International Bomber Command Centre
Canwick Ave, Lincoln LN4 2HQ, UK
About International Bomber Command Centre
The International Bomber Command Centre is a memorial and interpretation centre telling the story of Bomber Command Overlooking the city of Lincoln, in England. It includes a 31-meter tall memorial spire, the UK’s tallest war memorial, and walls that feature the names of all those who lost their lives during the Second World War serving or supporting Bomber Command. There are also two peace gardens: one Lincolnshire and one International.
Attractions near International Bomber Command Centre
High Bridge is the oldest bridge in the United Kingdom which still has buildings on it, dating back to 1160AD. The first building to be built on the bridge, that is now part of Lincoln High Street, was a chapel, dedicated to Thomas Becket - a common occurance on Medieval English bridges. Bridges like this were common in the Middle Ages, the best known being London Bridge, but most have long since been demolished because of their obstruction to the river flow and to shipping.
This beautiful Tudor building is situated above the Stonebow arch, where the southern gate to the old Roman city once stood. It has been used since its construction in 1520, occupying the whole second floor of the Stonebow, and still plays host to Full Council meetings and City Council events. It houses numerous pieces of regalia, including the sword of Richard II, Mayor’s Chains of Office and Mayor’s posy ring.
The Arboretum is a park of Grade II historical importance, containing beautiful gardens, lakes, fountains and a children's play area. Following the national trend of providing public parks, and with the closure of the nearby Temple Gardens, which had operated on a semi-public basis, the Lincoln Commons Act was passed. The Arboretum has a lodge at its west entrance on Monks Road and has three terraces of housing adjoining it to its western edge: Arboretum View, Monks Leys Terrace, and Woodland Vi
The Brayford Pool is a natural lake formed from a widening of the River Witham in the center of the city of Lincoln in England. It was used as a port by the Romans – who connected it to the River Trent by constructing the Foss Dyke. The Brayford Waterfront is now one of the most vibrant and exciting parts of Lincoln. It is no longer surrounded by housing, mills, breweries and engine sheds but by a 21st century university, stylish restaurants and internationally renowned hotels.
Boultham Park is a beautuful public park in Lincoln. The park was part of an estate in the 18th and 19th centuries. It has space to relax and recharge; to play games and picnic; go for a run or walk the dog; enjoy the wildlife on a lake or woodland walk. There is also lots of wildlife to see in the park, from swans to woodland birds, waterfowl and squirrels.
The Usher Gallery is an art museum in Lincoln, England. The gallery displays a collection of artworks by painters such as J. M. W. Turner and L. S. Lowry. It combines displays from its permanent collections of fine arts, decorative arts and horology, enhanced by loans of acclaimed works from national collections, with a vibrant programme of temporary exhibitions.
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Lincolnshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. The majority of tourism in Lincolnshire relies on the coastal resorts and towns to the east of the Lincolnshire Wolds. The county has some of the best-known seaside resorts in the United Kingdom, which are a major attraction to visitors from across England, especially the East Midlands and parts of Yorkshire.