Lincoln was an important Roman town, named Lindum Colonia, at the junction of two roads. Ermine Street led to London, while the Fosse Way went via Leicester and the Cotswolds to Exeter. Traffic still passes under the Roman Newport Arch.
Lincoln Cathedral is one of the most magnificent in the land, and dates from Norman times. Its three towers can be seen for many miles, and are an unforgettable sight.
The Bailgate area, which contains Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle, is reached from the lower shopping area by the justifiably-named Steep Hill, which comes as a shock to all those who believe that Lincolnshire is flat.
On the hill is the 12th century stone Jew's House, and also the HOuse of Aaron the Jew.
There are 16th century shops lining the bridge over the River Witham, not far from the attractive Brayford Pool.
The Stonebow is a massive town gateway through which the main street passes.
Three of Lincoln's old churches have Anglo-Saxon towers.
Among those born in Lincoln are composer William Byrd and conductor Neville Marriner.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Lincoln for groups.