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  • 1 Cathedral Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    GB - Lincoln LN2 1PX

    The style of the first cathedral (1072-1092) was Norman throughout. It was re-roofed in 1141 following a fire. In 1185, Hugh of Avallon, a French monk, built the present Early English cathedral following an earthquake which virtually destroyed the or..

  • 2 High Bridge Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. High GB - Lincoln LN12

    Medieval, though much restored, the Witham flows through its Norman arches (the "Glory Hole") and beneath the half-timbered houses on the bridge itself. Upriver is Brayford Pool, Lincoln's medieval port and downriver are two historic inns, ..

  • 3 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Interesting

    Museums and art

    rd. Dogdyke GB - Coningsby LN4 4SY

    On the aerodrome, the memorial, initially called Historic Aircraft Flight and founded in 1957 was intended to preserve the famous planes used during World War Two. In the hangars, you can see five Spitfires, two Hawker Hurricanes (one was repaired af..

  • 4 Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    rd. Sleaford GB - Tattershall LN4 4LR

    Built by Lord Ralph Cromwell, Lord Treasurer and veteran of Agincourt, it more resembles a leisure castle than and English castle from the 15C, announcing the Renaissance that was an exterior sign of wealth, like Oxburgh Hall. The castle is nonethele..

  • 5 Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Castle Hill GB - Lincoln LN1 3AA

    Nothing remains of the Norman keep or the wooden stockade built by William the Conqueror. This defensive tower was used for public hangings in the 19C. The Crown Court (1822-1826) is at the west end of the complex.

  • 6 Jew's House Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    15 The Strait GB - Lincoln LN2 1JD

    The house and its beautifully designed Norman windows, doorway and original chimney buttress dates from 1170. The adjoining Jew's Court was once used as a synagogue.

  • 7 Usher Gallery Interesting

    Museums and art

    Danes Terrace GB - Lincoln LN2 1LP

    The gallery was financed from a legacy by James Ward Usher to house his collections of 16-19C miniatures, 17 and 18C French and English clocks, porcelain, glassware and personal objects. There is also an impressive coin collection. A room is devoted ..

  • 8 Doddington Hall Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    GB - Doddington LN6 4RU

    Built by Robert Smythson, the Hall is late-Elizabethan, E-shaped and outward looking, abandoning the traditional internal courtyard. With the exception of the Parlour, the interior was fully refurbished in 1764 by Thomas Lumby, a local builder. The s..

  • 9 Collegiate of the Holy Trinity

    Religious buildings

    A153 GB - Tattershall LN4 3LR

    From the car park at the castle entrance, the visitor goes along the collegiate of the Holy Trinity, erected at Cromwell's request after his death. This Perpendicular style building is one of the largest parish churches in the area. In the left wing ..

  • 10 Cathedral Precinct

    Religious buildings

    Priorygate GB - Lincoln LN2 1PL

    It contains two marvels: the Bishop's Old Palace and the Vicar's Court (1300-1400). Built on the plateau's slopes, the ruined palace reflects the grandeur of Lincoln's medieval prelates. The East Hall is Norman and the West Hall, built by St Hugh, Ea..

  • 11 Castle Hill

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Castle Hill GB - Lincoln LN1 3AA

    The street, which is lined by houses dating from the 16 to the 19C links the 14C Exchequer Gate to East Gate leading to the castle.

  • 12 Aaron the Jew's House

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Michaelgate GB - Lincoln LN1 3BT

    This house was built about 1170 at around the same time as the Jews' House. It has a fine, restored Norman window. Aaron, one of the most prosperous bankers in England, never actually lived here.

  • 13 Stonebow

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. High GB - Lincoln LN12

    Stonebow is a replacement of an earlier 14C gate, built on the site of the southernmost Roman gate. The east range is late 14C, the west early 16C. The gate and Guildhall a little further up were built in the 15C. The niches in the two towers flankin..

  • 14 Museum of Lincolnshire Life

    Museums and art

    rd. Burton GB - Lincoln LN1 3LY

    Housed in the former barracks of the Royal Lincolnshire Militia is an interesting display on everyday life in the past two centuries, using authentic re-creations of houses, craftsmen's workshops and stores, and an exhibition of farm and other vehicl..

  • 15 The Lawn

    Museums and art

    rd. Union GB - Lincoln LN1 3BJ

    The buildings and grounds of Lincoln's former psychiatric hospital (1820), later known as the Lawn Hospital, now contain an exhibition on the work of the hospital, the history of squadrons 50 and 61, and the Sir Joseph Banks Conservatory, a small hot..

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