Lincoln

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Lincoln

Leave the Blue Bell site and take the signs for Lincoln, travelling down flat roads with farming land all around, go northwest on the B1188 towards Woodhall Spa. At the roundabout take the 1st exit B1191 and turn right on the B1189, then turn right on the B1188 and A15. Turn left onto the B1308 Clasketgate and park up for the day.

Lincoln is a Cathedral city and a county town and has a castle sited close by, the town centre is split by the river Witham. The north side is known as Down Hill, and the south side is known as Up Hill. Medieval buildings are plentiful with archways and narrow streets steeped in history.

Stroll into the city centre, take a left into the high street and cross over the medieval bridge, know as High bridge. It has a marvelous masonry arch with a medieval building standing on top of it with the river Witham flowing beneath.Turn down the side of the bridge and journey on the waterside via Brayford Wharf explore the small marina known as the Brayford Pool. It is the home of some houseboats and the largest gathering or mute swans in England.

Lincoln Hill

Lincoln Hill

High Bridge

High Bridge

Brayford Pool

Brayford Pool

Return back to the High Street and turn left to see the city centre and market, taking in the historic surroundings. Do a U-turn, come back over the bride though the magnificent archway and start to climb the narrow road towards the historic quarter of Bailgate. You pass the famous Jews house, one of the earliest extant houses in England, dating back to the mid 12th century. There was a thriving Jewish community in Lincoln until Edward I expelled all the Jews from England in 1290. Ahead is the Gothic design of the Cathedral. Enter and explore the detailed displays of carvings on the roofs and walls and study the local history and be amazed. Take the guided tour for a small fee but it is worth it and very educational.

Cathedral Interior

Cathedral Interior

Lincoln Jews House

Jews House – Bailgate

Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral