A guide to Lincoln
Lincoln is a magnificent cathedral city located in the historic county of Lincolnshire. It is a beautiful city, being situated on the Witham River, at the foot of a huge hill. The castle and the fantastic cathedral had been built on this hill. Both are significant landmarks of the city and also major tourist attractions.
The wonderful city of Lincoln is a major tourist spot, attracting dozens of tourists each year. Other attractions include museums, parks, the Empowerment sculpture and also the famous Christmas Market. The surroundings of the city are as attractive as Lincoln itself. The nearby attractions include the Whisby Nature Reserve or the Swanholme Lakes. Visiting this city is surely an unforgettable experience.
Also named St Mary’s Cathedral, the spectacular church is a significant landmark of the city. The construction of it started in 1088 and was accomplished in several phases. For about 250 years it was considered the tallest building in the world. The cathedral is one of the most beautiful religious buildings of England. The organ is also magnificent, just like the two major rose windows of it. The spectacular Gothic style cathedral attracts dozens of visitors each year. During the summer it can be visited from every day from 7:15 to 20:00, on Sundays until 18:00. In the rest of the year it can be visited each day until 18:00 and on Sundays until 17:00. (October 2012)
The fantastic castle is also a major landmark of Lincoln. It was built in the late 11th century under the order of William the Conqueror. The castle was constructed on the site of a Roman fortress. Lincoln Castle is considered one of England’s best reserved castles. Today it is open to the public and houses a museum. There are free guided tours each day during the summer months from 11:00 to 14:00 and on weekends during winter. (October 2012)
Lincolnshire’s biggest sculpture, the Empowerment spans the Witham River, in the centre of the city. The sculpture presents the figure of two people who reach to each other across the river. The fantastic landmark of Lincoln is a very representative symbol of the city.
Whisby Nature Reserve
As I already mentioned it, the surroundings of Lincoln are very attractive. One of the natural attractions situated nearby Lincoln is the Whisby Nature Reserve. The Whisby Moor is located about 8 km from the city. The beautiful nature reserve is home to numerous species animals, such as duck, wigeon, tufted duck, teal and so on. There is a visitor centre near the reserve.
The Christmas Market in Lincoln is a popular event, being one of Europe’s largest Christmas markets. It is a four-day event and is held each year about three weeks before Christmas. It takes place in the city’s historic centre. The famous market attracts about 250.000 visitors yearly.