Lincoln’s open top bus tour arrives

Welcome to Lincoln: Michele Sims (L), Manager of the Lincoln Visitor Information Centre and Emma Tatlow (R), Manager of Visit Lincoln, show off the new bus

Just in time for Easter, the new Lincoln open top bus tour is ready to take on a city trek locals and tourists alike from Friday, April 6.

The bus service will operate from Good Friday until the end of October 2012, weekends and bank holidays only, and daily during July and August.

The first tour leaves Lincoln Cathedral at 10am, while the last tour departs at 3pm.

You can hop on and off at any of the tour’s 12 stops, which include the cathedral, Northgate, Museum of Lincolnshire Life, The Lawn, Brayford waterfront, the University of Lincoln, the St Marks Shopping centre and the train station.

View a map of the tour’s 12 stops and attractions

The tour has live commentary, and tickets for adults cost £10, £4 for children, £25 for a family or £50 for a big family.

Emma Tatlow, Manager of Visit Lincoln, said: “It’s been some years now since Lincoln had an open tour bus, so we’re hopeful visitors to the city will use the service, as well as residents.

“You get quite a different view of the city from the top of a double-decker, and the guides have a very entertaining script for the routes.

“The guides have come up with all sorts of interesting facts, including why Lincolnshire residents are called yellowbellies, and the first houses to be numbered in Lincoln.”

Tickets for the Lincoln open top bus tour are available from the Lincoln Visitor Information Centre in Castle Square and various outlets across the city.

Emma Tatlow has a go at driving the tourist double-decker with Michele Sims as the tour guide