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Brayford Pool, Lincoln
(4.1/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This area has plenty of pubs & restaurants so it's ideal for an evening out. There's an Odeon cinema here too. 
  • A pleasure to go , where , just outside the city , a serene waterside development with good food , beautiful views and fully relaxing surroundings 
  • Take the Brayford Belle boat tour, lasts for just under an hour and the commentary is very interesting. A peaceful, relaxing little trip along the canal and cold drinks served onboard.