The cathedral city of Lincoln, population 85,000, is situated on the banks of the tranquil River Witham in Lincolnshire.
Visitors with an interest in spectacular architecture flock to Lincoln because, from a vantage point on the far side of the Brayford Pool, you are able to take in the city's cathedral in all its majesty as it looms over the lower-lying areas of the city centre.
Sitting alongside the cathedral is Lincoln Castle, which is a remarkably well-preserved - one of the most immaculate in the country, in fact - 11th century Norman castle that offers breathtaking views of the whole city. Lincoln also has several stretches of scenic parkland, such as Hartsholme Park, all of which are both well looked after and much frequented.
Lincoln is easily accessible from other major urban centres in the country, whether it be by road or rail.
Find out more about Lincoln in the About Lincoln section.
The city of Lincoln is a major tourist centre, with a unique blend of history and culture, attracting visitors to its historic buildings as well as the numerous specialist shops of Steep Hill and Bailgate.
Lincoln, symbolised by the Lincoln Imp, has an interesting mix of ancient and modern and is highly acclaimed for its artistic and cultural excellence.
Not surprisingly for such an historic city, Lincoln has a strong tourism industry but its economy is also bolstered by its public sector, retail and commerce, and farming sectors.
Lincoln has a two higher education institutions, the University of Lincoln and Bishop Grosseteste University College. It also has a college, Lincoln College, and a number of primary and secondary schools.
Topographically, Lincoln is unusual in that the city is divided between uphill and downhill areas, separating the city's main historical buildings from its city centre.
Lincoln is an ancient city with a history that spans several epic eras, as is evident from the numerous examples of buildings from different eras that can be seen across the city.
Transport details for travelling to or from Lincoln via road or train.