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Lincoln's busy modern lower town forms a striking contrast with the peaceful and picturesque old town around the cathedral. Starting from the High Street, the first church is St Peter-at-Gowts with its Saxon tower. A short distance away St Mary's Guildhall (1190), a fine example of Norman secular architecture, was originally a royal storehouse then a guildhall with Roman excavations.
In Akrill's Passage, visitors can see a notable 15th century half-timbered house and the church of St Mary-le-Wigford in early English style with a Saxon tower. The St Mary's Conduit was built in the 16th century with stone from a Carmelite friary. The High Street continues under the Stonebow, the 15th century medieval south town gate with the Guildhall, the great council chamber, on the floor above it.
Location: High St, Lincoln
2 Brayford Waterfront
The Brayford Waterfront consists of the city's former inland port (known as the "Pool") and is fed by the River Witham, spanned by the High Bridge (1160). In the 18th and 19th centuries it was an important handling center for agricultural products, and today the old warehouses have been turned into hotels and restaurants catering to visitors amid the many moored yachts and canal boats
From the south side there's a splendid view of the cathedral, and Brayford Wharf North is home to the fascinating National Cycle Museum.
Location: Brayford Pool, Lincoln
3 Lincoln Cathedral
This spectacular Anglo-Norman building, started in 1088, is one of the most visited cathedrals in England. Its triple-aisled interior is impressive for the length and size of its two transepts, and for the contrasting colors of its honey-colored limestone and dark Purbeck marble. Also of note is the round window known as the Eye of the Deacon with its medieval stained glass, as well as the Eye of the Bishop with pieces of glass from different periods. A wrought-iron gate leads to St Hugh's Choir, one of the best examples of Early-Gothic architecture in England. Another unique feature is the Lincoln Imp. According to legend, the imp so annoyed the angels in the choir it was turned to stone. The cathedral's imposing twin towered west front is a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic styles, its central frieze-like sculpture depicting scenes from the Old Testament including Noah's Ark, Daniel in the Lion's Den, as well as dragons.
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