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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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  • In recent years Lincoln has undergone a wholesale makeover. Bradford Wharf (Pool) has become a centre for a vast array of food and drink outlets. Wagamama, Prezzo, Wetherspoons to name just a few. If ...  more »
  • As others have said already, this is a lovely place to come and walk along the river, look at the marina and the University buildings on the other side, have lunch in one of the chain restaurants. Sha...  more »
  • Lovely area to visit to eat, drink watch the water.very Busy with people very popular place. Recommend anyone to visit and have a meal and a drink. Lots of good eating venues. Something for everyone t...  more »
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  • Great place especially in summer with lovely view.Fab places to eat drink and cinema.
  • Lovely day out for all the family
  • Nice space in the centre of town for a walk. Lively space in the evenings. Plenty of restaurants, hotels, a cinema, and the like.
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