Historic Lincoln

The city of Lincoln is filled with fascinating and historic architecture. Lincoln Cathedral can be seen from miles around (including – on a clear day – from Redhouse Farm B&B). While primarily noted as a fine example of English Gothic architecture, the oldest parts of the Cathedral date back to Norman times, when William the Conqueror first ordered it to be built in 1072, in addition to the already commissioned Lincoln Castle (commissioned in 1068, 2 years after the Battle of Hastings). Visitors are spoilt for choice between touring the Cathedral and Castle, discovering Lincoln’s Roman Ruins or enjoying the quirky pubs, cafes and boutiques of the Bailgate and Steep Hill. Interesting places to visit are the Museum of Lincolnshire LifeThe Collection Lincoln and nearby Ellis Windmill. For a celebration of all things ‘Lincolnshire’ then a visit to Lincolnshire Show in June is a must. If you prefer to step back in time you can mooch around our many antique shops, fairs and auctions. If you are feeling energetic you can explore the area on bicycle or on foot.
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