Destination: Lincoln

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Small historic Cathedral city with a large part in British history.

Lincoln

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Introducing Lincoln


Lincoln is a beautiful town of Celtic origin, and one of the richest cities in Britain during the sixteenth century due to the fabrics and garments they produced. The main attraction in Lincoln is of course its outstanding and beautiful cathedral but that's not all that's on offer here. The region has many beautiful natural features making it a wonderful centre for nature lovers as well as historians. The area has a wealth of fascinating museums dedicated to everything from its Aviation history to its place of significance in British history. The region does of course have another claim to fame – the rich Christian heritage which it's many sites and houses have played a significant role in. The region was the birthplace of the Baptist, Methodist and AOG (Pentecostal) churches which are now International denominations.

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Region: Central England

Time to spend here: 1/2 - 1 day

More Information: www.visitlincoln.com

What's nearby? Nottingham, Peak District

What transport do you recommend? Central Lincoln is small and easy to navigate on foot.

Did you know? One of the original survivng copies of the Magna Carta has been housed here since it was sealed? It travelled to Fort Knox to be kept safe in WW2!

What can I see in and around Lincoln?


Lincoln Cathedral

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The seat of the Bishop of Lincoln in the Church of England, this cathedral was the tallest building in the world for 238 years, until the fall of its main spire in 1549. It played a significant role in English history and houses one of the earliest surviving copies of the Magna Carta.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Lincoln Castle

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This well-preserved Norman castle was built by William the Conqueror in 1068, after the Battle of Hastings. It was used as a court and a prison and nowadays it houses one of the original Magna Carta copies.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Museum of Lincolnshire Life

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Located in an older barrack built in 1857 for the Royal North Lincoln Militia, the Museum of Lincolnshire Life's collection reflects and celebrates the culture of Lincolnshire and its people from 1750 to the present day. In addition, it houses a real World War One tank named "Flirt" and offers different exhibitions and interactive galleries.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Collection Museum

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An interesting archaeology museum, the Collection offers many historic exhibitions from the Stone Age to the Medieval era, as well as multimedia tour guides with images, audio clips and games to learn about the city and its history.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Usher Gallery

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One of the most important, curious and instructive art museums in Lincoln; the Usher Gallery is located within the Collection Museum and hosts different collections of watches, miniatures, porcelain and silver, originally created by James Ward Usher. This museum was officially opened in 1927 with a solid gold key by the Prince of Wales.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Whisby Natural World Centre

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Located just 5 miles from Lincoln, Whisby Nature Park is a Local Nature Reserve owned and managed by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. Here you can find lots of activities for all the family, enjoy nature walks by a lake or in the woodland and mewdows, different exhibitions from local artists, workshops, and an exciting adventure area for the kids.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Gainsborough Old Hall

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Built in 1460 by Sir Thomas Burgh, Gainsborough Old Hall is one of the best preserved medieval manor houses in England, a hidden gem in Lincolnshire. Inside the many wonders include the impressive Great Hall, its original medieval kitchen, its different rooms and ghost corridor and original brick built tower.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

Doddington Hall

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Built between 1593 and 1600 by Robert Smythson and located in the West of Lincoln, Doddington Hall is a beautiful Elizabethan mansion with walled courtyards where many events for children and adults are celebrated. There you can also enjoy a cup of tea or a homemade plate of fresh lunch in its restaurants and find the hidden ghost in its walls.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

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