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Lincoln is a cathedral city in the east Midlands region. It is the county town of Lincolnshire and often described as a quintessentially English destination, complete with cobbled street and medieval architecture fit for a Harry Potter film set.

The city dates back to the first century BC and its name is thought to date back to the word Lindon, which in the Iron Age meant the pool, presumed to refer to Brayford Pool. It was later Latinised by the Romans to Lincoln.

Lincoln's two famous landmarks - Lincoln Castle and cathedral - are both thought to date back to the post Norman Conquest era, when William I ordered the building of both structures, which today tower over the city and attract tourists from around the country.

While Lincoln's heritage has one foot firmly in the past, its other foot is moving into very much in the 21st century. The city has a wide range of modern amenities and the Brayford Waterfront and inland marina have both been developed to cater for visitors' everyday retail and leisure needs.

Lincoln location

Motorists travelling to Lincoln from the south can take the A15 from Peterborough, the A57 from Sheffield or the A15 going north to Scunthorpe.

There are regular bus services to nearby cities, such has Hull and Sheffield, and the city has a modern train station with good and regular transport links.

The nearest airport is Humberside, which has connections to a wide range of domestic and international hubs for visitors to enjoy.

Why Visit Lincoln?

Lincoln has something for everyone. History fans can spend time pouring over Lincoln Castle, which was used for 900 years as a court and prison and remains in good tact, with walks around the grounds providing great views of the city.

Meanwhile, Lincoln Cathedral is nearly 1,000 years old and is one of the country's best-preserved examples of medieval architecture.
The city also boasts a rich performing arts culture for visitors to enjoy. The Theatre Royal's rococo interior is host to a variety of shows, from pantomimes to puppeteers, while Lincoln Drill Hall has shed its military background to play host to acts like the Rolling Stones. For a younger crowd, the Engine Shed has the latest up and coming bands to be enjoyed.

Furthermore, during the festive season Lincoln hosts what is billed as the biggest Christmas market in Europe.


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