Brayford Pool at sunset
Brayford Pool at sunset

Not precisely a historic building, but there didn't seem to be any other category to place it in! This historic waterfront area of Lincoln marks the point where the Roman Fossdyke meets the River Witham to link Lincoln to the sea.

In the medieval period, Brayford Pool was much larger than it is today and was the centre of a thriving waterborne trade. Near Brayford Pool was the testing ground for William Foster, inventor of the tank. In modern times the area became dilapidated, but it has now been rescued from decline with the building of waterside paths, new shopping centres, and new buildings for Lincoln University.

Attractive walkways now line the Pool area, which is known for its population of mute swans. Near Brayside is the 15th-century Witch and Wardrobe pub, which is - apparently - haunted by a pair of ill-fated lovers, and a playful poltergeist.

Lincoln Travel Guide

About Brayford Pool
Address: Brayford Wharf North, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, LN1 1YX
Attraction Type: Historic Building
Location: A very short walk from Lincoln High Street along the River Witham.
Location map
OS: SK972711
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express


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