Lincoln 06-10-2012


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Discover a world of rich history during your visit to Lincoln castle, nestling in the heart of historic Lincoln. The castle hosts an exciting events program and offers free guided tours. These provide a fascinating insight into the history of Lincoln and its castle. The castle is home to the Lincoln Magna Carta, dating back to 1215, as well as the Charter of the Forest. Lincoln castle is the only place where you can see the two documents together in the world. Join one of the experienced tour guides to discover more about the history of Lincoln Castle. The guides will take you through the ages from the origins of the castle in 1068 to the Victorian times when the castle was used as a prison. Experience the magnificent views of the cathedral, the city of Lincoln and the surrounding countryside from the extensive wall walks during your visit to the castle. Find speciality, vintage and retro stores on Steep Hill, voted 'Britain's Best Street 2012'. The Strait, at the bottom end of Steep Hill has a range of fashion and designer stores. Discover the historic part of Lincoln by shopping on Steep Hill and The strait. These lovely old streets offer a wide variety of independent and speciality shops, a lot of them housed in the oldest buildings of the city. This shopping area provides a great selection of food and drink, exclusive and vintage clothing, old book stores and other speciality shops. Lincoln Cathedral, one of Europe’s finest Gothic buildings and an icon for Lincoln dominates Lincoln's skyline. Lincoln Cathedral has been the tallest building in the world. Yet, in spite of its size, it is filled with intricate detail. In Lincoln Cathedral the architects of the Gothic style perhaps reached the pinnacle of their art. It is an absolute must see for anyone visiting Lincoln. Floor Tours run from Monday to Saturday, which are suitable for all. They usually last around an hour and cover all aspects of the Cathedral: from architecture, history with a few interesting stories thrown in along the way. Roof Tours are also run throughout the year excluding Sundays. It takes approximately 90 minutes and will give you fantastic views of the inside of one of the Cathedral roofs as well as getting up close to the wonderful stained glass windows. Tower Tours - this tour takes you up the highest tower and once at the top you will get an amazing 360 degree view of the surrounding area.

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