Finding Us

Lincoln – the beautiful majestic cathedral city is the hidden gem of the East of England

Home to one of the finest examples of Gothic cathedrals in Europe and a near – perfectly formed castle built by William the Conqueror, Lincoln is a fabulous destination to host your event.

With numerous bars, restaurants and quirky cafes, excellent shopping facilities and over 1,000 hotel beds, Lincoln has everything you need to host a memorable conference, exhibition or outdoor event. What’s more, this small but perfectly formed city is probably a lot closer than you can imagine, with good road, rail and air links.

As you visit for the first time don’t be surprised if get a feeling of déjà-vu. Lincoln has featured in some very famous Hollywood blockbusters including ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and the ‘Young Victoria’ and TV drama Downton Abbey!

How to find us

We are located four miles North of Lincoln, from the A46 Lincoln by-pass. The main entrance to the Showground is at Gate 1, immediately off the A15. Our postcode is LN2 2NA.

  • 20 minutes to the A1.
  • 15 minutes by road to Lincoln Central Train Station, with a 25 minute train journey to the East Coast Main Line at Newark North Gate Station, or 30 minutes by road from Lincolnshire Showground to Newark. The train journey from Newark to London Kings Cross is less than 90 minutes.
  • 15 minutes from Lincoln Central Bus Station.
  • The Showground is serviced by bus 103, Lincoln – Scunthorpe, for timetables click here.
  • 10 minutes to the historic City of Lincoln, with attractions including the Cathedral District and Brayford Waterfront.

Transport Links

Sharing journeys saves money, reduces emissions and is fun! Find yourself a CarBUDi, BikeBUDi, WalkBUDi or a TaxiBUDi. It is completely free to join and use.

Traveline East Midlands

For information on all local public transport options.

Telephone Enquiries: 0871 200 22 33.

Public Bus Services to the Lincolnshire Showground

The Showground is serviced by bus 103, Lincoln - Scunthorpe, for timetables click here.

National Rail Enquiries

National Rail Enquiries: 08457 48 49 50
TrainTracker™: 0871 200 49 50
TrainTracker™ Text – text station name to: 8 49 50
National Rail Enquiries from overseas (international rates apply): +44(0)20 7278 5240
National Rail Enquiries Textphone (for customers with hearing imparements): 0845 60 50 600

Airport Links

Robinhood Airport approx 50 minutes, 30 miles
East Midlands Airport approx 1hour 20 minutes, 53 miles
Leeds Bradford Airport approx 1hour 40 minutes, 84 miles
Manchester Airport approx 2hours, 95 miles