Streets coming alive with colour ahead of Battle of Lincoln weekend

The city is gearing up for the exciting weekend ahead. Medieval-style flags and beautiful bunting is filling the streets with colour, hanging across buildings on Bailgate and High Street.

Lincoln BIG and its partner organisation Visit Lincoln are spreading the word about the 800th Anniversary of The Battle of Lincoln commemorations on Saturday, May 20.

The flags symbolise pride and celebrate the rich heritage of the city of Lincoln. People are encouraged to take pictures and share them on social media using the hashtag #BattleofLincoln.

For more information and to download the flag toolkit click the Visit Lincoln link here.

Saturday, May 20 also marks the launch of the Lincoln Knight’s Trail. Plinths weighting half a tonne have been placed around the city this morning.

On Steep Hill, one Knight is already perfectly positioned and ready for the weekend ahead.

See the full schedule for the week of celebrations here. 

Head of Visit Lincoln Lydia Rusling said: “Tourism is already worth a massive £190 million to Lincoln every year, but we remain ambitious to make it a top 10 UK destination which has a wealth of events and attractions to offer individuals, couples and families.

“It is vital to look at every element of the way in which we present Lincoln to potential tourists, whether they want to discover more of our history, our shopping offer, cultural attractions or are thinking of coming to study in the city.

“The designers of the 2017 branding were asked to make the street dressing designs eye-catching and vibrant, in support our city’s cultural expose in 2017.”