Lincoln is quite possibly the best small city in Europe.
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Lincoln combines the vibrancy of a city with highly rated universities and colleges with a history than goes back to the Romans but with many of the centuries in between having something to say. Explore it on HeritageConnectLincoln.com.
You can visit Lincoln Castle home to the Cathedral’s copy of Magna Carta with its eighteenth and nineteenth century prisons and its chilling nineteenth century prison chapel. Nearby are the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, the Collection and the Usher Gallery. Not far away is Doddington Hall with its fascinating connection with the Cathedral through its first owner Tommy Taylor. Katherine Swynford wife of John of Gaunt, whose mortal remains lie in the Cathedral lived at Kettlethorpe only ten miles from Lincoln. The early Bishops lived in the Medieval Bishops Palace. Bishop Edward King (1890-1915) lived in the Old Palace where his chapel is still in use. Find out more from the Visitor Information Centre (01522 545458) or the Visit Lincoln website for the Visit Lincoln Pass / Explore Lincoln Pass / Tour Lincoln Pass. There is always plenty to entertain you.
The City offers a good selection of places to stay. You can find a full list on the Visit Lincolnshire Website. Here are some. If you want to wake to an incredible view of the Cathedral try the Lincoln Hotel or the White Hart, The Old Palace or the Cathedral View Guest House. Still near are the Charlotte House Hotel, St. Clement’s Lodge B&B. Down by the Brayford Pool you will find the Holiday Inn and the DoubleTree by Hilton. Further afield there is Washingborough Hall, Petwood Hotel and Canal View B&B , but there are many others on the Visit Lincolnshire site.
There are some great places to eat as the Guardian reports.
The Lincolnshire Events Centre offers great facilites for big events.
The Bailgate Area has some great independent boutique shops, bars, pubs and restaurants. Downhill, and Lincoln is on a hill – Steep Hill in Lincoln has been awarded the title of the greatest street in Britain – you will find a well-stocked High Street and much more.
In March 2011 Lincoln just missed being short-listed as a World Heritage Site.
A re-submission will be made emphasising the city as whole with its heritage from Roman times through the Norman Castle and Gothic Cathedral to the Eighteenth century Cathedral Close and Debtors’ Prison and to the city’s Victorian industrial footprint. Ruston boilers heated the world at one time, to say nothing of the city producing the first tanks and heavy machinery. The Dambusters flew from RAF Scampton just outside the city. Follow the link for more about Lincoln Cathedral and Aviation.Support Our Cathedral
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