. I will be wearing trademark hat (see pictures)

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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INDIRA 07 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
El tour tenía mucha información y bien explicada, quizá un pelín largo, sobretodo la parte del museo, pero en general recomendable.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.