A girl stands in West Common, Lincoln

I’ve been back living here for over six months now and I think it’s one of the prettiest places in the UK. It’s the cosiest blend of village and seaside-style city and it’s been upping my Instagram game since I set foot here – here are my picks for the best photo spots in Lincoln.

There are spots all over the city that are perfect for outfit photos, scenic shots and tourist snaps. It fills me with inspiration every time I get a chance to roam and ever since I spent three years here for university in 2009 to 2012 I’ve been telling everyone who will listen how amazing it is. When I walk down the street here, and the sun is out, I get a feeling in the pit of my stomach I can’t quite put my finger on.

There are so many great photo spots in Lincoln, but these are some of my favourites:

A girl with auburn hair looks back at the camera on Lincoln High St, UK

Lincoln High Street

The High Street has a strange collection of old-fashioned buildings sat next door to modern architecture but it’s unusual in that the River Witham runs directly through and under it.

Lincoln Cathedral

Probably the most well-known spot for photos in the city is the Cathedral. Because it’s at the top of a hill it towers over the rest of the city and you can see it for miles. It was once the tallest building in the world and if you graduate from the University of Lincoln, like I did, your graduate will be here – making for some of the most picturesque graduation pictures you’ve ever seen.

A girl walks towards Lincoln Castle, UK, with her back turned to the camera

Lincoln Castle

Sat at the top of the hill opposite the Cathedral is the Castle. The Castle grounds are nearly always free to enter, meaning you can stroll through the courtyard and get some pictures without paying a penny

A girl sits on Steep Hill, Lincoln, UK

Steep Hill

It does what it says on the tin! Impressively steep and suitably tiring, Steep Hill is lined with quaint little shops you might find at the seaside and cafes and pubs alike. It might be a trek, but it’s well worth it for the perfect picture

West Common

West Common is, well, to the west of the city. It offers sprawling views of the Cathedral and the houses lining the top of the city. It’s also just a generally nice place to pop to for a walk or a picnic and there are horses roaming the fields

A girl poses on Brayford Pool, Lincoln, UK

Brayford Pool

The pool is the place to go for food. It’s filled to bursting with chain restaurants and overlooked by numerous high rises that have popped up in recent years. The Student Union building on the opposite side of the pool also offers a multi-coloured light panel which makes for great evening cityscape shots

There is nowhere quite like picturesque Lincoln.

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