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The cathedral city of Lincoln is the county town of Lincolnshire in England. Lincoln’s earliest origins go back to Iron Age settlement remains of round wooden dwellings that were found by archaeologists in 1972. These remains have been dated back to the 1st century BC. It is not known how large this original settlement was as the remains are now buried deep below the lat...Read more
Said by many to be a hidden treasure, Lincoln is often referred to as the best small city in Europe. It offers all the vibrancy and life of a city, highly respected universities and colleges and a long history. Visitors never fail to be impressed by this city, its stunning Cathedral and Castle. Lincoln Castle, where the Cathedral’s copy of the Magna Carta is housed, has 18...Read more
One of the best-known and loved events in Lincoln is the Lincolnshire Show. This two-day show, held annually in June, offers plenty to see, do and take part in. Staged at a 200-acre showground known as the Lincolnshire Events Centre and owned by the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, it brings you all that is best in agriculture, including livestock, equine competitions, disp...Read more
Lincoln is a tourist hot spot and the city’s many historic buildings are always popular with visitors. These include Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln Castle and the Medieval Bishop’s Palace. For almost 300 years Lincoln Cathedral was the world’s tallest building and it is packed with intricate detail.
5. Things To Do
You will never be short of things to do in Lincoln. As well as the numerous historic buildings this city has so much to offer. The Collection, which includes the Usher Gallery, contains over 2 million objects. Any material found in official archaeological digs in Lincolnshire becomes part of The Collection in time so it is growing all the time. Other things to do in Lincoln...Read more
Today Lincoln’s economy centres round commerce, public administration, arable farming and tourism. Many of the city’s industrial giants ceased production in the city a long time ago, which has left large warehouse-style buildings empty. As in many cities these buildings have been refurbished for other uses, such as offices, gyms and apartments.
Lincoln is located in the middle of Lincolnshire and by road can be accessed by the A1 and A46 east from Newark, the A57 east from Sheffield, the A15 south from M180 Scunthorpe and Hull, the A15 north from Sleaford and the A46 south from Grimsby. If you are travelling by rail Lincoln Central station has mainline connections from Newark. Regional connections from Lincoln inclu...Read more
If it’s laughs you are after then the Lincoln Comedy Festival, run over seven days in October, is definitely the event for you. Held at different Lincoln venues, this festival brings you a collection of household names. In June there is the annual Lincolnshire Show to attend: here you are guaranteed entertainment aplenty.
9. Famous Landmarks
Lincoln Cathedral is a stunning landmark. The first Lincoln Cathedral was completed in 1092, being rebuilt after a fire only to be destroyed by an earthquake in 1185. The rebuilt Lincoln Minster, which was made bigger at each rebuilding, was quite magnificent; its crossing tower was crowned by a spire said to have been 160m high – the tallest in Europe. Once finished the c...Read more
10. Interesting Fact
Lincoln City was the first club managed by Graham Taylor, manager of the England national football team between 1990 and 1993.
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