Tourism centre extending opening hours

Lincoln’s Visitor Information Centre (VIC) in Castle Hill will have longer opening hours this summer, allowing people extra time to pop in for brochures, mini-maps and souvenirs.

From July 23 to September 4, 2011 the centre will be open between 10am and 4.30pm. It will also open on Sundays from 10am to 4pm.

Visitors to the city, and residents, can buy the new Visit Lincoln Pass, which entitles them to visit Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln Castle and Lincoln Medieval Bishops’ Palace at a discounted price.

Single passes cost £12–a saving of £4.40 on normal entry prices–and a Family Pass for up to five people is £35. It can be used for multiple entries to the attractions over a three-day period.

Visitors buying the passes can also use them to claim discounts on guided walking tours, and goods bought in the Visitor information Centre, the Museum of Lincolnshire Life and The Collection gift shops.

Michele Sims, VIC Manager, said: “We are pleased to announce that we will be staying open for longer during the traditional schools holidays and we look forward to welcoming more visitors than ever to our attractive city.

“As well as being able to buy their cost-effective Visit Lincoln Passes, people will find a wealth of information in our centre, including a new range of souvenirs, including locally-made foods.”

Source: Lincoln BIG | Photo: Canonmanwhocan