Newport Arch


Rough-edged Newport Arch was built by the Romans in the 3rd century AD, and is the oldest arch in Britain that still has traffic passing through it.

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1. Lincoln Castle

0.19 MILES

One of the first castles erected by the victorious William the Conqueror, in 1068, to keep his new kingdom in line, Lincoln Castle offers awesome views…

2. Lincoln Cathedral


Towering over the city like a medieval skyscraper, Lincoln's magnificent cathedral is a breathtaking representation of divine power on earth. The great…

3. Exchequergate


Located between the castle and the cathedral, the triple-arched, battlement-topped Exchequergate, where the church's tenants paid their rent, dates from…

4. Priory Gate


Built in 1825, this is the Victorian replacement for the medieval gate that stood here until 1815, when the original Roman gate was torn down as it was…

5. Bishops' Palace

0.25 MILES

Beside Lincoln Cathedral lie the time-ravaged but still imposing ruins of the 12th-century Bishops' Palace, gutted by parliamentary forces during the…

6. Museum of Lincolnshire Life

0.26 MILES

Displays at this charming community museum housed in an old Victorian barracks span everything from Victorian farm implements to the tin-can tank built in…

7. Pottergate

0.35 MILES

Pottergate was once part of the cathedral's medieval walls, forming the southeastern gateway.

8. Usher Gallery

0.36 MILES

A handsome Edwardian building decorated with carvings of cow skulls houses an impressive collection of works by greats such as Turner, Lowry and English…