Lincoln is an ancient, well-built city, the capital of a county with the same name (Lincolnshire) and contains more than a dozen parishes (the count depends on the year you seek). It lies 132 miles north of London, 36 miles northwest of Boston and 18 miles southeast of Gainsborough. The city itself is bounded on the north by Riseholme and Nettleham parishes, to the west by Skellingthorpe and Boultham and on the south by Bracebridge and Canwick parishes. The city lies along the old Roman Road known as Ermine Street.
The city covers 5,280 acres, approximately. The city is easily accessed by train or motorcar. If you are planning a visit:
- Lincoln lies where the A15 trunk road is crossed by the A46. It is also the east end of the A57 and the west end of the A158 (another Roman Road).
- Train service still exists and will drop you at the south end of the city.
- If you want to keep fit while visiting, check out the Active Nation Yarborough Leisure Centre.
- Visit our touring page for more sources.
You can see pictures of Lincoln which are provided by:
You can see the
administrative areas in which Lincoln has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- See our "Maps" page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK977718 (Lat/Lon: 53.23404, -0.538416), Lincoln which are provided by: