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Brayford Pool, Lincoln

(4.1/5 based on 95+ 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 is the place to choose for a variety of food outlets for many known chain outlets. Has an Odeon Cinema complex with Costa Coffee outlet attached  more »
  • We had a good meal in one of the Italian chain restaurants and a film at the cinema. Very pleasant and plenty there  more »
  • The views at this place are really great! We didn't have to wait long for a table, the food was good as always and the staff were very helpful.  more »