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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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  • August 19, 2017
    Over the years the Brayford pool/wharf area of Lincoln has undergone a massive regeneration. Just a short walk from the city proper you find an area that is radically different from what it was like i...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    Brayford Pool is just a short walk from Lincoln's High Street and houses a wide variety of eateries and coffee shops as well as an Odeon cinema. A good place to start a riverside walk and certainly ap...  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    I visit this area often. It is peaceful watching the wild life and there are plenty of places to sit and watch the boats. There are lots of cafes and drinking places along here. It gets busy at weeken...  more »

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For easy access to Lincoln's historical sites, shopping, and entertainment, stay close to the old town center. An alternative option to pricey hotels, self-catering apartments offer spacious rooms and private parking, all within walking distance of the city's historical castle and cathedral. To escape the crowds and enjoy an authentic Lincolnshire experience, consider staying in the surrounding countryside, which is dotted with charming B&Bs and family-owned cottages.
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