Lincoln days out will reward the traveller with some of the most fascinating scenery and visual sights anywhere in England. This cathedral city is near the east coast of England in the county of Lincolnshire. It is most famous for being the home of the fabulous Lincoln Cathedral. If you are heading to Lincoln, be sure to save time to visit this incredible building. You may want to secure transportation with a Lincoln coach hire company to make it easier to get around, as the area surrounding Lincoln is sparsely populated. Besides the Cathedral, Lincoln history presents some interesting facts to discover. During World War I it was the centre for tank manufacturing and it was actually the place where the first tank was designed and built.
As for the Lincoln Cathedral, you simply have to see it to believe it. This edifice was built starting in 1088. It was destroyed by an earthquake in 1185. While earthquakes are seldom if ever occurring in England, this is considered a very strange anomaly. After it was rebuilt it was believed to be the tallest man made structure in the world for over 200 years. Its closest rival to that title is the Pyramids of Egypt. While it is one of the most magnificent structures in the world, it has a history of problems such as the earthquake. In 1237 the main tower collapsed and the ongoing maintenance of the building runs upwards of £1 million a year. There is an endless list of facts and figures associated with this structure such as the fact that it is home to one of only four of the original Magna Carta copies still in existence.