Lindum Colonia: Ecclesiastical Powerhouse and Norman Fortress
APPROACHING LINCOLN BY TRAIN OR ROADWAY, the towers of Lincoln cathedral can be seen for miles perched on the only hilltop across the fat Lincolnshire fens. The Romans first settled a legion here on what was an Iron Age site: Lindum Colonia. A millennium later, William the Conqueror saw the spot as perfect for building an imposing castle and cathedral church. Subsequently, the twin fortresses of state and church became centers of politics and wealth throughout the Middle Ages. As county town for Lincolnshire, it has remained the political and economic hub of England’s third largest county. The treasures left through centuries of rich history make Lincoln a great visit today.