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Brayford Pool, Lincoln

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The Brayford Pool is a natural lake formed from a widening of the River Witham in the centre of the city of Lincoln in England. It was used as a port by the Romans - who connected it to the River Trent by constructing the Foss Dyke - and has a long industrial heritage.Today, the waterfront surrounding the pool is home to a range of hotels, restaurants, bars, entertainment venues and a modern University (University of Lincoln). There is also a year-long programme of events on the waterfront including vehicle displays, music evenings and carnival parades.HistoryThe Pool has been the focus of Lincoln's urban regeneration since the early 1990s. It is now overlooked by bars, restaurants, a cinema and, most significantly, the University of Lincoln. The only reminder of the past is the Royal William public house, a traditional pub housed inside a listed building. The Pool is used as a marina by houseboats and pleasure craft, as well as by anglers and kayakers.
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  • Being fairly local I know that this area in the 1970's was somewhere that few visited. Today it is redeveloped, vibrant, busy and has many things to do. From sitting and watching people in the marina ...  more »
  • We had not realised that this was here so went by bus to have a look. It was about10.30 in the morning and was quiet. It was surrounded by the usual chain multiple eating houses and a hotel so that in...  more »
  • Five minutes from the main drag, and worth visiting for the classical view across the water of Lincoln Cathedral. No doubt the local authority spent a small fortune redeveloping Brayford Pool which, j...  more »