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Art, History & Archaeology Sites & Museums

The second largest county in England, Lincolnshire is characterised by its broad, flat landscapes. Some of the oldest evidence for human habitation here comes from the Early Neolithic long barrows known evocatively as the Deadmen’s Graves. The Romans subsequently established the settlement of Lindum Colonia, which eventually evolved into the county town of Lincoln. Several Roman features, like the Newport Arch, can still be seen in the city. Lincolnshire also has a range of medieval sites, from the castles at Tattershall and Bolingbroke to the Lincoln Medieval Bishops’ Palace, standing in the shadow of Lincoln Cathedral. The county is also home to a number of significant post-medieval houses, from the 15th-century Gainsborough Old Hall, which King Henry VIII himself visited, to the 17th-century Woolsthorpe Manor, where world-famous physicist Isaac Newton was born and raised.

Archaeology & History Sites in Lincolnshire

Newport Arch

The Romans established a Legionary fortress in Lincoln, then known as Lindum Colonia. It had many of typical features associated with Roman rule, including public baths, temples and a forum. There are a few remains from this period in the city, the best is Newport Arch. Built in the 3rd century AD, it served as the northern entrance to the city right through to the Middle Ages. Now Grade-I listed, over the past century or so a number of trucks attempting to pass through the arch have caused damage.

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Museums & Art Galleries in Lincolnshire

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