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About Lincoln

About Lincoln

Lincoln is a county town of Lincolnshire situated in the East Midlands of England. In 2012, the city had a population nearly around 94,600. Lincoln located in a gap in the Lincoln Cliff 227 k north of London at an elevation of 20.4 m above sea level by the River Witham. The city of Lincoln is famous for its Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle. Various leisure and shopping facilities are available in the Lincoln City.

During the industrial revolution, Lincoln city started shining in the engineering industry through manufacturing of tanks and air engines. In the engineering industry, Lincoln recognised as the world leader. In 1916, Lincoln was given a nickname “Tank Town” as the first ever tank was designed and build in this city. Lincoln is also a central point of the aviation industry. It has several RAF bases working on the flat countryside, due to this it is known as the Bomber County. Lincoln city is a hometown to United Kingdom’s fastest-growing modern universities.


The economy of the Lincoln city based on commerce, tourism, public administration and arable farming. Public administration and health and education are the primary employment sectors with 34% workforce in the Lincoln city whereas restaurants, hotels and distribution have 25% workforce. To increase the inward investment and act as a foundation for small companies, University of Lincoln was established.

Chelmsford and Dynex Semiconductor are the two primary electronics companies in the Lincoln City. Chelmsford is located between Foss Dyke and Carholme road, and the Dynex Semiconductor is situated on Doddington road, near North Hykeham. In Central Lincolnshire, the city is considered as the main centre for jobs and facilities. The town is within “travel to work” area according to a document entitled “Central Lincolnshire Local Plan Core Strategy”.


The city has Lincoln Central as its railway station with five platforms. Trains run to Nottingham, Grimsby, Newark-on-Trent and Peterborough. A direct rail service runs to London City by Virgin Trains East Coast. A15 and A46 are the two main roads. Both these streets passed beside the High Street. The highways A15 and A46 met the A57 at the crossing of the High Street and Guildhall Street. In 1985, the A46 bypass was opened. Starting from the Nottinghamshire-Lincolnshire boundary and finishing at Thimblebyon the A158 near Horncastle, the B1190 is an east-west road through Lincoln.

Famous Attractions

  • Lincoln Cathedral – It is the seat of the Anglican Bishop. After St Paul's and York Minster, the cathedral is the third largest floor area in Britain. For 238 years, Lincoln Cathedral remains the tallest building in the world.
  • Lincoln Castle – William the Conqueror constructed this castle in the late 11th century. In England, Lincoln castle is considered as one of the best preserved and most impressive Norman castles. It has been used as a law court and prison. Lincoln Castle is open as a museum to the public. The castle is an ancient monument and presently owned by Lincolnshire County Council.
  • Lincoln Medieval Bishop Palace – The Old Bishop’s Palace was first built in the late 12th century. Palace is situated on a hillside site, below Lincoln cathedral, providing all-embracing views over the Lincoln city. It is a popular historic attraction among visitors. During the civil war, the palace was damaged and consequently primarily abandoned.
  • Steep Hill – It is a famous tourist street in Lincoln city. The Academy of Urbanism named the steep hill as “Britain’s Best Place” in the year 2011. The hill has various independent tea rooms and shops. Norman House and Jew’s House are the two Norman houses situated on the street.

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