Lincoln is a cathedral
city and county town of Lincolnshire.
Lincoln is situated in a gap in the Lincoln Cliff and is thus divided informally into two zones, known locally as 'uphill' and 'downhill', with uphill at 72.8 metres above sea level in the area near Lincoln Cathedral, and downhill at a height of 20.4 metres above sea level by the River Witham.
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Building commenced in 1088 and continued in several phases throughout the medieval period. It was reputedly the tallest building in the world for 238 years (1311–1549). The central spire collapsed in 1549 and was not rebuilt. The cathedral is the third largest in Britain (in floor space) after St Paul's and York Minster, being 484 feet (148 m) by 271 feet (83 m). It is Lincolnshire's largest building.
Hill is a popular tourist street in the historic city of
Lincoln. At the top of the hill is the entrance to Lincoln Cathedral
and at the bottom is Well Lane. The Hill consists of independent
shops, tea rooms and pubs. In 2011, Steep Hill was named "Britain's
Best Place" by the Academy of Urbanism. (Who?)
At its steepest point, the hill has a one in seven (14%) gradient.
Collection is the county museum and gallery for
Lincolnshire in England. It is an amalgamation of the Usher Gallery
and the City and County Museum. Lincoln consists of two parts, that
at the top of the cliff and that in the Witham valley.
The site of the collection is on the steep slope between the two and within the Roman colonia which linked the first century legionary fortress with the shipping and commerce in the river.
Lincoln Drill Hall
is a recently refurbished and modernised entertainment venue.
Theatre, comedy, music, dance, film, children's events, workshops, anything goes, rooms for hire.
Medieval Bishops Palace was once among the most important buildings in the country. The administrative centre of the largest diocese in medieval England, stretching from the Humber to the Thames, its architecture reflected enormous power and wealth. Explore the site as part of a day out in Lincoln. Guided by our audio tour, see the undercrofted East Hall and also the chapel range and entrance tower built by Bishop William Alnwick, who modernised the palace in the 1430s.