Lincoln Welcomes Writers!
For those of you thinking of making the journey to Lincoln for The Writers’ Conference 2020, Lincoln is a beautiful city, full of history and culture, and there is easy access from Derby, Leicester and Nottingham (with return trains available for less than £20 – details below).
Why not make a weekend of it?
The city has a thriving literary community, with the Lincoln Book Festival and wonderful indie booksellers Lindum Books. But there is lots more to discover and enjoy in the city, and we invite you to discover this hidden gem of our region.
Visit Brayford Waterfront with alfresco dining, waterside bars and boat trips along the inland harbour.
Or enjoy the cobbled streets of Cathedral Quarter – where boutique shopping and independent tea rooms compliment historic Lincoln Castle (built in the reign of William the Conqueror) and the cathedral itself.
If you fancy something different, head to Cultural Quarter, with The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln Drill Hall Theatre and an eclectic range of shops and charity stores.
An off-peak return ticket is roughly:
From Nottingham £18.50
From Derby £18.20
From Leicester £20.90
If you are driving to the event, why not team up with some other local writers and carpool. Share the costs and help save the planet in the bargain. There are also apps, such as blablacar, where you can find someone going in your direction (please note, that we want you to stay safe, so make sure you follow the safety advice of any apps you download).
If you’re thinking of making a weekend of it, there is a good range of hotels in the city centre. We had a look at a few and found a room for as little as £45 at Travelodge Lincoln City Centre.
There is also the Holiday Inn, which is very close to the venue.