Not only is Lincolnshire one of the most beautiful counties in the UK, it is also home to a broad selection of historically significant sites and attractions. From the county's wealth of stunning country homes to the miles of untouched, rugged coastline on the North Sea, there's plenty to attract visitors. Accordingly, the East Midlands county is home to some of the UK's finest hotels.
The county of Lincolnshire may have more than its fair share of properties dating back to medieval times, but parts of its history stretch back even further than that. The Newport Arch is one of the oldest and most fascinating sights in the country today.
Roman Ruins in Lincoln
The city of Lincoln is home to a small wall with huge significance. Newport Arch is a stone archway which dates back to the 3rd Century. Originally, the archway was used as the north gateway to the Roman city of Lindum Colonia. While there are similar arches to be found around the country, it's believed that Newport Arch is the oldest still to be used by traffic in the United Kingdom. The small archway and stretch of wall make for an impressive sight.
History Around Lincoln
While the Newport Arch is by far the oldest relic to be found in Lincoln, there's no shortage of historical sights and artefacts elsewhere in the city. In fact, the city is a veritable treasure for tourists with a keen interest in history.
Probably the most famous historical attraction in Lincoln is the castle, which dates back to the 11th Century. The building's structure is in excellent condition, and there's even an original copy of the Magna Carta – one was originally given to each baron throughout the country – to be found within its walls.
Hotels in Lincolnshire
With such a wealth of attractions in the county, it's no surprise that Lincolnshire is so well-served by exquisite hotels, guest houses and B&Bs. The Lincolnshire Poacher Inn offers the period charm of Lincoln, but in a more rural setting. There's a restaurant on-site, and a selection of luxury facilities in the guest rooms. Further outside of Lincoln, the Red Lion at Revesby and the Boston Lodge offer peaceful settings with excellent facilities.