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Destination: Lincoln Tours

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Description: Small historic Cathedral city with a large part in British history.
Region: Central England
Pronounced: lin-k'n
Time to spend here: 1/2 - 1 day
Historical townparty people
Lincoln, Central England
LeedsCity of 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.  

Local Activities
Lincoln Cathedral
Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln
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Royal Armouries 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 survivng copies of the Magna Carta.
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Castle, Lincoln
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Royal Armouries 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.
Museum of Lincolnshire Life
Museum of Lincolnshire Life
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Royal Armouries It’s located in an older barrack built in 1857 for the Royal North Lincoln Militia and its 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. .
The Collection
The Collection, Lincoln
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Royal Armouries An interesting archaeology museum, The Collection offers many historic exhibitions, talks, events and multimedia tour guides with images, audio clips and games to learn about the city and its history.
The Usher Gallery
The Usher Gallery, Lincoln
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Royal ArmouriesOne of the most important, curious and instructive art museums in Lincoln; the Usher Gallery 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.
What can I see in the area?
Whisby Natural Park & Natural World Centre
Whisby Park, Lincolnshire
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Royal Armouries Whisby Nature Park is 5 miles from Lincoln city; it’s a Local Nature Reserve owned and managed by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, where you can find a lot of activities for all the family and children, different exhibitions from local artists, workshops and talks.
Gainsborough Old Hall
Gainsborough Old Hall, Lincolnshire.
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Royal Armouries 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 its original brick built tower.
Doddington Hall
Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire
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Built between 1593 and 1600 by Robert Smythson and located in the West of Lincoln, 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.

Multi-attraction Passes Recommended for this destination:
CADW Pass
National Trust Pass

National Trust pass
CADW Pass
English Heritage Pass

English Heritage pass
This is a great base for exploring:
Nottingham, Peak District
Transport options in this area: 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!
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