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Lincoln's Historic Guildhall - 12.00pm Guided Tours September/October 2020

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Lincoln's Historic Guildhall

Saltergate

Lincoln

LN2 1DH

United Kingdom

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A unique insight into over 813 years of civic history in one of England's most important medieval cities.

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Lincoln's Historic Guildhall stands on what is probably the oldest continually occupied site in the city, having first been home to the south gate of the extended Roman Colonia around the year 211 AD. One of the longest continually used sites by a city administration in England, Lincoln's Mayor and common council first met in the rooms above the arch in 1237 AD after being dispossessed of their original meeting place by King Henry III in that year. Throughout alterations and rebuilding in the 14th century the council met on the site and still do today. The guide will take you through almost 2000 years of Lincoln's evolution, and you will have the opportunity to see the main council chamber, inner chamber with Tudor pole arms, robing room and insignia room standing on the site of the old City gaol, housing one of the finest collections of civic insignia in England including maces, and royal swords still in ceremonial use today. The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Lincoln is one of the oldest civic offices in Britain and is still very active over 813 years after it's inception.

Lincoln Guildhall was the winner of Visit England awards for Hidden Gem in 2016 and Best Told Story in 2018. Visitors rate us as 5 star on TripAdvisor with a certificate of excellence awarded for several years. A free heritage attraction in the heart of the City. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

**IMPORTANT INFORMATION**

  • Face masks/coverings must be worn for the duration of the tour
  • Social distancing is in operation
  • Please sanitise your hands on entry
  • No toilets are available at this time
  • If you have any of the symptoms associated with Covid-19 please do not attend the tour

DUE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES THE STAIR LIFT IS NOT IN OPERATION AT THIS TIME. VISITORS MUST ENSURE THEY ARE ABLE TO ACCESS, UNAIDED, SEVERAL FLIGHTS OF STAIRS SOME OF WHICH DUE TO THE AGE OF THE BUILDING ARE UNEVEN. PLEASE DO NOT BOOK IF YOU MAY REQUIRE ASSISTANCE. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

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Lincoln's Historic Guildhall

Saltergate

Lincoln

LN2 1DH

United Kingdom

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