No Medieval Christmas Market in Lincoln this year

Restoration works at the Bishops’ Palace mean the Medieval Christmas Market will not feature in Lincoln festivities this week.

The Lincoln Christmas Market, which returns for the 36th year across four days from Thursday, December 6, has for many years included a traditional Medieval market within the old palace grounds.

Visitors would have the opportunity to meet traders dressed in authentic clothing selling handmade goods including leatherwork, jewellery, baskets, candles and food & drink.

Sections of the Lincoln Medieval Bishops’ Palace was closed to visitors last year due to conservation work, meaning the market will not take place this year.

English Heritage said at the time: “Valerian plants which have grown on the walls have grown very quickly and unsettled some of the limestone”, kickstarting a wider investigation into the building and the grounds’ conservation.

Check out The Lincolnite’s complete guide to the 2018 Lincoln Christmas Market to find out more about what to expect at the event this year.