Lincoln grew out of the old Roman town of Lindum, at the junction of Ermine Street and the Foss Way.. The city of Lincoln is dominated by the cathedral with stands on a position above the city. The cathedral is a medieval masterpiece, which was started in the 12th century. The surrounding countryside is flat, and dotted with a number of windmills
A number of Norman domestic buildings survive, including the Jew's House and the House of Aaron the Jew (above centre). These date from a period when the country was trying to encourage Jewish investment in trade.
Lincoln Castle (above) can be visited. The cathedral (below) with its three towers, is magnificent both inside and out
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