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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln Roman Trail

Roman Trail
Roman artefacts at The Collection
The Roman gate in Number 44 on Steep Hill
Newport Arch
The Roman East Gate

Between AD50-60 a legionary fortress was built by the Romans in Lincoln and the city became known as Lindum Colonia. Follow the Roman Trail to see remains of this ancient city today.

Four gateways were built to go in and out of Lindum Colonia which was built of large stone buildings, reflecting its status as a model of Roman urbanism. The city eventually expanded down the hill and the original wooden defences were fronted in stone during the early 2nd century.

Many of these substantial structures can still be seen today including the country's only remaining Roman arch still used by traffic and part of a city gate built into shops on Steep Hill.

The Lincoln Roman Trail will take you around the remains of the Roman city in the Cathedral Quarter and to The Collection where a display of more Roman artefacts can be found. There are also points of interest further south in the city to discover.

The trail is available online as an interactive smart-phone web app.

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