Visiting Lincoln – Historic Places to visit in Lincoln

Posted on 8th January 2015

When staying at Greetham Retreat in any of our Lincolnshire holiday cottages or luxury self catering accommodation why not spend a day or two visiting the medieval city of Lincoln that has many historical sites and immerse yourselves in the long and colourful history of this fantastic city.

(The City of Lincoln has several many areas of interest including Cathedral Quarter, Cultural Quarter, Brayford Marina and the High Street.)

Lincoln Cathedral is one of Europe’s finest Gothic buildings and is iconic of the skyline. Was once the tallest building in the world.

Guildhall and Stonebow
An early 16th century town building which forms an archway over the main High Street.

Jew’s House
One of the oldest town houses in England, located on Steep Hill and just below the Jew’s Court

Jew’s Court
A 14th century building on Steep Hill, located beside Jew’s House and thought to be on the site of a Medieval Synagogue.

Leigh Pemberton House
Located between Lincoln Castle and Lincoln Cathedral, this half-timbered, 16th century house is now the Visitor Information Centre for Lincoln.

St. Mary’s Guildhall
A major residence, one of the oldest buildings in the city and possibly the property of Henry II.  Constructed for the crown wearing ceremonies of Christmas 1157.

Magna Carta
Lincoln is home to one of only four surviving copies of Magna Carta, dating back to the 13th century. Visit the document in Lincoln Castle and discover a piece of human history.

Guided Walking Tours
Enjoy a fun and factual guided walking tour around the City’s Cathedral Quarter with a qualified Green Badge Guide.

Norman House
This stone building, on Steep Hill, dates back to the 12th century and is one of the oldest surviving, domestic buildings in the UK.

High Bridge, Lincoln.
Lincoln’s High Bridge is the oldest UK bridge which still has buildings in use on it.

Newport Arch
A surviving jewel of Roman Britain, Newport Arch is the oldest arch in the UK and still actively used by traffic.

Medieval Bishops’ Palace
Built in the 12th century, these ruins lie close to Lincoln Cathedral.

Roman Lower West Gate
This lower city wall of Roman Lindum Colonia was built from the 2nd century onwards to defend the settlement on the hillside, below the original upper city.

Roman Posterngate
Part of Lincoln’s Roman South Wall is now hidden under a bank and can be seen during tours on selected dates through the year.

Roman East Gate
The north tower and adjacent city wall of the Upper Roman City which can be seen in the forecourt of the Lincoln Hotel.

Enjoy your visit to this vibrant city…..

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