The IBCC opened to the public for the first time on the 30th January 2018. The site includes the UK's tallest War Memorial, The Spire, which stands out on Lincoln's skyline at 31.09m tall, the same height as the wingspan of a Lancaster Bomber.
The Spire is surrounded by curved walls which carry the names of 57,871 men and women who gave their lives whilst in the service of Bomber Command during WW2. The Spire is set in 10 acres of landscaped peace gardens, one which represents Lincolnshire's contribution to the war and one that recognizes the involvement of 62 nations in Bomber Command.
The Chadwick Centre provides all our visitor facilities and hosts three exhibition galleries covering our core themes of Recognition, Remembrance and Reconciliation. There is also an education suite and facilities for corporate hospitality.
Children's trails and craft sessions available. The site is free to visit but tickets are needed to gain access to the Exhibition.
It's always good to know you're not staying far from tasty food and refreshing drinks! Here are a few suggestion based on the proximity.
The Botanist in Lincoln is a secret garden full of botanically-inspired food and drink. Inside, you’ll find an amazing selection of botanical cocktails, craft beers and ales, and wines from around the world.
The food selection is a fresh take on pub classics and home comforts, along with dishes inspired by the deli, rotisserie and grill – and our famous hanging kebabs.
The venue features a ground floor bar and first floor restaurant, along with an outside seating area and a small private dining room.
Cosy Clubs celebrate the joys of relaxed dining, drinking and lounging in a fabulous, welcoming setting. From a lazy breakfast to family lunch or a night out in your glad rags.
Think mansion splendour meets village hall eccentricity.
The magnificent menus veer happily from brunches and light salads to comfort food classics, from fine coffees and mocktails to some of the finest cocktails know to all!
An authentic, family-run coffee bar bringing Italian coffee culture to Lincoln. Serving freshly made biscotti, pastries, gelato, pizza & different lunch specials each day. They are open late for private parties and functions for up to 30 people.
Visiting Bar Unico, you'll feel like you're on holiday. The staff are friendly, welcoming, and happy to help. The food is noticably homemade with the fresh taste and attention to detail. You won't be disappointed.
Why not make it more than a day in Lincoln and find a cosy place to stay? Here are a few possibilities close by.
Ashlin Farm Barns offers 5 luxury holiday cottages, each with their own private hot tub for 10 people, only 5 miles from Lincoln, secluded in beautiful countryside.
Each of the 5 luxurious and spacious holiday cottages, comfortably accommodates 10 people in 5 en-suite bedrooms. Situated just 5 miles from the bustling Cathedral city of Lincoln, the barns are a perfect base for exploring Lincolnshire, the Wolds and the nearby coast. Stroll down our peaceful country lane to the wild flower meadow, woodland and nature reserve. At the end of the day, curl up in front of the log burner or relax in your very own hot tub.
Whether you are looking for group holidays, family holidays or girly weekend getaways, Ashlin Farm Barns is the perfect place for you to celebrate your special occasions with family and friends.
The Old Palace Lodge sits in the shadows of Lincoln Cathedral and is unique Church, converted into sixteen comfortable classic rooms, master rooms and a grand suite.
It is the perfect location to visit the ancient city of Lincoln where guests can visit the Castle, many independent shops, bars and restaurants. The Church is hidden just off our Steep Hill, amongst the cobbled streets.
The lodge blends traditional features, such as the beautiful stained-glass windows, with modern facilities in each room. It shows every bit of luxury with the added wow factor to the rooms.
The design of the rooms is cosy, yet spacious at the same time, giving you the perfect balance. Each room has a different theme, with a rich atmosphere in the air. The rooms offer great value for money, with breakfast and parking all included in the rates. The lodge is every bit of luxury any guest could wish for whilst visiting the historical City of Lincoln.
Breakfast provides a continental style buffet and a locally sourced hot breakfast menu. The breakfast room is sited in the main chapel and has the most amazing stained-glass windows in Lincoln.
There is a comfortable lounge for guests to relax after a busy day exploring Lincoln and a 24-hour reception to assist guests.
If you want something a bit different, The Old Palace Lodge is exactly the place for you.
A warm welcome awaits you at Creston Villa, where Iain and Anna will endeavour to make your stay in Lincoln as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Creston Villa offers the highest level of bed and breakfast accommodation with spacious rooms, decorated to the most taseful of standards. Everything is provided from hairdryers to toiletries and filtered water for your tea and coffee. Should you have a particular need we will do our best to help.
Car parking is provided for all our guests and if travelling by bus or train we are delighted to offer a pick up and drop off service at your Lincoln arrival point (subject to availability).