Foss Dyke, Lincoln, UK
About Foss Dyke
One of Britain’s oldest canals dating back to 120AD, the Fossdyke Navigation in Lincolnshire links the River Witham to the River Trent.It was built by the Romans to join Lindum Colonia to the River Trent. The canal has been used to transport cargo for almost 2000 years, including the stone used to build Lincoln Cathedral in the 11th century.
Attractions near Foss Dyke
A privately owned, fine late Elizabethan Mansion with stunning gardens, located just outside Lincoln. Discover the history and heritage of Doddington Hall and enjoy their 360 virtual tours. This Hall is also the setting for many weddings and events, concerts and exhibitions and has five holiday cottages available for short stays. Visitors are able to explore not only the Hall and Gardens but also the Bike Shop, Café, Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Home Store, Farrow & Ball and Country Clothing Store.
Hartsholme Country Park is a stunning open space to the south of the city covering more than 200 acres. Visitors can enjoy socially distant walks and cycle rides through the lakes and ornamental grounds and lots of wildlife watching. The Park centres on lakes and ornamental grounds originally the work of Edward Milnerin 1862, landscaping the area around a reservoir of 1848. They were built along with a home, Hartsholme Hall, which was demolished in 1951, around the time the grounds became a pub
The Museum of Lincolnshire Life is a museum in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, in the UK. Its rich and varied social history collection reflects and celebrates the culture of Lincolnshire and its people from 1750 to the present day. Exhibits illustrate commercial, domestic, agricultural, industrial and community life. Learn all about the rich history of Lincolnshire with interactive galleries and around 250,000 objects to explore, including an authentic World War One tank.
RAF Scampton is renowned as the former home of the famous World War II Dambusters 617 squadron. However, Scampton was established in 1916 during World War One. The museum covers the history of the station from the Great War to the present. It includes many artefacts relating to 617 Dambuster Squadron, including a half-sized bouncing bomb.
Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum is a privately owned museum run by the Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society formed in 1959. The museum houses a collection of over 65 vintage cars, buses and commercial vehicles spanning over 80 years of road transport history. There are also many interesting displays of transport history.
Lincoln’s Brayford Waterfront is England's oldest inland Harbour and offers a great selection of eating, drinking and entertainment venues. It’s the perfect place to relax at a pavement café overlooking the water or the stunning University of Lincoln campus after a hard days shopping. There is a wide range of restaurants and bars alongside luxury hotels and a multi-screen cinema.
Where is Foss Dyke
Discover more attractions in Lincolnshire, where Foss Dyke is located
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.