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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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  • Bradford is beautiful, even more so at night when it's all lit up. There are many places to eat and drink, and it even has the cinema. We always use Lucy tower street for parking, it's easy to do with...  more »
  • Its a pool in the middle of Lincoln with the odd boat on and a canal with a bridge. There are restaurants along one side and sitting out in the summer nights would be wonderful. along the other side i...  more »
  • This area has plenty of pubs & restaurants so it's ideal for an evening out. There's an Odeon cinema here too.