Lincoln has a catchy vibrancy you'll find in the Cathedral Quarter streets lined with half-timbered houses, farmers' and arts markets in city squares and marina bars bursting with conversation. The East Midlands city's cathedral isn't just famous for its mega-tall towers – the Norman building made it big in the Da Vinci Code film too. Read the small print of ancient times on the Magna Carta, safely stored in the city’s castle. Itchy feet? City walking tours uncover Lincoln's ghost stories and quaint tearooms, while boat trips lap past the trendy Brayford Waterfront.