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Steep Hill

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Address: Steep Hill, Lincoln, England
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Walked down & up this street with our 11 year old son. It's significantly easier on the way down. It's a beautiful street with lots of character & charm; from the beautiful... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked down & up this street with our 11 year old son. It's significantly easier on the way down. It's a beautiful street with lots of character & charm; from the beautiful buildings to the cobbled street it really is delightful.

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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's what it says on the tin - steep - and very steep in parts, but well worth the effort. The narrow, cobbled lane and quaint shops are a fitting approach to the historic castle and cathedral. Stop for breath at Browne's Pie Shop on the way up, or down.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having arrived mid afternoon we decided to walk to the guest house we were staying at. We walked through the town an found our way to the castle and then into ballingate that's when we noticed the gradual increase in gradiant ... It got steeper and steeper ... The hill is aptly named. Although a tough climb, especially pulling our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wear trainers. This place is stunning full of cute pubs, tea rooms, coffee shops and restaurants. On top of the hill there are the Cathedral and the castle as well. You cannot miss them!

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved our walk down Steep Hill over the cobbles and browsing in the numerous, quite quaint shops. We even managed the walk back up but going down, or up, is not for the faint hearted and you do need to be fairly fit. There is, however, a bus which does a circular tour of Lincoln which you can take... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a really lovely street with lots of interesting architecture. There are plenty of little individual boutique type shops and tea shops. The road lives up to it's name of Steep Hill,so be warned!

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The last time I walked up Steep Hill was over 20 years ago and it was hard going even then. So it was with some trepidation I passed through Stonebow Arch and started the climb. Was very grateful to use the seats halfway up the steepest section. Eventually made it to the top and was more than pleased to see... More 

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Driffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not for the unfit! Steep it sure is shops to pause and look around on the way up and down as hard as it is going up it's not really much easier coming down!

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This area of Lincoln in the historic Cathedral quarter is so quaint. It's cobbled streets, plentiful tea rooms and boutique shops make it a great place to visit. Quite and good for a leisurely wander. There's often buskers outside the tourist information centre which just add to the ambiance.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked up during a cyclist race. Steep but a very interesting one. Lovely shops and places to eat and drink on the way up . Take your time and enjoy what it offers. At the top you will find the beautiful cathedral. Well worth the walk or hike .

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