The skyline of Lincoln is dominated by its vast medieval cathedral. It towers over the city and is surrounded by the oldest quarter, with its quaint historic buildings and narrow cobbled streets. The remains of the 11th-century Lincoln Castle stand nearby.
The waterways are a key part of the city. The River Witham joins the Fossdyke Navigation at Brayford Pool in the centre of Lincoln. This large expanse of water was a natural lake and was first excavated by the Romans to improve it for boats. Today, you can see a host of narrowboats and river craft at the boatyard, marina and boat club.
Just east of Brayford Pool, the River Witham navigation passes through the heart of Victorian Lincoln and through the Glory Hole – where an ancient half-building stands right over the canal.