February 2, 2012 9.27 am This story is over 141 months old

Lincoln open top bus tour returns

Tourist attraction: An open top bus tour of Lincoln, which last operated in 2004, will return from Easter.

The old Lincoln open top bus tour

An open top bus tour of Lincoln, which last operated in 2004, will return on April 6.

The open top tour bus will operate for 110 days from Easter (three-day weekend), May Bank Holiday, for the Jubilee, daily between July 1 and September 2, and at weekends until the end of October.

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

Lincoln BIG chief executive Matt Corrigan said: “The original service was popular, but it had to be withdrawn at the end of 2004 because the Stagecoach vehicle used at that time needed replacing and there were other financial issues which made it difficult to continue.

“We still have to finalise the exact route for the tour bus, but it will take in the most vibrant and interesting areas of the city and attractions, including Lincoln Cathedral, Bailgate, the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, the Castle, The Lawn, High Street, Brayford and the St Mark’s areas,” he added.

The open top bus tour is also an opportunity for would-be city guides to step forward, said Michele Sims, Lincoln’s Visitor Information Centre Manager:

“We are now looking for entertaining, knowledgeable and professional guides, but they have to be available during the operation of the bus, on Saturdays and Sundays from April to October and all week during July and August, plus occasional hire and private tours.

“They must also be prepared to work as a part of a team on a rota basis and also be flexible enough to guide for special events and private bookings too.

“We are also looking for interesting anecdotes for the bus commentary and if anyone has ideas about stories or quirky facts about colourful people from Lincoln’s past, we would love to hear from them.”

— The first tours begin on April 6, and tickets can be purchased from the Visitor Information Centre in Castle Square. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £4 for children, and family tickets start at £25.

Source: Lincoln BIG